• Short Summary

    The Maharajah of Bikaner celebrates his 44th birthday, India.

  • Description

    Thought to be Selected Originals from late 1940s material. 10/10/1946?

    Bikaner, (Now part of Rajasthan), India. Voiceovered newsreel material.

    The Maharajah of Bikaner celebrates his 44th birthday, India. Various shots of the Maharajah in ceremonial robes riding on a state elephant through streets crowded with people. Various shots of Maharajah at the Royal Temple, he prostrates himself before an altar and is blessed by the priest who anoints his forehead. C/U of the Maharajah's eldest son. C/U of Maharajah swinging ceremonial brushes over his shoulder (part of ritual?). Narrator tells us Maharajah took opportunity of his birthday to declare self-government for Bikaner.

    Possibly connected with 46/81 - MD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1536.34
    Media URN:
    60141
    Group:
    Unknown sel originals
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    10/10/1946
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:35:00 / 01:36:20:00
    Canister:
    UNSO Reel 089 I

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