Perhaps the most popular of the "Greetings from" postcards from India was this "Salaams from" version by the large Delhi publisher, H.A. Mirza & Sons.
Among the more interesting postcards are those showing Indians abroad, in this case serving as police officers in Hong Kong, then also a British possession.
Postmarked May 16, 1906 in Conoor and addressed to H.E. Preisner Esqr., Gottville [sp?], Siskiyou County, California. "Dear Papa, This is a view of the little town we are staying at for a month, we live further up the mountains it is a grand place.
It seems as if the Mughal Emperor Jehanghir's (1569-1627) fondness for wine merited a postcard many centuries later.
While this postcard published in Jaipur may have had nothing directly to do with the Swadeshi movement then taking off in Bengal, the charkha was am emblem of that cause for self-sufficiency and using indigenous materials and processes instead of
[Original caption] High Court. West of Government House, Calcutta, and nearer the river, stand the Law Courts, built in 1872, and said to be modelled on the beautiful Town Hall of Ypres in Belgium. [end]
[Original caption] Kashmere gate. Looking from the ridge whence the columns marched in 1857, when Nicholson stormed the breach in the Kashmir bastion and bought Delhi for ever with British blood.
A self-published postcard by Miss Barne of St. Ebbas, Madras [Chennai], apparently an amateur painter.
A hand painted postcard of a favorite sport for Indian Maharajahs, British colonial officials and well-heeled tourists.