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This class has shed light on the fact that the two very different countries of India and Mexico have many similarities. From initial colonization, to castes systems, to revolutions, and more, studying India and Mexico in one class has made many connections never before thought possible from two countries on opposite sides of the planet.
This photograph, entitled Mahratta Chief and his Attendants, depicts an affluent Indian chief sitting with two servants waiting on him. The Chief is sitting, staring intently at the camera, whereas his two aides’ eyes are caste towards him. While the leader sits in an ornate, carved wooden chair the others must either stand or sit
The photograph titled, Ghatee Hamalls, or Bearers, was taken around the 1850s or 1860s by William Johnson, and displays six men outside a building. In the center of the photograph, there is a man who appears to be lounging in a raised-up compartment. The fact that he is being carried insinuates that he is too