His Highness the Khan of Kalat and Sons
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His Highness the Khan of Kalat and Sons about 1893
A commercial photographer, Aberchirder-born Bremner worked in India for forty years, returning to Scotland in 1922. This group shows the Khan of Kalat seated on the right. The Khan ruled over the Baluchistan province (in the south-west of modern day Pakistan) from 1857 to 1893 until he was deposed by the British for his barbarous and cruel acts, including having his Prime Minister and family beheaded. The province would later come under British imperial administration. The photograph’s blank background accentuates the luxurious detail of the costumes.

Details

  • Acc. No. PGP 129.35
  • Medium Platinum print made by Pradip Malde from collodion glass negative
  • Size 25.10 x 30.10 cm (image size 24.50 x 29.30 cm)
  • Credit Purchased 1987