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Background imageHindus Collection: Partition. Map of East and West Punjab

Partition. Map of East and West Punjab
The areas of the Western and Eastern Punjab where there were many outbreaks of violence between Muslims, Sikhs and Hindus following Partition and the creation of modern India and Pakistan

Background imageHindus Collection: Hindu Sahdus near Orchha, Madhya Pradesh

Hindu Sahdus near Orchha, Madhya Pradesh
Two Sadhus pose for a photograph on a road near Orchha, Madhya Pradesh Province, India. In Hinduism, sadhu is a common term for an ascetic or practitioner of yoga (yogi)

Background imageHindus Collection: Portraits of different Indian castes

Portraits of different Indian castes: Brahmins 1, 2, Kshatriyas or Khatri, Punjabi mercantile caste 3, 4, Vaisyas 5, 6, Sudras 7, 8, Hindus of upper India 9, 10, and Mughals 11, 12

Background imageHindus Collection: Jain monks arriving in New Delhi after fleeing Western Punja

Jain monks arriving in New Delhi after fleeing Western Punja
Victims of the violence sweeping through India following Partition in 1947 - Jain monks arrive at Willingdon airport, New Delhi from the Gujranwala district north of Lahore in Western Punjab

Background imageHindus Collection: Chandalas, lower-caste Hindus, India

Chandalas, lower-caste Hindus, India
Chandalas, lower-caste Hindus in India, deemed to be untouchable because they dispose of dead bodies. Date: 1843

Background imageHindus Collection: INDIA. Ajanta. Ajanta Caves. Face of a woman. Detail

INDIA. Ajanta. Ajanta Caves. Face of a woman. Detail in one of the Jataka reincarnations and episodes of life of Budha. Mural painting, 6th-7th c. Hindu art. Gupta period. Fresco

Background imageHindus Collection: Burning ghats, Benares

Burning ghats, Benares
Manikarnika (also known simply as the burning ghat) is the place where the majority of dead bodies are cremated in Varanasi. Hindus believe it will liberate them from the cycle of death and rebirth

Background imageHindus Collection: The Ghat, Haridwar, India, Hindus bathing in the Ganges

The Ghat, Haridwar, India, Hindus bathing in the Ganges
The Ghat, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India, with Hindus bathing in the River Ganges. 19th century

Background imageHindus Collection: Brahmin expounding the Veda, India

Brahmin expounding the Veda, India
Brahmin or Hindu priest expounding the Veda, India. Date: 1843

Background imageHindus Collection: Dasara festival - Gurkhas - NWFP

Dasara festival - Gurkhas - NWFP
Gurkhas sacrificing a water buffalo as part of the Dasara festival, held for 10 days in September October. This regiment are British colonial forces stationed in the North West Frontier Province

Background imageHindus Collection: First-aid post near the Jami Masjid Mosque in Old Delhi

First-aid post near the Jami Masjid Mosque in Old Delhi
Wounds being dressed at the post before the people were sent on to refugee camps which have had to be established on the outskirts of the city since the outbreak of communcal massacres

Background imageHindus Collection: Alexander the Great, King of Macedon

Alexander the Great, King of Macedon
Alexander the Great, King Alexander III of Macedon. He fights Hindus and Persians at Ephesus. Date: 356 - 323 BC

Background imageHindus Collection: Sri Lanka - Shiva the Destroyer and Reproducer and Peacock

Sri Lanka - Shiva the Destroyer and Reproducer and Peacock
Sri Lanka - Hindu God Shiva as the Destroyer and Reproducer. The Peacock beside him is that ridden by Saraswati, goddess of music and speech. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageHindus Collection: Bathing in the Ganges by Fortunino Matania

Bathing in the Ganges by Fortunino Matania
With our special artist in India: a wonderful sight in the metropolis of Hinduism. Thousands of pilgrims, fakirs and other worshippers bathing in the holy waters of the Ganges, Benares, India

Background imageHindus Collection: INDIA. Bombay. Elefanta. Elephanta Caves. Trimurti

INDIA. Bombay. Elefanta. Elephanta Caves. Trimurti of Shiva in the main cave, 7th-8th c A.D. Detail of the three-headed bust representing the three roles of the god, creator

Background imageHindus Collection: INDIA. Ellora. Ellora Caves. Ellora. Cave 33. Jain

INDIA. Ellora. Ellora Caves. Ellora. Cave 33. Jain Temple of Jagannath Sabha, 9-10th c. Sculpture of two seated tirthankaras. Hindu art. Architecture

Background imageHindus Collection: INDIA. Ajanta. Ajanta Caves. Cave 10. Detail of

INDIA. Ajanta. Ajanta Caves. Cave 10. Detail of the decoration of the ceiling in the chaitya-griha with scenes from the life and incarnations of Buddha. Mural painting of the cave 2

Background imageHindus Collection: INDIA. Ajanta. Ajanta Caves. Detail of face of Buddha

INDIA. Ajanta. Ajanta Caves. Detail of face of Buddha in one of the Jataka reincarnations and episodes of his life. Mural painting, 6th-7th c. Hindu art. Gupta period. Fresco

Background imageHindus Collection: INDIA. Ellora. Ellora Caves. Ellora. Cave 21. Hindu

INDIA. Ellora. Ellora Caves. Ellora. Cave 21. Hindu Temple Rameshwar or Rameshvara, carved in the rock, 7-8th c. Sculptures in the facade. Hindu art. Architecture

Background imageHindus Collection: INDIA. Ajanta. Ajanta Caves. Buddha preaching the

INDIA. Ajanta. Ajanta Caves. Buddha preaching the Abhidharma in the Tavatimsa Celestial World. Detail. Wall painting of the cave 17. 6th c. A.D. Hindu art. Gupta period. Fresco

Background imageHindus Collection: INDIA. Ajanta. Ajanta Caves. Men in a window. Detail

INDIA. Ajanta. Ajanta Caves. Men in a window. Detail in one of the Jataka reincarnations and episodes of life of Budha. Mural painting in the cave 2, 6th-7th c. Hindu art. Gupta period. Fresco

Background imageHindus Collection: INDIA. Ajanta. Ajanta Caves. Figure of a woman

INDIA. Ajanta. Ajanta Caves. Figure of a woman. Detail of one of the Jataka, reincarnations and episodes from the life of Buddha. Wall painting of the cave 2. 6th-7th c. A.D. Hindu art. Gupta period

Background imageHindus Collection: Kailashnath Temple. 8th c. INDIA. Ellora. Ellora

Kailashnath Temple. 8th c. INDIA. Ellora. Ellora Caves. Ellora. Cave 16. Hindu temple carved into a basalt cliff. It is designed to recall Mount Kailash, the abode of Lord Shiva

Background imageHindus Collection: PAKISTAN. Taxila. Jaulian Temple. Archaeological

PAKISTAN. Taxila. Jaulian Temple. Archaeological site. 6th c. B.C. - V c. A.D. Budha in meditation. Alto-relief. Hindu art. Gandharan period. Relief on rock

Background imageHindus Collection: Jewish merchant, 18th c. Hindu art. Miniature Painting

Jewish merchant, 18th c. Hindu art. Miniature Painting

Background imageHindus Collection: Borobudur Temple. 9th c. INDONESIA. Borobudur. Reliefs

Borobudur Temple. 9th c. INDONESIA. Borobudur. Reliefs of the temple wall. Frieze depicting Buddhist scenes. Hindu art. Relief on rock

Background imageHindus Collection: Reading the Puranas (ancient Hindu texts) - India

Reading the Puranas (ancient Hindu texts) - India
Reading the Puranas, ancient Hindu texts which eulogise various deities, primarily the divine Trimurti God in Hinduism through divine stories

Background imageHindus Collection: Photograph: Ranghar of the Indian Army, Eastern Punjab

Photograph: Ranghar of the Indian Army, Eastern Punjab, 1943-44. Ranghar was a term applied by Hindus to any Rajput who had, or whose ancestors had, converted to Islam

Background imageHindus Collection: Illustration of the Bhagavata Purana, 18th c. Scene

Illustration of the Bhagavata Purana, 18th c. Scene of the life of Krishna. Hindu art. Miniature Painting. FRANCE. Ό E-DE-FRANCE. Paris. National Library

Background imageHindus Collection: Krishna with a lotus flower and Radha dancing in

Krishna with a lotus flower and Radha dancing in the rain with three girl musicians. 17th c. Hindu art. Miniature Painting. Proc: INDIA. RAJASTHAN

Background imageHindus Collection: INDIA. Konarak. Sun Temple. Built between 1240

INDIA. Konarak. Sun Temple. Built between 1240 and 1258 by King Narasimha Deva I honoring the god Surya. Detail of statue of God of the sun. Hindu art. Relief on rock

Background imageHindus Collection: PAKISTAN. PUNJAB. Taxila. Archaeological site. 6th

PAKISTAN. PUNJAB. Taxila. Archaeological site. 6th c. B.C. - 2nd c. A.D. Hindu art. Gandharan period. Architecture

Background imageHindus Collection: PAKISTAN. Taxila. Mohra Moradu Monastery. Archaeological

PAKISTAN. Taxila. Mohra Moradu Monastery. Archaeological site. 6th c. B.C. - 2nd c. A.D. Buddhist complex built in the 2nd c. B.C. Alto-reliefs with representations of the Buddha in the monastery

Background imageHindus Collection: Pataman jari raigini (First spring bloomed branch)

Pataman jari raigini (First spring bloomed branch). In a palace court, a princess is given a lotus flower, the symbol of her lover. Hindu art. Miniature Painting. FRANCE. Ό E-DE-FRANCE. Paris

Background imageHindus Collection: Mahabat Maqbara Mausoleum. 1892. INDIA. Junagadh

Mahabat Maqbara Mausoleum. 1892. INDIA. Junagadh. Indo-islamic style. Hindu art. Architecture

Background imageHindus Collection: India. Caves of Ajanta. Buddha

India. Caves of Ajanta. Buddha
INDIA. Ajanta. Ajanta Caves. Cave No. 4. Representation of Buddha on the wall for access to the main sanctuary, 5th-6th c. A.D. Hindu art. Gupta period. Architecture

Background imageHindus Collection: CAMPIN, Robert. The Betrothal of

CAMPIN, Robert. The Betrothal of
Piece of chess representing an elephant belonging to Charlemagne. Hindu art. Sculpture on ivory. FRANCE. Ό E-DE-FRANCE. Paris. National Library

Background imageHindus Collection: Indian troops smoking in the trenches during World War I

Indian troops smoking in the trenches during World War I
Sikhs and Hindus in the trenches take turns at drawing tobacco-smoke through a straw. Date: 1915

Background imageHindus Collection: Hindu Vel Festival

Hindu Vel Festival
Hinduism in Colombo, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) : The transfer of a god in a Sacred Car from one Hindu temple to another during the Vel Festival. Date: 1930s

Background imageHindus Collection: Indian Sepoy soldiers at the Western Front - WWI

Indian Sepoy soldiers at the Western Front - WWI
Colonial Indian Sepoy officer and soldiers travel by train to the the Western Front - WWI Date: circa 1917

Background imageHindus Collection: Great Stupa. 3rd BC. INDIA. Sanchi. Northern

Great Stupa. 3rd BC. INDIA. Sanchi. Northern torana (gateway) of the Great Stupa. Hindu art. Sunga period. Sculpture

Background imageHindus Collection: A meena of Jajur

A meena of Jajur
Meenas are a caste of Hindus. A man with a bow in one hand and an arrow in the other with a quiver slung across his back. He is dressed in white with a turban on his head

Background imageHindus Collection: Street scene - Madura, India

Street scene - Madura, India
Street scene - Religious Procession (Hindu) at Madura, India Date: circa 1910s

Background imageHindus Collection: Playing the Hohlee, Hindu Spring Festival, India

Playing the Hohlee, Hindu Spring Festival, India
Playing the Hohlee. Holi, or Holli, is a spring festival celebrated by Hindus. The image depicts the celebrations during the festival with musicians and dancers. 1809

Background imageHindus Collection: Women dedicated to the worship of Khandoba

Women dedicated to the worship of Khandoba
Khandoba, also known as Khanderao, is a Hindu folk deity, worshipped by the people of Maharashtra in India. The worship of Khandoba developed during the 9th/10th centuries from a folk deity into a

Background imageHindus Collection: A man and Woman of Hindustan (India)

A man and Woman of Hindustan (India). A book of national types and costumes from the early 19th century

Background imageHindus Collection: Puja Ceremony - India (Hinduism)

Puja Ceremony - India (Hinduism)
Puja (Hinduism) - a ceremony of gratitude or a religious ritual performed as an offering to various deities, distinguished persons, or special guests

Background imageHindus Collection: India - Benares - Banks of the Ganges River

India - Benares - Banks of the Ganges River
Benares, India - situated on left bank of the Ganga (Ganges) River. Regarded as holy by Hindus, Buddhists and Jains, and is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world



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