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Shepherd & Robertson 
Chohan Rajpoots, Delhi 
1862-1868 
  
Albumen print 
18.9 x 23.6 cm 
  
National Galleries of Scotland 
Acc. No. PGP R 883 
  
 
LL/56774 
  
(Curatorial caption, accessed 23 November 2014)
The Rajpoots were the highest secular Hindu caste. The Chohans, descendents of warrior princes, claimed the highest position among the Rajpoot clans. [The author of 'The People of India',] Forbes Watson described them as 'six feet and upwards in height, and stout in proportion, with strikingly handsome features, fair complexions and grey eyes'. The men are photographed in the shade to reduce the glare of the strong light reflected from the dazzling white buildings. 
 

 
  
 
  
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