Portrait of a Brahmin of the Carnatic, Bombay.
Photographer: Chintamon, Hurrichund
Medium: Photographic print
Portrait of a Brahmin of the Carnatic seated beside low table laid out with various religious objects, by Hurrichund Chintamon the 1860s. This photograph, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections, was part of the Paris Exhibition of 1867.
This is one of a series of ethnographical photographs commissioned by the Government of India in the late 19th century in order to record the tribes, races and castes on the sub-continent. The Brahmins or Priests, are highest of the four Hindu castes.