The attendants of the Sumptha Raja, Agra Durbar z

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The attendants of the Sumptha Raja, Agra Durbar z

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India, 1873:The attendants of the Sumptha Raja at the Agra Durbar, wearing char-aina (cuirass), kulah khud (helmet), bazu band (arm guards). A durbar was a great ceremonial gathering during the period of the British Raj. Here is a quote about the Agra Durbar from a book written in 1901, "The Agra Durbar was perhaps the most splendid and extraordinary to European eyes of the whole series, for there were seen the most powerful princes of native India in all their semi-barbaric magnificence." (cropped and edited from the original image)

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