2/7th Rajputs in dramatic costume

2/7th Rajputs in dramatic costume

2001.35.396.6.3 (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


Evan Yorke Nepean


Evan Yorke Nepean

Date of Photo

August 3rd-4th 1936


Chumbi Valley Region > Yatung > British Trade Agent's House

Accession number


Image Dimensions

90 x 58 mm

Members of the 2/7th Rajputs who staged a drama for the entertainment of the Mission when they halted at Yatung. Seen here wearing their costumes after being asked to repeat the performance so that a cinematic record of it could be made

Further Information



Photographic Process

Print silver

Date Acquired

Loaned August 2002

Donated by

Judy Goldthorp


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

Photo also owned by

Lady Nepean

Previous Catologue Number


This Image also appears in another collection

2001.35.16.1 1998.131.112

Other Information

Notes on print/mount - '2/7th Rajput Dramatic Club at Yatung'. [MS 24/07/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

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]

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The Tibet Album. "2/7th Rajputs in dramatic costume" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.35.396.6.3.html>.

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