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A Native of Garhwal, in the Attitude of Moving Forward

Photo credit: National Army Museum

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This painting was awarded the ‘Prize for the Second Best Figure’ at the Nainital Art Exhibition in 1908. Nainital is a hill station in the Indian state of Uttarakand, and falls into the Garhwal division of the state. Garhwal has a number of different ethnic groups, the largest being the Kols or Koltas. There are also several other nomadic or semi-nomadic tribal groups, as well as Rajputs and Brahmins. The Jaunsaries, in the northern part of the Dehradun district, are of Aryan stock and wear traditional woollen caps.

National Army Museum





oil on canvas


H 51 x W 40.7 cm

Accession number

NAM. 1951-11-14

Acquisition method

gift from Major General Sir G. Burrard, 1951

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