A Diwali Royale

A royal couple enjoy Diwali in Fort - palace

Royal couple enjoying Diwali (1600/1799)Salar Jung Museum

Illuminated palace

Scene at a fort-palace area on the night of Diwali

Let there be light

Fireworks along the wall decorated with lighted earthen diyas or lamps

Light and sound

Performance by lady musicians on  lighted marble pavillion in the backdrop

Prince royale

Maids in shimmery attire, behind the prince royale holding flywhisks

A night to spark!e

A royal couple seated on ornate chairs, dressed in festival finery, enjoying fireworks, the princess holding a sparkler with its sparks falling into a cistern

Celebrate with light

A lady attendant holds a sparkler, herself in resplendent attire, standing inside a carpeted pillared marble pavillion

Dispelling the darkness

Lighted candles in the foreground further illuminate!

Princess royale

Confidantes whispering to each other behind the  seated princess, in front of a pillared carpeted pavillion

A Festival of lights

 Truly a happy and bright Diwali!

Credits: Story

Text and Curation : Soma Ghosh
Photography : M. Krishnamurthy and Bahadur Ali
Special thanks to Dr. A Nagender Reddy, Director, Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad, India.

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