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Photo of a Sikh soldier, India. ca 1860-1870.

Military Sikhs - Victoria and Albert Museum Akali Sikh warrior wearing the distinctive Akali turban, photography by G Western, India, about 1860

Rani Sethu Parvathi Bayi and Rani Sethu Lakshmi Bayi of Travancore, Kerala. Unknown photographer, undated. Courtesy B Jayachandran/Tasveer

Rani Sethu Parvathi Bayi and Rani Sethu Lakshmi Bayi of Travancore, Kerala. Courtesy B Jayachandran/Tasveer

Princess Rafat Zamani Begum - or Bari (senior) Begum Sahiba of Rampur, formerly of the Najiabad family. Photographed by Kinsey Studios of Delhi in 1960. Courtesy MAP/Tasveer

Princess Rafat Zamani Begum - or Bari (senior) Begum Sahiba of Rampur, formerly of the Najiabad family. Photographed by Kinsey Studios of Delhi in Courtesy MAP/Tasveer

Maharani Image caption Maharani Chimnabai II of Baroda, also known as Shrimant Gajrabai Ghatge of Dewas Senior. Photographed by Lala Deen Dayal in 1891. Courtesy MAP/Tasveer

Princess Rafat Zamani Begum - or Bari (senior) Begum Sahiba of Rampur, formerly of the Najiabad family. Photographed by Kinsey Studios of Delhi in Courtesy MAP/Tasveer

Maharani Image caption Maharani Chimnabai II of Baroda, also known as Shrimant Gajrabai Ghatge of Dewas Senior. Photographed by Lala Deen Dayal in 1891. Courtesy MAP/Tasveer

Princess Rafat Zamani Begum - or Bari (senior) Begum Sahiba of Rampur, formerly of the Najiabad family. Photographed by Kinsey Studios of Delhi in Courtesy MAP/Tasveer

This photograph of Rani Yashoda Devi of Patiala was taken in Vandyk Studios in London in the 1930s. Courtesy MAP/Tasveer

This photograph of Rani Yashoda Devi of Patiala was taken in Vandyk Studios in London in the Courtesy MAP/Tasveer

This photograph by Raja Deen Dayal & Sons of Hyderabad, taken in 1915, shows Rani Prem Kaur Sahiba of Kapurthala - originally Anita Delgado Briones of Spain. Courtesy MAP/Tasveer

This photograph by Raja Deen Dayal & Sons of Hyderabad, taken in shows Rani Prem Kaur Sahiba of Kapurthala - originally Anita Delgado Briones of Spain.

This photograph by Raja Deen Dayal & Sons of Hyderabad, taken in 1915, shows Rani Prem Kaur Sahiba of Kapurthala - originally Anita Delgado Briones of Spain. Courtesy MAP/Tasveer

This photograph by Raja Deen Dayal & Sons of Hyderabad, taken in shows Rani Prem Kaur Sahiba of Kapurthala - originally Anita Delgado Briones of Spain.

Thakorani Vijayalakshmi Devi Sahiba of Kotda Sangani, in Gujarat, in 1941-1942. Photo courtesy Urmila Devi/Tasveer Mysore

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Maharani Gayatri Devi of Jaipur, also known as Princess Ayesha of Cooch Behar, photographed by Derek Adkins in 1951. Courtesy MAP/Tasveer

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