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Newly built railway station in Bellary, Karnataka.<br />
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Fascinating photos of life In India in the days of the Raj have come to light over 120 years later.<br />
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They provide a snapshot into the privileged existence of wealthy Brits in the vast country in the late 19th century.<br />
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There are images of tiger hunts which would be frowned upon today but were seen back then as a noble pursuit. Others show safaris where whole families are perched on the back of elephants.<br />
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Some of the pictures show village life highlighting the daily grind of farmers, tailors and marble work sellers. A photo reveals British Army commander General Sir Bindon Blood who commanded a young Winston Churchill on the North-West Frontier in 1897, making such an impression on the future prime minister that he dedicated his first non-fiction book to him.<br />
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The images feature in several photo albums which have emerged for sale with British Bespoke Auctions, of Cheltenham, Gloucs.