A fakir is a hermit who often lives in seclusion and devotes his life to religion.
[Original caption, verso] Vishwamitra-Menaka :- This scene shows Menaka as tempting the great sage Vishwamitra, who yields to her and gets Shakuntala by her. [end]
This Aquarelle Series postcard was likely printed by Raphael Tuck & Sons for Hartmann.
This particular card, with the carefully placed stamp was sent by Ernest L. of the XII Hussars in Deccan to Miss Marcineau in France on July 22, 1909. [Verso] Dear
"Wayfarers" was another word for nomads.
[Original caption] Wayfarers. The position of the child in the picture is typical. The man is carrying a larger share of the burden than is usual.
Assi Ghat is on the southern end of the city, where the Assi River meets the Ganges, and where the Goddess Durga is said to have thrown her sword after killing the demon Shumbha-Nishumbha.
[Original caption] General View of Victoria Gardens, Bombay. These beautifully laid out gardens are a source of pleasure to the weary and jaded worker in the cool of the evening after a hard day's work in the broiling sun and stuffy offices. [end]
This temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva in Mumbai is shown on an unusual lithographic postcard from roughly 1905. Lithographs were rarely produced by this time, having dominated early postcard production before 1900. The series this postcard was
The Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi is among the oldest and holiest temples in Varanasi dedicated to Lord Shiva. D.A. Ahuja was a very successful Rangoon, Burma based photographer and publisher of postcards who covered the entire subcontinent.