Full-length seated portrait of a Shawak Bania, Bombay.
Photographer: Chintamon, Hurrichund
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of a Shawak trader or merchant, taken by Hurrichund Chintamon in the 1860s. A print of this image was shown at the Paris Exhibition of 1867. This photograph is from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections; one of a series of ethnographical photographs commissioned by the Government of India in the late 19th century. These photographs were part of a survey to gather information about the people and monuments of India. Material was submitted by both professional and amateur photographers.