2001.35.16.1 (Print Black & White)
Evan Yorke Nepean
Evan Yorke Nepean
August 3rd-4th 1936
Chumbi Valley Region > Yatung > British Trade Agent's House
90 x 58 mm
Loaned August 2002
British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37
Other Information - Related Images: Caption for this image in Nepean's album (see Same Image As) - '2/7th Rajput Dramatic Club at Yatung'. [MS 24/07/2006]
Other Information - Related Images: The negative for this image is in the Frederick Spencer Chapman collection at the Pitt Rivers Museum. 'YN.15' has been scratched into the negative [MS 24/07/2006]
Other Information - Description: 3rd August 1936: "After dinner in the evening we all went to see a dramatic performance by the 2/7th Rajputs in their lines. They had a well arranged stage, with excellent scenery, drop scenes, curtains etc., and marvellous costumes worn by King, Ministers, princess maids. The dialogue was in Urdu too high flown and rapidly spoken for some of us. After several dramatic scenes, a comic knock about turn was put on which caused much laughter. At the back of the hall was collected a considerable audience from Yatung bazaar. One doubts if they understood much of it. // There was so much action and colour about this performance that we arranged to have the performers out in the open next morning and take a colour cine film of it" ['Lhasa Mission, 1936: Diary of Events', part II, p.1 , written by Brig. Philip Neame] [MS 24/07/2006]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "2/7th Rajputs in dramatic costume" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.35.16.1.html>.
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