Umrao Singh Sher-Gil…

“Umrao Singh Sher-Gil (above, with daughter Amrita) was a Sanskrit and Persian scholar, fascinated by astronomy, loved carpentry and calligraphy, practised Yoga, and had an abiding passion for photography.

The remarkable photographs that Umrao Singh took over sixty years, beginning 1889, include autochromes (almost unknown in India then) and stereographic photographs.”

- from “Umrao Singh Sher-Gil : His Misery and His Manuscript” (Pheonix 2008)

Self portrait 1904

Indira and Amrita 1924


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Thank you very much to Ami Dang.