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Marwari

Marwari

A moneylender strutting through the public square, carrying the ominous red books he uses to chase debtors through the courts, the vibrant city his backdrop.

Table Boy

Table Boy

From an unusual lithographic series, a marvelous rendition of a type still very active throughout the subcontinent and restaurants abroad.

Malee. (Gardener.)

Malee. (Gardener.)

The word "mali" apparently comes from the Sanskrit "mala" or garland via Hindi. Malis seem to be generally shown crouching on postcards.

[Verso, handwritten] "Upper Burma, May 8/[19]18 My dear Annie, I am pleased to hear from Mother that you got some

Punkha Boy

Punkha Boy

A key figure in the Raj was the punkha boy or man, who pulled the string that moved a fan in a bar or in the sleeping quarters to keep their employers cool.

A Pathan

A Pathan

[Original caption] An inhabitant of North-West India unsurpassed as a hill fighter. Although Mahomedans, the Pathans rebelled against the Mogul Emperors round about the sixteenth century and were in consequence forced to keep to the hills. [end]

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