The wester Raj province of Sindh was part of Bombay Presidency until 1936, a sleepy backwater until an irrigation project along the lower Indus in 1932 started the transformation of Karachi into one of the world's largest cities.
B & W
Density, darkness and detail combine in the full collotype effect. Note the tiny markers of European presence like the [Jab]bar Khan Fruit Seller sign in the top left.
This kind of postcard, showing the corpses of "raiders" who were said to have come to settled and cantonment areas in search of loot and were often also called "loosewalas" are found only in significant numbers in what was the former North West
The Kiss Khani [Storyteller's] Bazaar massacre on May 4th 1930 became an all-India scandal and helped launch Gandhi's Second Non-Cooperation Movement, a serious challenge to British rule that led to long prison sentences for Gandhi and the Frontier
An unusual gripping portrait by Mullick Brothers in Quetta, one of the leading postcard publishers in Balochistan, well known for its photographic work with the British army.
This postcard was postmarked in Manora, Karachi, APril 9, 1909 and
"Congress Weavers" as handwritten on the back is a rare postcard of the Indian National Congress party's national convention in Karachi held at the end of March 1931, a few days after the execution of Bhaghat Singh.
Karachi Zoo, originally the site of a factory founded by the East India company in 1799, was renamed Gandhi Garden in 1934 in honor of a visit to the city by Mahatma Gandhi.
The Brahui people are found in Kalat province of Balochistan, Pakistan as well as Afghanistan and Iran.
The Brahuis are a Baluchi tribe who speak a Dravidian language, similar to those spoken in South India (e.g., Tamil). Although the Dravidian they
Discontinued after 1949 when Rajasthan province was created and acceded to India, the Sun Procession celebrated the descent of the Maharajah's family from the sun goddess Surya.
This card was sent to a Miss Rosemead in Sussex, England.