Attia Hosain by the River – Photograph

Series namePhotographs

This photograph of a 15-year old Attia Hosain was taken in Mussoorie, in the Shivalik mountain range of the Middle Himalayas in Northern India. The photograph was most likely taken by Attia Hosain’s friend, Mahmudazaffar. His father helped look after the interests of Attia Hosain’s mother, Begum Nisarn Shahid Hosain Kidawi, when she was widowed.

Date of Creation / Publication1928
Associated Person/ OrganisationHosain, Attia
Collection and Reference NumberAttia Hosain Collection (GB 2661 AH)
Catalogue NumberAH/PHO/1
CopyrightThe Creator and/ or associated person or organisation where applicable
Access to originalsThe originals are located with the Literary Estate of Attia Hosain.
Series notesThis group consists of a series of mainly black and white photographs of Attia Hosain with her family and friends taken throughout her life. Among some of the photographs are pictures of Attia Hosain as a child, her home in Lucknow, India, as a graduate with friends, with writer Mulk Raj Anand and a picture of Hosain as a newlywed with her husband, Ali Bahadur Habibullah.
Collection notesThe material from the Attia Hosain collection consists of items relating to her publications, such as extracts from her novel and her collection of short stories, biographical information such as photographs, and miscellaneous items such as transcripts from BBC broadcasts she made and letters.