A VAISHYA, A HINDU TRADER
June 30, 1800
Shah Alam II 1759–1806
About 200 years ago in the early 1800's, there was an Anglo-Indian man, an adventurer, James Skinner, who commissioned portraits of people doing various jobs, fulfilling various roles, in India. When I lived in India from 1975 to 1985, many of these jobs continued, just as they had done for centuries and I feel, looking at these images, as if they are paintings of people I saw with my own eyes, doing the same things. Anyone who has traveled to India, and it's probably the same to this very day, can see people fulfilling these same roles in Indian society with very few, if any, changes.
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Thank You for Suggestion and replaced image with proper one.
This is not the same may be one of his great grand children ???
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