An Dhurandhar portrait of a familiar sight on Bombay streets, the multi-tasking juggler. Note once again the soft city backdrop.
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
The Memorial Church in Kanpur is also called "All Soul's Cathedral"
Kanpur Memorial Church was erected in 1875 in the memory of British soldiers and civilians who died during the 1857 War of Independence or what the British called the Mutiny.
Dalhousie is in the north-western Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Dalhousie never became a major hillstation like Simla or Ootacamund.
Bullocks and bhistees served an important role in transporting fresh water to city residents.
Ensuring fresh water supply to the residents in a desert region was always difficult.
There were numerous famines during the Raj, some like this one around the turn of the century, often simultaneous with plagues that came to Bombay by ship.
The Kolam tradition of creating complex geometric patterns, often passed down from mother to daughter, out of rice flour or chalk in front of the home is an ancient tradition in South India and elsewhere.
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.