Burial monument of the 17th century Rajput rule, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh (1688-1743) who built the state of Rajputana into a formidable independent kingdom, founded the planned city of Jaipur and founded major astronomical observatories both there
This postcard is probably among the earliest of the Golden Temple in Amritsar, given the undivided back, and Clifton's role as one of the earliest all-India postcard publishers. It is probably from a 19th century albumen print.
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The Writer's Building in Kolkata was where India was governed from the late 1700s until 1857. "Writers" were recruits who came from England to make their fortunes with the British East India Company; some became fabulously wealthy "nabobs," although
Jadu Kissen was a photographer associated for a time with the Archaeological Survey of India and operated out of Srinagar and Delhi; his distinctive postcards were hand-tinted and their captions could be as long as his main competitor in Delhi, H.A.
[Original caption] Amritsar is an important commercial city, capital of the province of the same name in the Punjab.
The "Writer's Building" in then Calcutta is from where British India was governed from the later 1700s until 1857. "Writers" were recruits who came from England to make their fortunes with the British East India Company; some of them became
A more unusual side view of the Taj at the turn of the century, around the time when the frontal view most of us are used to today was becoming the iconic image of India.
This beautiful building is also known as the "Mole on the cheek" of Lahore's landscape. Its minarets offer spectacular views of the walled city. One was climbed by Rudyard Kipling who wrote an original version of his short story The City of Dreadful