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Pakistan 1870s

Title: Portrait of a Hindu girl from Sindh, showing method of wearing ear and nose rings, wristlets and anklets 5445 Creator: Photographer : Michie and Company Rights: Copyright © British Library Board

A young girl from an Indian princely family, c. 1870.  After British imperial rule in India was established in 1858 the numerous kingdoms or states were divided into three main divisions with 565 kingdoms in total. The states varied in size and significance; some covered thousands of square miles, others barely covered a square mile. With Independence in 1947 the princely states merged into the republic of India and in 1971 they were de-recognised by the Republic of India.

A young girl from an Indian princely family, c. After British imperial…

Royal Indian child. http://www.pinterest.com/shonati/royals/

You can't deny it, some of these young princes and princesses have some enviable swag. (Unidentified young Prince c.

Maharaja Bhupinder Singh (1891-1938) of Patiala,1900. From "Posing For Posterity: Royal Indian Portraits", by Pramod Kumar

Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of From "Posing For Posterity: Royal Indian Portraits" by Pramod Kumar.

Pakistan 1870s

Title: Portrait of a Hindu girl from Sindh, showing method of wearing ear and nose rings, wristlets and anklets 5445 Creator: Photographer : Michie and Company Rights: Copyright © British Library Board

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