Garhwal Hill Village India -Old Print 1833

This steel engraved 10.5 x 8 inches Print is from an 1833 book. The text reads- “Jerdair-A Hill Village Gurwall. Sketched By Capt. R Elliot, R. N. Engraved by T Higham. Fisher, Son & Co, 1833.” Gurwall or Garhwal is a division of the Indian state of Uttrakhand. It is on the foothills of the great Himalayas, sandwiched by Himachal Pradesh in the north and Nepal in the south,

Uttrakhand was hived off from the state of Uttar Pradesh to form a separate state in the year 2000. The print’s original sketch was by Capt Robert Elliot of the British India military, done on the spot. The Himalayan villages in Garhwal are considerably more inhabited today. Read more in- These villages will definitely give you a complex about your homeplace.

Did you know- many of the homes in Garhwal are almost empty with only the elderly remain, the children have moved out to bigger cities for jobs.

From the collection-  Map Of Travancore Backwaters & Coast c1866.,  Antique Photo Ooty Town & Church 1890.,   Vintage Postcard Bangalore St Joseph College.,  Raja Ravi Varma’s “Saraswati” Oleograph c1910.

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