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Indian Jugglers

Indian Jugglers

In her absorbing and little known memoir At home in India ; or Tâza-be-Tâza (1903), Mrs. Margaretta Catherine Reynolds wrote in the section Indian Jugglers "It was in the verandah of the Bishop’s Palace, that I first witnessed the wonderful basket

Asia Butterflies

Asia Butterflies
  1. Symphera Nais. India.
  2. Ixias latifasciata. India and South China.
  3. Zephyrus dums. Sikkim.
  4. 4. Eramia pulchella. Assam.

[Original caption] Butterflies and Moths pass through three very distinct stages before they attain the perfect form viz.: 1. The

Damayanti

Damayanti

Damayanti was the wife of Nala, the king of Nishadha Kingdom

[Original caption] Being separated from her husband Nala, the fair Damayanti enters her fathers place, yet feeling deeply for her husband, she is represented as sitting in a moon light, her

[Zenana Carriage]

[Zenana Carriage]

A hand-painted postcard; given that cards retailed for one anna around this time, maybe two, after materials, one can only imagine how little the bazaar artist was paid.

[Verso handwritten] "Cawnpore [Kanpur]. Dec.

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