From Hawa Mahal to Kangra Valley: Photos from Chennai's private collections explore India's past

The story of a nation as old and diverse as India is perhaps best told through its monuments, landscapes, and people. These photographs, which can be dated to the 1960s and '70s, were originally taken for the Indian Tourism Department. Their compelling subject and style soon made them a collector’s item. Carefully sourced from private collections with credible provenances, these photographs form a part of Ashvita’s meticulously curated selection of fine art and collectibles, available online.

 From Hawa Mahal to Kangra Valley: Photos from Chennais private collections explore Indias past

Hawa Mahal Jaipur, circa 1970.
Original photograph from a private collection in Chennai.

Himalayan landscape, circa 1970. Original photograph from a private collection in Chennai.

Himalayan landscape, circa 1970.
Original photograph from a private collection in Chennai.

Entrance to Lomas Rishi cave at Barabar Hill, circa 1970. Original photograph from a private collection in Chennai.

Entrance to Lomas Rishi cave at Barabar Hill, circa 1970.
Original photograph from a private collection in Chennai.

Sanchi Stupa, circa 1970. Original photograph from a private collection in Chennai.

Sanchi Stupa, circa 1970.
Original photograph from a private collection in Chennai.

Building in Madras, perhaps the Madras Gymkhana. Original photograph from a private collection in Chennai.

Building in Madras, perhaps the Madras Gymkhana.
Original photograph from a private collection in Chennai.

River scenery near Kangra Valley, circa 1970. Original photograph from a private collection in Chennai.

River scenery near Kangra Valley, circa 1970.
Original photograph from a private collection in Chennai.

Pandav Caves, Panchmarhi circa 1970. Original photograph from a private collection in Chennai.

Pandav Caves, Panchmarhi circa 1970.
Original photograph from a private collection in Chennai.

Jagadeesan’s Cricket Club portrait taken at Luz Studio Madras4, 1968. Original photograph from a private collection in Chennai.

Jagadeesan’s Cricket Club portrait taken at Luz Studio Madras4, 1968.
Original photograph from a private collection in Chennai.

Sculpture (possibly from a museum collection), circa 1970. Original photograph from a private collection in Chennai.

Sculpture (possibly from a museum collection), circa 1970.
Original photograph from a private collection in Chennai.

Sher Shah’s Tomb circa 1970. Original photograph from a private collection in Chennai.

Sher Shah’s Tomb circa 1970.
Original photograph from a private collection in Chennai.

View of Ajanta caves circa 1970. Original photograph from a private collection in Chennai.

View of Ajanta caves circa 1970.
Original photograph from a private collection in Chennai.

Portrait of a girl and baby (possibly from Kashmir), circa 1970. Original photograph from a private collection in Chennai.

Portrait of a girl and baby (possibly from Kashmir), circa 1970.
Original photograph from a private collection in Chennai.

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Text by Kaveri Acharya.

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Updated Date: Aug 15, 2018 15:24:04 IST