Rajarajeshwar Sir Ranbir Singh

Rajarajeshwar Sir Ranbir Singh (1830 – 1885)

Maharaja of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir from 1857 to 1885. He was a well known and reputed scholar of classical Persian and learned English, Sanskrit and Pashtu. During his reign, the trans Himalayan regions of Gilgit, Hunzanagar and Astore were conquered.

Carbon print, mounted
7.5 x 4.75 in. (19 x 12 cm.)
Photographer: Bourne & Shepherd, c. 1875