Images of history

Print edition : October 31, 2014

Rahaab Allana. Photo: K. Murali Kumar

A cabinet card back cover for Raja Deen Dayal & Sons. Photo: Alkazi Collection of Photography

Unknown publisher; printed in Germany"The Hooghly Bridge, Calcutta"; tinted phototype postcard, c. 1900-1920, 87 x 139 mm. Photo: Alkazi Collection of Photography

Rahaab Allana, curator of the “Drawn from Light” exhibition, says the photographs featured are marked by a creative tension between universal aspects of photography and the culture-specific pictorial conventions of 19th century India.
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