[View of rapids in an unidentified river, possibly near Periyar Lake.]
Medium: Photographic print
View of a waterfall in Kerala taken by an unknown photographer in the early 1900s. The photograph is part of an album containing views of various locations in India, formerly in the collection of Horatio Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, (1850-1916), who was Commander in Chief of India between 1902 and 1909.
Kerala is a small state situated in the south west of India flanked by the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghat mountains. The area is geographically unique, comprising lush mountain scenery and 41 rivers which are fed by two annual monsoons. The state of Kerala was formed in 1956 by tying up the Princely states of Travancore and Cochin with Malabar, a province under Madras state.