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English: "Chohan Rajpoots, Delhi" - This photograph is part of a series taken by the firm of Shepherd and Robertson for a book entitled 'The People of India' by Forbes Watson, published in 1868.
  • The Rajpoots were the highest secular Hindu caste. The Chohans, descendents of warrior princes, claimed the highest position among the Rajpoot clans. [The author of 'The People of India',] Forbes Watson described them as 'six feet and upwards in height, and stout in proportion, with strikingly handsome features, fair complexions and grey eyes'. The men are photographed in the shade to reduce the glare of the strong light reflected from the dazzling white buildings.
Date 1862-1868
Source http://www.nationalgalleries.org/collection/online_az/4:322/result/0/63177?initial=R&artistId=15603&artistName=Charles%20Shepherd%20and%20Arthur%20Robertson&submit=1
Author Charles Shepherd and Arthur Robertson
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