Maharaja Ganga Singh (1887-1943) of Bikaner in Rajasthan, from the Elgin Collection, during the Viceroy Lord Elgin's 'Autumn Tour 1896'. He was known for his enlightened views on modernisation. He started an extensive building program in the city including the Lalgarh Palace and the Ganga Niwas. He was founder of the Bikaner Camel Corps, now part of the Indian Army's Border Security Force, which served in China, Somaliland, Egypt and the Middle East as part of the British Army in India.
Toda Woman, India, 1890sThe Toda people are a small pastoral community who live on the isolated Nilgiri plateau in Southern India. The Toda are renowned for their unlikeness to neighbouring tribes in appearance, manners, and customs.(courtesy of Old Indian Photos)