Portrait of T. Schaya Jangar, Professor at Madras University.
Photographer: Madras School of Industrial Arts
Medium: Photographic print
Full-length seated portrait of T. Schaya Jangar, Professor at Madras (Chennai) University, taken in the 1860s. This is one of a series of photographs commissioned by the Government of India in an attempt to gather information about the different racial and occupational groups extant on the sub-continent in the late 19th century. Material was submitted by professional and amateur photographers working in studios and in the field; this photograph was attributed to the Madras School of Industrial Arts, established 1850, an important training centre for photographers in the area.