Ayah and Chaprassi

Ayah and Chaprassi

Leonard Raven-Hill (1867-1942)

1903; signed "LRH/ Delhi"

Photographic reproduction of pencil drawing

These are servants. An ayah, essentially a nanny, looks after children, while a chaprassi is a messenger — though has been called on to push a pram here.

  • British India
  • Scanned image and text by Jacqueline Banerjee

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