British Raj and India–Sotheby's
Reminiscing the bygone - Sotheby’s upcoming auction of the subcontinent’s earliest photographs is a vivid recollection of the land, its people and their architectural marvels, writes Uma Nair.
Indian photography from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century belongs to the haunts of history. The Great Within: Photographs of India and the British Raj in the 19th century at Sotheby's will be a highlight of its Asian Art Week in March. It features some of the subcontinent's earliest photographs, created in an era when India was a wide-open treasure trove for the British Crown, as it auctions a suite of 30 rare, evergreen images that will gain wider currency amongst the Indian diaspora and a broader audience.