[Original Caption] A Popular Stall, Northern India. Eatables of all kinds, especially sweetmeat delicacies, are prominently displayed in all Indian bazaars.
Raaja Bhasin, in his Simla The Summer Capital of British India (2011) has a nice quote about Shimla during the Raj and afterwards: "With this detached atmosphere from the rest of India, it is no wonder that the blame for the disasters of the Afghan
A painted postcard of Simla, published by the local branch of one of the Raj's major retailers based in Kolkata.
[Original caption] A Street Scene, Delhi. This great native city is one of the most fascinating and historic places of the East.
Some of the most interesting postcards are bazaar and storefront scenes, which can be staged or candid, but always seem to contain a wealth of information about life a century or more ago.
A rare postcard from inside the city of Multan, one of the oldest cities in Punjab if not South Asia.
Nusserwanjee & Co. were one of Karachi's leading firms and earliest postcard publishers. Founded by the Parsi Nusserwanjee R.
[Original caption] The Crawford Market, Bombay. This is a famous new market, full of Western goods and local luxuries, and near the Bombay Yacht Club near the pier. [end]
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