Antique Photo Life In India During British Rule 1890
Antique Photo Life In India During British Rule 1890. This is a rare glimpse of life under British rule in early 1890. The photo shows a Britisher getting a haircut from a turbaned Indian barber. Also shown is a dog probably the Britisher’s pet sitting nearby.
What better life would a Britisher get other than in India, servants would be at their beck and call. Although the presence of Britishers in India was minuscule when in comparison to the vast population of native Indians. Indians were a majority in the military, civil services, medical, and so on.
But the critical and top-ranking posts were always reserved for the Britisher, Indians always had to do with subordinate roles. See another of my similar post- Antique 1865 Photo of Life In British India Era. Delhi, Calcutta, Bombay, and Madras were the main centers of British personnel concentration.
In short, the average Britisher led a lavish lifestyle in India, and his takeback after retirement was a fortune. Read more about- 9 Drawings That Reveal The Lavish Lifestyles That British Colonisers Led In India.
Did you know- many British women would arrive in India in search of husbands amongst the Britishers stationed here.
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