A lithograph by William Taylor of the Bengal Civil Service (London, 1842); punkahs were pulled from outside, with a rope that ran through a small hole in the wall

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"A little accident happens to the Punka," from Harper's, 1875

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The elaborate punkah arrangements in the Kanpur Memorial Church (albumen photo, c.1880's)

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An engraving, 1881

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