The Indian Postman
A Mohammedan. Indian Characters. This portrait represents a Mohammedan dressed In the full costume worn by Muslims from the North-West Provinces. It will be noticed that the turban is twisted… Read More
Wasudev Beggar. India Jaggi Vasudev There are beggars and beggars, from the Hindu ascetic, who, after renouncing the lusts of the flesh, wanders from shrine to shrine, and meditates upon… Read More
The Snake Charmer. Indian Characters. Although the so-called” snake-charmer” is usually a sharp-witted and ofttimes a clever fellow, it is his conjuring which forms his chief claim to attention. True,… Read More
The Nautch girls. Indian dancers.
The Mellon Seller This picture represents a woman of the Kulmbi caste, who is not by any means to be confounded with a coolie. A very low caste woman would… Read More
The Bania. A merchant from Mumbai.
Her jacket may be of cloth, or of cotton, or silk, according to the season, but it is always cut in the same style, faIling just below the waist.
The indoor male costume consists of a muslin shirt, a pair of loose white cotton trousers, a cotton waistcoat with sleeves, a skull cap and slippers.
Native Servants It has been said, with some amount of truth, that natives of India make excellent servants, but one of the qualifying conditions lies in the necessity of knowing… Read More