Buddhism had largely departed India by this time, having flourished between the 3rd century BCE and 13th century CE, but its temples still stood and were frequently subjects of postcards.
[Original German] Der Grosse Verbrennungs Platz in Benares [end]
One of the earliest artist-signed postcards of India.
From an early "Greetings from" series by D.M. Macropolo & Co., a renowned Raj tobacconist with retail stores in Kolkata and Mumbai.
One of the earliest postcards of India, Calcutta, published by W. Rossler, a German or Austrian photographer in the city in 1897. Lithograph, Court sized, Printed in Austria. Undivided back.
Avantiswami Temple was built by King Avantiverman in the latter half of the 9th century and dedicated to Vishnu; it is in ruins now though parts of it still survive and it is in the care of the Archaeological Survey of India.
Sent to Miss Suzanne
A self-published postcard by "Miss L. Barne, St. Ebbas, Madras," from a total series of six. Although throughout the 19th and early 20 centuries, British colonists were avid amateur painters, few seem to have turned their works into postcards despite
Downstream from the island of Bukkur, and separated from it by a short stretch of river, is the pretty little island of Sat or Sadh Belo.
[Original caption] Jaipur - The Holy Shrine of Singhji. Jaipur is one of the wealthiest and best administered states under native rule. Its capital, the 'rose-red city' of that name is picturesque, clean, prosperous and progressive.
The significance of Buddhism in Burma [Myanmar] reflected in a landscape dotted with pagodas. Shwegyin is close to the Indian border on the western side of Myanmar.