Maharao Khengarji of Kutch

Maharao Khengarji (1866 – 1942) of Kutch

Hunting is a taboo in today’s time but during the 19th century it was on the ‘must do list’ of every European coming to visit India. The fauna of India attracted many to pursue the pleasure and show ones manliness and triumph over the savage. Elaborate hunting expeditions were arranged by the local rulers to show their friendliness to the white colonizers. Here we can see father – Maharao Khengarji and son participating in the activity together.

Gelatin silver print, mounted
16.5 x 22.5 in. (42 x 57.2 cm.)
Photographer: K. M. Joshi, c. 1920