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Corner of a Toda mund [illegible phrase, probably reading: A Toda girl performing the act of prostration] to an elder, 1905

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022FF/4

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279 x 213 mm. Showing a group of Toda men, women and children posed in front of a characteristic Toda house in a ‘mund’ or village near Ootacamund. The caption refers to the young girl posed in the act of placing her forehead on the raised foot of the eldest member of the group. The Todas, an Indigenous people of cattle rearers living on the Nilgiri plateau around Ootacamund, attracted a great deal of ethnologic study. For more details, see Y3022 DD/1. This print is reproduced in Edgar Thurston, ‘Castes and tribes of Southern India’ (7 vols, Madras, 1909) vol 7, facing p 129.


  • Creation: 1905


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2012-05-25 16:39:52+00:00

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