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Vishnu Garud-vahan

Vishnu Garud-vahan

[Original caption, verso] God Vishnu with his two wives, the goddesses of the earth and the wealth, is represented as riding on his vehicle Garud. [end]

The Garuda, a mythical bird, is also called Kashyapi, Chirada, Vishnuratha, Gaganeshvara,

Indian Water Lift

Indian Water Lift

Another small masterpiece of postcard design by M.V. Dhurandhar - the canopied tree, the rope diagonal and man supporting himself with it while drawing the eye down to the title.

This card was postmarked Oct.

Writer's Buildings

Writer's Buildings

The "Writer's Building" in then Calcutta is from where British India was governed from the later 1700s until 1857. "Writers" were recruits who came from England to make their fortunes with the British East India Company; some of them became

Victory of Indrajit

Victory of Indrajit

[Original caption] Victory of Indrajit : - Indrajit brings Indra as a captive before his father Ravana with the riches and the nymphs of Indra-Loka. [end]

This postcard, from a painting by Ravi Varma, combines a great moment in Hindu religious

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