European rule was one of the most significant periods in the history of the subcontinent - from the days of the East India Company to the British Raj, its fall, and the subsequent partition of the territory into India and Pakistan.
A 'new' collection of drawings harkening back to the sights of that era has recently been issued. "The Europeans In India", originally published in 1813 and curated by Charles Doyley, illustrate the extravagant lifestyles led by foreign rulers in the subcontinent and the treatment of Indians in the British era.
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1. An Indian can be seen washing the feet of a young Englishman.
2. An Indian servant looks on while his European master smokes a hookah.
3. An Indian servant can be seen reading to a young European smoking hookah.
4. The drawing shows an Indian servant holding a razor in his mouth.
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5. A local dancer performs while the European men look on.
6. An Indian nanny looks after a young British child.
7. An Indian tailor taking instructions from a British woman.
8. Indian snake charmers put on a show for a European couple.
9. Europeans dine while a young Indian boy pulls cord on a ceiling fan.
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