Nautch Girls, Hyderabad

Title

Nautch Girls, Hyderabad

Subject

Photograph of nautch dancers at Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh, taken by Hooper and Western in the 1860s, 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 the dress, customs, trade and religions of the different racial groups on the sub-continent. Images like this one were exhibited at European international exhibitions during the nineteenth century. The girls in the photograph are wearing the dancers' traditional jewelled head-dress and anklets of small bells. The reclining girl also has a jewelled sheath covering her long plait.

Creator

Hooper and Western

Date

1860

Format

jpeg

Language

English

Identifier

GALE|BMBHBO041179270

Original Format

Photograph

Series

Photographs from the India Collection at the British Library

Physical Dimensions

6.9 x 22 Centimetres

Files

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Citation

Hooper and Western , “Nautch Girls, Hyderabad,” A la Recherche des Femmes Perdues, accessed November 12, 2018, http://onprostitution.oberlincollegelibrary.org/items/show/156.

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