Peasant Life, Sindh
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Peasant Life, Sindh about 1890
  • Scottish Art
This view of peasant life in Sindh shows the province’s largely agriculture-based economy that was dependent on the Indus River and the canal-based irrigation system introduced by the British. In his memoir Bremner described Sindh as "nothing more than a lonely desert... [however] since the inauguration of irrigation throughout the land it has become one of the richest, yielding harvests which compete in production with other provinces... another example of what the British Raj has done for the good of the country".

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British Raj

The British Raj (Raj meaning "reign" in Hindi) was a term used to describe the period of British rule in the Indian subcontinent between 1858 and 1947. The region under British control, commonly called India in contemporary usage, included areas directly administered by the United Kingdom, as well as the princely states ruled by individual rulers overseen by representatives of the British Crown. The region was less commonly also called the Indian Empire.

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British Raj, Composition

Details

  • Acc. No. PGP 129.13
  • Medium Glass negative
  • Size 25.30 x 30.20 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1987