Library Journal published from New York, February 15 2003

A San Francisco Internet consultant and authority on photography of the British Raj (the period of British rule over India), Khan presents the first complete work on John Burke and William Baker, Irish photographers whose landscapes and portraits documented military events in late 19th-century India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. The effectiveness of this book lies in the author' thorough knowledge of both the photographers and the photographs' subject matter. Khan's discussions on the region's military history help the reader appreciate the significance of the photography, which focuses mostly on people and locations related to historical events. Researchers will also benefit from the author's meticulous documentation and extensive bibliography. (The author also maintains a web-based database of Raj-related photography at High-quality full page reproductions of photographs support the text effectively. Recommended for academic and larger public libraries and for either photo history or South Asian history collections. - Eric Linderman, East Cleveland P.L., OH

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