Studio portrait of Gosavis, Bombay.
Photographer: Chintamon, Hurrichund
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of a group of men and youths of the Gosavi caste, posed against a painted studio backdrop, taken by Hurrichund Chintamon. This photograph is from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections, and was shown at the Paris Exhibition of 1867. It is one of a series of ethnographical photographs commissioned by the Government of India in order to gather information about the different racial groups on the sub-continent in the late 19th century.