Hawa Mahal palace in Jaipur. Our Asian Neighbours - India
Looking up at the pink sandstone walls of the Hawa Mahal palace in Jaipur, India. An outstanding example of Mughal architecture, the palace was built in 1799 by Pratap Singh of Jaipur.
This image is taken from 'Anokhi': The story of John Singh and his English wife Faith and their work in maintaining the traditional hand-printing clothing industry of the villages around Jaipur. They keep the art alive by adapting it for sale to Western markets. 'Anokhi' is an episode in 'Our Asian Neighbours - India' 1977, a 14-part series that takes a personal look at the lives of a variety of individuals in India.
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Indian state elephant - 19th century
Indian state elephant - three men riding an elephant adorned with a decorative headpiece.(Australian artist Mortimer Menpes 1855 - 1938), caption reads: ' A State Elephant in all its Trappings - Even among such a gorgeous display as the native review this elephant attracted attention.'
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Panjdeh incident - Russian encounter with Afghan forces at Pul-i-Khishty (Brick Bridge)
Panjdeh incident - Russian encounter with Afghan forces at Pul-i-Khishty (Brick Bridge) . The 'incident' of 1885 was a diplomatic crisis between the British Empire and the Russian Empire caused by Russian expansion south-eastwards towards the Emirate of Afghanistan and the British Raj (India). After nearly completing the Russian conquest of Central Asia (Russian Turkestan) Russian forces captured an Afghan border fort. Seeing a threat to India, Britain came close to threatening war but both sides backed down and the matter was settled by diplomacy. The effect was to stop further Russian expansion in Asia, except for the Pamir Mountains and to define the north-western border of Afghanistan. Date: 1885
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