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Bearer

Bearer

Although Hobson Jobson (1903, p. 77) defines Bearer as, besides a palanquin carrier, also as "b. (In the Bengal Presidency) a domestic servant who has charge of his master's clothes, household furniture, and (often) of his ready money.

Champavati

Champavati

Another example of Dhurandhar's virtuosity as a painter, with the forest of trees and white flowers lending vibrancy to woman in the foreground.

Zuhoorun (Nautch-Girl).

Zuhoorun (Nautch-Girl).

Dancing girl of India on a popular Tuck's painted postcard, probably signed by G.E. McCulloch. Nautch or nach, a word used in several languages of North India, is an Indian term for "dance", and indicates several forms of popular dancing styles.

Fruit-seller

Fruit-seller

The Chitra Shala Press in Pune was one of the first and most prominent 19th century printers in India, and an early pioneer of lithographic printing in the subcontinent, known for their wall-size prints of Hindu religious scenes, playing cards and

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