Nautch girls, Kabul, 1879

John Burke

Nautch girls, Kabul, 1879
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

Nautch girls, Kabul, 1879.

Photograph by John Burke, 2nd Afghan War, 1879.

Nautch girls were professional dancers. Burke took this photograph of a group of Kabul dancers when he was with Major-General Frederick Roberts' Kabul Field Force which had first entered the city in October 1879. He remained with the soldiers, photographing the city and its diverse inhabitants, until the Field Force's departure in May 1880.

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NAM. 1955-04-40-60

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