A very early court-sized postcard most probably by Paul Gerhardt, the chief lithographer at the Ravi Varma Press in Bombay.
Varkari (meaning "a pilgrim") is areligious movement within the bhakti spiritual tradition of Hinduism, geographically associated with the Indian state of Maharashtra.
By the turn of the century, newspapers had become an entrenched objects mediating social relationships among the upper and middle classes and their providers in Bombay.
This card could be from a very nicely done series by Taraporevala, although at
Who knows what motivated the Austrian writer Stefan Zweig to send this postcard to Miss Hirschfeld in Vienna from Bombay on December 30, 1908? The 27-year old Zweig, a budding novelist whose popularity after World War I was unparalleled among German