Captain Scott, Madras Artillery, exhibited his photographs at the London International Exhibition, 1862. Rachel Stuhlman, in her detailed study of this work, writes 'This book is a virtual compendium of life in southern India under the Raj, as seen from the British point of view ... It begins with the physical setting: a series of 'sketches' of the monumental tombs and temples of Golconda ... and then landscape views and architectural subjects both modern and historic, Western and native. There is a particular fascination with trees, which in dry and dusty India must have had a powerful effect on foreigners brought up in a more verdant land ... The book's main interest lies in its depiction of the life of the British officer class, its thorough documentation of workers serving British interests, especially in the ranks of the army and in domestic service, and its views of traditional Indian life, occupations, and festivals ... Over half of the book is devoted to "sketches of native character" ... These sketches range from formal portraits of powerful nobles to studies of the menial occupations performed by the Pariah caste.'