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Book writers

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: Photo 15/10(12)

Item number: 12

Length: 14.9

Width: 20.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of three Hindu priests writing religious texts in the modern-day state of Jammu and Kashmir, taken by an unknown photographer in the 1890s. This thre members of this group of Brahmins, members the priestly caste, are engaged in copying out sacred texts from which they read as part of their duties at ceremonies and festivals. Brahmins may also act in a secular capacity as bankers or money lenders.

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