Archive / Films / Stewart Collection – Film 1


B&W. 8:36min. Cherrapunji; Shillong, Meghalaya; India. 1930. Film made by Gerald P. Stewart. Cherrapunji: Views over Sylhet Plain; shots of the coal ropeway up Khasi Hills. Cherrapunji station. Gurkha dances. A Gurkha religious procession (?). Scenes of Gurkhas sacrificing animals by beheading them – part of the Durga Pujas. Members of the Gurkha battalion stationed at Shillong and crowd throwing icon (pandal) in river. Scenes at the Shillong racecourse and gold course. Khasi archery. Scenes of a tea garden. Probably an European garden in Shillong. Views of the Khasi Hills.


Other Items in this collection