[Original caption] Srinagar (the Venice of the East) in the beautiful and famous vale of Kashmir, is one of the chief cities of that native State.
[Original caption] Wellawatta Canal. The length of the island of Colombo is 270 miles, its width 140 miles, an area about four-fifths the size of Ireland.
Just a beautiful postcard, where photography, color, and embossed frame gang up to offer visual delight.
Tamuku Taluk is in West Godavari District, Andhra Prades, near the northern part of the Bay of Bengal.
Pykara is not far from Ooty, and was a popular South Indian postcard subject. Sacred to the Todas, the Pykara River is also where one of India's first hydroelectric power plants was commissioned in the 1930s.
An almost painterly postcard when one examines the detail in the foreground of men and women workers, pounding and transporting grain; there are even people at the top left doing something under the tree.
This unusual, sepia-ish lithographic postcard is probably by Paul Gerhardt at the Ravi Varma Press even though it is not signed by him with the Press imprint.
[Original caption] Aboriginal, Rajputana. Rajputana is an administrative territory of India. It lies between Sind, the Punjab, the North-Western Provinces, and the several native states of Central India.
Nautch dancers inspired stories like Hassan Shah’s The Nautch Girl, “the first known modern Indian novel” in the 1790s, as well as the first Urdu novel, the story of the Lucknow courtesan Umrao Jaan Ada in 1899.
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Traditional wet rice farming involves keeping the rice seeds and young plants submerged under water to keep weed infestation at bay until the young rice plants are well established.