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.
The Cross & Ball Church is known as the St. James Church of Old Delhi inside Kashmir Gate. It was built by James Skinner in 1836. It is said that Skinner was once badly wounded while serving the army. He vowed to build a church in case he survived.
Shaikh Ilm-ud-din Ansari, known as Wazir Khan, built this mosque in the 17th century. Wazir Khan's mosque is in the heart of Lahore's walled inner city, surrounded by narrow lanes and crowded bazaars.
The view of Lahore from the minarets is fabulous
A nicely-framed postcard with the jali [or jaali, a stone carved lattice screen] dominating the image.
A very nicely hand-tinted postcard, with the red used to seize the eye, setting the temple off against an uneven, unreal application of blue on the terraces below - but who cares?
Compare to Tuck's Temple at Ramnager.
The Kapaleeshwarar Temple outside Chennai dedicated to lord Shiva is about 1,400 years old and this view is very similar today. Note the people in the foreground.