In the photographs of Hyderabad’s Nizams, a documentation of sartorial choices, diplomatic relations

Photography first came to India in the mid-19th century, when British administrators brought their cameras to the country to document the landscape, historical monuments and people. As early as the 1850s, photographic societies were formed in three presidencies: Bombay, Madras and Calcutta. The art form also emerged in the richest cities and courts. “Here, Hyderabad had a double advantage,” says historian and curator Deepthi Sasidharan.
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