[Original caption] The Shigean is a small two-wheeled vehicle in use in Bombay and other Eastern cities. As a rule it is drawn by a couple of small oxen of the Zebu family.
[Original caption] San Thome Cathedral. The town of S. Thome, now part of Madras City, was named after the Portugese pioneers, after St. Thomas the Apostle, who is said to have evangelized the country.
While postcards of snake charmers were common in India, one of the more striking such views might be this one from Ahuja's studio in Rangoon, Burma. While one man touches a snake, the other uses not a flute but cymbals to manage the snakes.
[Original caption] Sita Vanawasa :– Sita, when captured by Ravan, the king of Lanka, was carried and kept in a forest named "Ashok-van" by him, and he ordered demons to watch her. This picture represents that Sita sat thinking under a tree. [end]
[Original caption] Madras, Senate House. This handsome building, designed by Mr. Chisholm, was begun in 1874 and completed in 1879, at a cost of nearly three hundred thousand rupees.
[Original caption] Hindoo God Siva: Ceylon. This is Brahma the Creator under his manifestation as Siva the Destroyer and Reproducer. The peacock beside him is that ridden by Saraswati, goddess of music and speech, Brahmas wife.
[Original caption] The Taj, Agra. The beautiful gardens in which this exquisite mausoleum stands are laid out in formal style.
[Original caption] A Peep into into the Victoria Gardens. 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 days work in the broiling sun and stuff offices. [end]