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Bankoty group, Bombay.

Portrait of a large group of Bankotis, or
servants, taken by Hurrichund Chintamon in the 1860s, from the
Archaeological Survey of India Collections. This photograph was
shown at the 1867 Paris Exhibition. The Bankotis are defined by
Edwardes as a group of hereditary servants from the Konkan, 'A
certain number of Konkanis, known as Bankotis, are employed as
menials in Hindu households and are somew…