Still Lives

Posted by sepoy on June 30, 2009 · 1 min read

I really don't know what is going on here. or here. or here. or here. or here. or here. or here. or here.

But, I totally know what's going on here.

Jack Wilkes for LIFE in India, 1945. There are some amazing shots of Jinnah, and perhaps the best visual depiction of the true colonial subaltern: Col. Haynes (L) and Keseri Singh waiting for tiger.


Qalandar | June 30, 2009

Superb, thanks for posting -- especially loved the ones of the women modeling the sari and the "Punjabi dress", replete with tennis racket...Mumtaz, eat your heart out.

Vikash | July 01, 2009

In the same vein, you might find this photo from Egypt (c. 1900-1919) amusing.

Baraka | July 01, 2009

It appears to be a step-by-step depiction of how to wrap a sari. Splendid. Just what I need before the wedding!

elizabeth | July 02, 2009

These are great, especially the sari shots. The LIFE image archive is just about my favorite form of internet procrastination ever.

Conrad Barwa | July 02, 2009

Suddenly, your inspiration for Talibrothra is revealed....

c m naim | July 04, 2009

I may be wrong but I think it is Nayantara Sehgal, daughter of Vijayalakshmi Pundit, showing how to put on a sari. Do a google search by her name and you'll find her pcitures and bio. <>

sepoy | July 06, 2009

I believe you are absolutely right, Naim Sahib. and another blurb about her:

Quizman | July 08, 2009

What's going on here?