The Buddha was born into an aristocratic family in the Shakya clan but eventually renounced lay life. According to Buddhist tradition, after several years of mendicancy , meditation, and asceticism , he awakened to understand the mechanism which keeps people trapped in the cycle of rebirth. The Buddha then traveled throughout the Ganges plain teaching and building a religious community. The Buddha also critiqued the practices of Brahmin priests, such as animal sacrifice.
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By Mark Duell for MailOnline. The images dating from to capture native soldiers with their weapons and picturesque landscapes - and were taken by celebrated 19th century photographer Samuel Bourne. In one image natives are travelling along a river in a boat, while another captures a scene of meditation. He retired in and moved to England. The Indian mutiny of was a large-scale rebellion by soldiers in northern and central India against the East India Company's rule which was suppressed by the British.