Posted on: 3 January 2013

Carte De Visite, Illustrations of Anglo Indian Life, Principal Table Servant, India, 19th century.

"Khansamah or The Principal Table Servant"
"The main servant who superintends all the table arrangements, takes orders for dinner and purchases the requisites for daily consumption. The photograph illustrates the form of announcing dinner. 'Khana mez parhai, Dinner is on the table'. Wages from Rs.8-Rs.12 per month".

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