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Studio portrait of a girl from Karachi in Sind, Pakistan, taken by Michie and Company in 1870s - Old Indian Photos

Studio portrait of a girl from Karachi in Sind, Pakistan, taken by Michie and Company in 1870s - Old Indian Photos

Portrait of a Muslim girl from Sindh, showing method of wearing ear and nose rings, and anklets - 1870s - Old Indian Photos

Portrait of a Muslim girl from Sindh, showing method of wearing ear and nose rings, and anklets - 1870s - Old Indian Photos

Portrait of a Muslim girl from Karachi in Sind, Pakistan, taken by Michie and Company in 1870s - Old Indian Photos

Portrait of a Muslim girl from Karachi in Sind, Pakistan, taken by Michie and Company in 1870s - Old Indian Photos

Portrait of a seated girl wearing jewellery, from Madras in Tamil Nadu, taken in 1872 - Old Indian Photos

Portrait of a seated girl wearing jewellery, from Madras in Tamil Nadu, taken in 1872 - Old Indian Photos

Portrait of a girl from Sindh, showing method of wearing ear and nose rings, wristlets and anklets - 1870s - Old Indian Photos

Portrait of a girl from Sindh, showing method of wearing ear and nose rings, wristlets and anklets - 1870s - Old Indian Photos

Profile of a Well Dressed Woman Wearing Various Ornaments - Ceylon (Sri Lanka) 1880's - Old Indian Photos

Profile of a Well Dressed Woman Wearing Various Ornaments - Ceylon (Sri Lanka) 1880's - Old Indian Photos

Indian Dancing Girl and Hindu Ladies - Hand Colored Post Cards 1908 - Old Indian Photos

Indian Dancing Girl and Hindu Ladies - Hand Colored Post Cards 1908 - Old Indian Photos

Hindu Ladies Post Card - British India Early 1900's - Old Indian Photos

Hindu Ladies Post Card - British India Early 1900's - Old Indian Photos

Sultana of Bhopal - 1870's - Old Indian Photos

Sultana of Bhopal - 1870's - Old Indian Photos

A Princess's Pilgrimage - In 1870, Nawab Sikander Begum of Bhopal became the first South-Asian Muslim woman to publish an account of her pilgrimage to Mecca. She travelled with a retinue of a thousand, visited Jeddah and Mecca, performed the requisite rituals and observances, then returned to India and wrote her witty and acerbic impressions of her visit.

A Princess's Pilgrimage - In 1870, Nawab Sikander Begum of Bhopal became the first South-Asian Muslim woman to publish an account of her pilgrimage to Mecca. She travelled with a retinue of a thousand, visited Jeddah and Mecca, performed the requisite rituals and observances, then returned to India and wrote her witty and acerbic impressions of her visit.