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Taj Mahal – 1944

February 16, 05 by Bharani

Somedays back, I received the link from one of my friend.

Digital South Asia Library.

“…The Hensley Collection is comprised of photographs taken during World War II by an American serviceman, Glenn S. Hensley. The photographs, numbering almost 600, were given to the University of Chicago Library by the photographer. The text accompanying the images is derived from notes written by Mr. Hensley.


The images include a rich array of photographs taken in Calcutta during 1943-44 by Mr. Hensley, a professional photographer participating in the surveillance of the Japanese in Burma for the U.S. Army. During his off-duty time Mr. Hensley used his ethnographer’s eye to capture daily life in a number of locations around India. The majority of the images are from Calcutta and its environs. Other locations in this collection are Madras, Kharagpur, Agra, and Burma. The photographs and notes were prepared by Hensley for his wife to use in teaching world history courses in Missouri during World War II…”

Impressive collection of photographs. The pictures of Madras, Calcutta were impressive and portrays the life of Indians in 1940’s..I admired the pictures of Tajmahal and vast empty land surrounding it…

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