The Colaba Causeway, now known as Bhagat Singh Road, was opened in 1838 and connected Colaba and what was known as Old Woman's Island with the mainland of Bombay.
Also known as the "Grand Old Man of India", Dadabhai Naoroji is one of the men who laid the intellectual foundations of the Indian freedom struggle towards the end of the 19th century.
The bicycle was something quite new in Bombay at the turn of the century, and often featured on postcards, frequently with women as drivers.
A beautiful embossed card showing exchange rates between Indian and European currencies, in those days usually stable for long periods of time.
From an unusual later lithographic series, with some photographs by Raja Deen Dayal, and many of areas like this one around Hyderabad and including events like Lord Curzon's visit in 1903 to the State, it is nonetheless not at all clear that Dayal
Another Dhurandhar postcard that captures the essence and humour of a telegraph peon using a bicycle to rush to his destination.
Major Indian famines were caused by droughts and poor food distribution policies. Though uneven rainfall was a major cause of Indian famines in the 19th century, faulty administrative and economic policies were equally responsible.