PHOTO PROMPT © Magaly Guerrero
In the first half of 19th century, 45 boys from Hindu College of Calcutta dressed in traditional white muslin and English shoes walked in shyly to receive their prizes for performing well in English from Lord Auckland – the then Governor General of India.
Unused to such shoes they walked slowly and cautiously.
Indians were only allowed in the Government house hall without any footwear by the order of his predecessor. However, Lord Auckland had made this event an exception to the existing practice.
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Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.