D. A. Ahuja, a Rangoon [Yangon] Burma-based Punjabi photographer and publisher whose images covered major locations in India as well.
D. A. Ahuja
D. A. Ahuja, a Punjabi photographer settled in Rangoon (Yangon) was the major postcard publisher in Burma (Myanmar). The firm published a distinctive series of colour postcards, both from its own work and likely from other photographers, including Beato and P. Klier, possibly without permission of those photographers (he was sued by the latter at least once for using images without permission). Nevertheless, Ahuja's postcards provide exceptionally broad and interesting views of this former colony, and covers select locations in British India. The firm is said to have lasted well into the 1960s.
A superbly coloured postcard by D.A. Ahuja. It has probably been coloured with stencils given the inaccuracy around some of the edges, but the colours also seem well woven into the card so could have been part of the German printer's process.
The British discovered that there was an oil industry in Burma even before they got there in 1795, with a number of wells in Yenangyaung in central Burma under the hereditary control of Burmese families.
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.
The Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi is among the oldest and holiest temples in Varanasi dedicated to Lord Shiva. D.A. Ahuja was a very successful Rangoon, Burma based photographer and publisher of postcards who covered the entire subcontinent.