John Falconer, British Library
A Biographical Dictionary of 19th Century Photographers in South and South-East Asia
Brother of Dr Bhow Dajee. An early member of the Bombay Photographic Society, of which he was a council member between 1857-61, he ran a photographic studio in Rampart Row, Bombay from 1858-68. Showed prints of scenery, temples, mosques, rivers, etc., in Gujarat and Ahmadabad to the Bombay Photographic Society, also prints from waxed paper negatives and collodion prints. 31 collodion prints (portraits and views of racial types, trades and occupations), shown at Photographic Society of Bengal Exhibition of March 1857.
Applied unsuccessfully for the post of instructor in photography at the Elphinstone Institution in 1855 (the position went to W. H. S. Crawford (qv)).
One of his photographs is used by William Johnson (qv), in the latter’s The Oriental Races and Tribes: Residents and Visitors of Bombay (2 vols, London, 1863-66).
Narayen Dajee, photographer, Rampart Row, Bombay, 1857, 1859, 1860, 1862 (Bombay Times Calendar and Almanac).
Narayan Dajee, photographer, Girgaum Road, Bombay, 1863-(66) (The Times of India Calendar and Directory).
Narayan Dajee, photographer, Fort, Bombay, 1858 (Bombay Times Calendar and Almanac).
Member of Council, Bombay Photographic Society, 1858-(60) (Bombay Times Calendar and Almanac).
Photographer, Girgaum Road, Bombay, 1866 (Bombay Almanack)
- Λ Journal of the Bombay photographic society, Feb-Jun 1856.