Archive / Films / Augier Collection – Film 1


Colour/B&W. 6:33min. Tonk, Rajasthan, India. c. 1930s. Film made by Douglas Augier. ‘Hula Hula, traditional Hawaiian dancing’ colour film. Visit to Tonk State: Dashera procession; camel guard; guns drawn by bullocks through steets lines with large crowds. State cars with flags and decorations. State Force of Cavalry. Scenes of Maharaja of Tonk (Hafez Mohammad Sa’adat ‘Ali Khan ?) surrounded by Indian princes. Maharajah’s sons follow in a separate carriage. Procession through streets of town. Military parade. Indian Sikh officer saluting the filmmaker. Englishman speaking to Maharaja outside official pavilion. 
(film with captions)


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