Archaeological Survey of India
Portrait of two boys by Hurrichund Chintamon exhibited in the Paris Exhibition of 1867 and part of the Archaeological Survey of India. Both boys are wearing the characteristic elaborate turban of the Akalkot Marathas, the princely and military order of the former Hindu kingdom of Maharastra in central India (now in the modern state of Maharashtra).
Girls wearing jewellery, from the Bengal collection at the International Exhibition of (1872) Studio portrait of two young women at Lucknow taken by an unknown photographer in c. 1872, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. The girls in the photograph are seated on rugs and posed to show front and rear views. They may be dancers, as shown by the anklets of small bells they are wearing.
Studio portrait of three dancing girls taken by Nicholas & Curths in 1870, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. This photograph was shown at the Vienna Exhibition of 1873. The girls in the photograph are dancers as shown by the anklets of small bells they are wearing that jingle as their feet hit the floor in time to the music.
Portrait of a Muslim girl from Sindh, showing method of wearing ear and nose rings, necklace and anklets Creator: Photographer : Michie and Company pany | Date:  ; c. 1870Full-length standing studio portrait of a Muslim girl from Karachi in Sind, Pakistan, taken by Michie and Company in c. 1870, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. This is one of a series of photographs commissioned by the Government of India in the 19th century, in order to gather information about th
The son of H.H. Chunnasee Rajoonath Pant by Bourne and Shepherd in the late 1860s, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. The youth in this photograph is holding a sword, leaning a against a banister rail beside a sculptural ornament of a horse and archer. .
Full-length studio portrait of a seated girl wearing jewellery, from Madras in Tamil Nadu, taken in c. 1872, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. Many examples of jewellery from India were shown at the London Universal Exhibition of 1872 and this photograph may have been one of those exhibited to demonstrate the way it was worn. The girl is wearing the fine ceremonial sari and jewelled head-dress worn by a bride on her wedding day.
Pupils in classroom in the Anglo-Vernacular School, Karachi Creator: Photographer : Michie and Company | Date:  ; c. 1873 Photograph of pupils in the classroom in the Anglo-Vernacular School at Karachi in Sind in Pakistan from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections: India Office Series (Volume 46), taken by Michie and Company in 1873. This photograph of a small group of pupils seated round a table, with the teacher standing beside the globe on the right
Photograph of the Jodh Bai Palace at Fatehpur Sikri, taken by Edmund William Smith in 1893, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. This is view of a chhatri, or kiosk, above the reception room of the Jodh Bai Palace, at Fatehpur Sikri, the Mughal Emperor Akbar's palace-city complex, built between 1571 and 1585. The palace was part of the Haram Sara (Imperial Harem), which comprised a large number of buildings and apartments for the ladies of the court. The Jodh Bai Palace was the l
Photograph of the Tomb of Muhammad Ghaus at Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, taken by Bourne and Shepherd around 1883, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. Muhammad Ghaus was a celebrated Muslim saint who died in 1563. His tomb dates from c.1565 and is a fine example of early Mughal architecture from the reign of Emperor Akbar (r.1556-1605). It is situated near the great hill fortress of Gwalior, held by the Mughals between the 16th and 18th centuries. The tomb is a square stone buildi
Photograph of the base of the minaret of the Nagina Masjid at Champaner in Gujarat, taken by Henry Cousens in the 1880s for the Archaeological Survey of India. The ruined city of Champaner is situated north-east of Ahmadabad. It was a stronghold of Rajput kings until the Sultanate ruler Mahmud Begarha (r.1458-1511) took the city in 1484. Mahmud founded a new city at Champaner and moved his capital there. The Nagina Masjid, or Jewel Mosque, dates to the mid-16th century and is situated just north
Shankaracharya Temple on the summit of Takht-i-Suleiman (Throne of Solomon), near Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir - 1868 Photograph of the Shankaracharya Temple on the summit of Takht-i-Suleiman (Throne of Solomon), near Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir, taken by John Burke in 1868. This view was reproduced in Henry Hardy Cole's Archaeological Survey of India report, 'Illustrations of Ancient Buildings in Kashmir,' (1869), in which he wrote, 'The Takt-i-Suliman Hill overlooks Srinagar, the capit...