Bombay is the anglicized name of the original Portuguese word "Bombaim." Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is the capital of the state of Maharashtra.
One of the least known strands in the Indian struggle for Independence is the role of many different British supporters of freedom from Imperial rule. About one of these Kusoom Vadgama writes in her enlightening volume India British Campaigns in
[Original caption, verso] Vishwamitra-Menaka :- This scene shows Menaka as tempting the great sage Vishwamitra, who yields to her and gets Shakuntala by her. [end]
Sadh Bela [Belo] is a small island in the Indus river next to the city of Sukkur, Sindh. On it is a Hindu temple complex initially built in the early 19th century and still the site of an annual festival. Published by the New Book Co.
This Aquarelle Series postcard was likely printed by Raphael Tuck & Sons for Hartmann.
This particular card, with the carefully placed stamp was sent by Ernest L. of the XII Hussars in Deccan to Miss Marcineau in France on July 22, 1909. [Verso] Dear
[Original caption] "The blow that was hurled at us this afternoon was a nail in the coffin of the British Empire. Nobody who has seen it is ever likely to forget it. It has sunk deep into our own soul.
"Wayfarers" was another word for nomads.
[Original caption] Wayfarers. The position of the child in the picture is typical. The man is carrying a larger share of the burden than is usual.
Assi Ghat is on the southern end of the city, where the Assi River meets the Ganges, and where the Goddess Durga is said to have thrown her sword after killing the demon Shumbha-Nishumbha.