"After the merciless grind of a rough day," wrote the Sindhi writer and nationalist Ibrahim Joyo (1915-2017) in his short story In the Name of Allah, "how soothing it is to feel the balmy breeze in Karachi's Burns Gardens, especially on a fresh
Sukhdeo (Sukhdev) was born as the son of Ram Lal in Lyallpur (now Faisalabad in Pakistan).
Sukhdev (1907 - 1931) was a very popular revolutionary in India's freedom struggle.
Dharmatala (Dharumtalla) Road, now Lenin Sarani in central Kolkata, is one of the busiest thoroughfares in Kolkata. Its original name means "holy street."
The Bengali writer Nirad Chaudhuri (1897-1999) described the Eid celebrations in his birthplace of Kishorganj, Mymensingh, now in Bangladesh: "Since the Id moves backwards round the year it had no particular association with season and weather as had
An advertising postcard celebrating the Independence struggle and the poet Sarojini Naidu, who the Turkish poet Halide Edib, then on a visit to India, described in her book Inside India (1938, p. 44):
"Sarojini is a poet.
[Original caption] A member of the ancient Hindu fighting race which flourished and conquered mainly in Western and Northern India in the twelfth century. [end]
Kamaladevi Chattopadhaya was born into an intellectual family in Mangalore on the west coast of India.
A rare night time photograph of an old cinema in the Saddar Bazaar area of Peshawar, said to have been founded around 1913 and demolished in 2020.
A rather grand postcard, with the depth-of-field of a large albumen photograph, of Karachi's oldest colonial structures, dating to 1843, named after General Charles Napier who conquered Sindh that year and became its first Governor.