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Haupt, Robert schoolteacher  Search this
Physical description:
reference video cassettes (25 minutes) silent b&w 3/4 inch
master video cassettes (25 minutes) silent b&w 3/4 inch
archival original film reels (965 feet) silent b&w 16mm
Hindi  Search this
Motion pictures (visual works)
Collection descriptions
Kyber Pass
Bombay (India)
Goa, India
Kyber Pass, India
Title supplied by archives staff (unpublished film)--archival collection
Supplementary materials: sound annotation by Robert Haupt
Donated by Robert Haupt in 1980
Footage taken while Haupt travelled in India and Pakistan while stationed at the Woodstock school in Landour/Mussoorie, Uttar Pradesh, one of the so-called "hill stations" of British India. Locations of interest include Mussoorie, Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh), Jaipur (Rajasthan), Nagpur (Maharashtra), Bombay, the Portugese colony of Goa (India), and the Khyber Pass. Documentation of ethnographic interest includes: scenes of everyday Indian village life; a major <mela> (Hindu festival) at Allahabad (a Muslim city sacred to Hindu pilgrims), showing <sadhus> (holy men) undergoing various ordeals and wealthy maharajas parading on ornamented elephants; a brass carver in Jaipur; another festival in Nagpur which incorporates "initiation rituals" for young sadhus, such as men walking on coals and being suspended and swung on a tripod with metal hooks in their backs; street scenes and bazaars in Bombay; and various shots of fishing boats and women at heavy manual labor in Goa. Miscellaneous sequences include Haupt and friends on hunting expeditions, sites along the Khyber Pass, and scenes at the airport in Delhi recording the London to Melbourne air race of 1936.
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Villages  Search this
Transportation--carts--wagons  Search this
Agriculture--winnowing  Search this
Festival--melas  Search this
Irrigation--methods of--water wheel  Search this
Priests--festivals--penitence  Search this
Dancing--drums  Search this
Drums--dancing  Search this
Music  Search this
Ascetics--holy men  Search this
Mutilation--as religious penance--"rope dance"  Search this
Fortifications--hill stations  Search this
Schools--missions  Search this
Competitions--track--schools  Search this
Amputation--as religious penance--holy men  Search this
Boats--harbors  Search this
Processions--Maharajas--sadhus--elephants--mela  Search this
Initiation rites--sadhus--Hindu  Search this
Ordeals--initiation rites--sadhus  Search this
Language and culture  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1980.3.1
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Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives