A real-photo postcard, made from a painting and printed in Germany, then exquisitely hand-tinted in India.
Mirza Ali Khan (1901-1960) was a Waziri tribal leader who fought a number of campaigns against the British in the 1930s and 1940s, and later against Pakistan as well in support of an independent Pashtunistan.
A rare Tuck's "Real Photograph" postcard of India, which they seem to have offered in response to the market around the 1930s. The Mexican writer Octavio Paz describes the scene in 1951 when he first approached Bombay by ship:
"An arch of stone
Construction of the Karachi Municipal Corporation offices began in 1895 with foundation stone laying.
A beautiful real photo postcard given the dark curtain between the trees. After 1947 it was renamed Karachi Zoological and Botanical Gardens; it had been called Gandhi Gardens in honor of a visit by Mahatma Gandhi in 1934.
"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.