A journey through the temples of Tamil Nadu via Kerala to spectacular ceremonies and processions in Mysuru and Hyderabad.
In Tamil Nadu we watch Chennai’s remarkable temple car festival in 1932, see an extraordinary early colour film shot near Puducherry in 1914 and explore the temple architecture of Madurai. There’s colour footage of dancers in Thiruvananthapuram, a visit to the Jewish quarter of Kochi before heading north to watch spectacular processions in Mysuru, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. The collection includes films from Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
Amateur film19467 mins
Kathakali performance featuring the great Indian dancer Guru Gopinath, filmed in remarkable colour by ‘envoy of the Raj’ Clarmont Skrine
From the arrival of a new viceroy to street markets, this amateur film captures the diversity of life in colonial India
Amateur film194016 mins
Two sides of Mysore (now Mysuru): down to earth with the field workers and an Indian spectacle for the Maharaja
This official travelogue of a royal tour follows the Prince on a series of regimental displays and a tiger hunt.
The medical work of the London Missionary Society in various parts of India, Madagascar and elsewhere