Bombay is the anglicized name of the original Portuguese word "Bombaim." Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is the capital of the state of Maharashtra.
One of the least known strands in the Indian struggle for Independence is the role of many different British supporters of freedom from Imperial rule. About one of these Kusoom Vadgama writes in her enlightening volume India British Campaigns in
[Original caption] General View of Victoria Gardens, Bombay. These beautifully laid out gardens are a source of pleasure to the weary and jaded worker in the cool of the evening after a hard day's work in the broiling sun and stuffy offices. [end]
This temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva in Mumbai is shown on an unusual lithographic postcard from roughly 1905. Lithographs were rarely produced by this time, having dominated early postcard production before 1900. The series this postcard was
This hotel was opened on December 16, 1903.
The Taj Mahal Palace in South Mumbai was built on the edge of the Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea, and is the city's most famous hotel.
For many of the artists in Bombay towards the end of the 19th century, fishermen and women were among the more striking inhabitants of the growing metropolis, visible on the long shorelines, sketched and painted frequently.
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