Photo, Print, Drawing Seventy-two Specimens of Castes in India: "All people, nations and languages shall serve Him." ... Presented to the Reverend William Twining as a Token of Obligation by His...Friend Daniel Poor....

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Title

  • Seventy-two Specimens of Castes in India: "All people, nations and languages shall serve Him." ... Presented to the Reverend William Twining as a Token of Obligation by His...Friend Daniel Poor....

Summary

  • This illustrated manuscript made in southern India in 1837 consists of 72 full-color hand-painted images of men and women of the various castes and religious and ethnic groups found in Madura, India, at that time. As indicated on the presentation page, the album was compiled by the Indian writing master at an English school established by American missionaries in Madura, and given to the Reverend William Twining. The manuscript shows the Madura region's Indian dress and jewelry adornment, as they appeared before the onset of Western influences on South Asian dress and style. Each illustrated portrait is captioned in English and in Tamil, and the title page of the work includes English, Tamil, and Telugu.

Names

  • Vardapillay, T. Author.

Created / Published

  • Madura, Southern India : [publisher not identified], 1837-02-02.

Headings

  • -  India--Madurai
  • -  1837
  • -  Caste -- India
  • -  Ethnic costume
  • -  Paintings
  • -  Poor, Daniel, 1789-1855
  • -  Portraits
  • -  Twining, William, Reverend
  • -  Vardapillay, T

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 album; color illustration; 21 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: Yale University Library.
  • -  Content in English and Tamil.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • World History

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021669912

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • pdf
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Vardapillay, T. Author. Seventy-two Specimens of Castes in India: "All people, nations and languages shall serve Him." ... Presented to the Reverend William Twining as a Token of Obligation by His...Friend Daniel Poor. Madurai India, 1837. [Madura, Southern India: publisher not identified, -02-02] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021669912/.

APA citation style:

Vardapillay, T. A. (1837) Seventy-two Specimens of Castes in India: "All people, nations and languages shall serve Him." ... Presented to the Reverend William Twining as a Token of Obligation by His...Friend Daniel Poor. Madurai India, 1837. [Madura, Southern India: publisher not identified, -02-02] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021669912/.

MLA citation style:

Vardapillay, T. Author. Seventy-two Specimens of Castes in India: "All people, nations and languages shall serve Him." ... Presented to the Reverend William Twining as a Token of Obligation by His...Friend Daniel Poor. [Madura, Southern India: publisher not identified, -02-02] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021669912/>.