Tipu Sultan, perhaps the last formidable ruler the British had to defeat before taking over South India was killed on May 4th, 1799 at the end of the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War.
A hand painted postcard from roughly 1905, many of which like printed postcards illustrated the various labor occupations.
Dhurandhar and other J.J. School students spent so much time sketching at the beach on Marine Drive, they could hardly have failed to pick-up a sight like this. The daughter in Parsee Ladies at Seaside is even more Westernized than her mother.
Another classic, empathetic Dhurandhar portrait that seems to capture well Hobson Jobson's (1903, p. 44) definition: "BABOO , s. Beng. and H. Bābū [Skt. vapra, 'a father']. Properly a term of respect attached to a name, like Master or Mr., and
Another example of Dhurandhar's virtuosity as a painter, with the forest of trees and white flowers lending vibrancy to woman in the foreground.
Yerwada Jail was one of the most famous in India. Convicted prisoners in Indian jails are often given different tasks while they serve their sentence like preparing meals for the inmates, doing laundry and making cane chairs.
The western edge of the Raj was the border with Afghanistan on the Khyber Pass. The man standing next to the sign is probably an Afghan border guard.
The Rudra Mahalaya Temple at Siddhpur was conceived and constructed as a tribute to Mahadev, by the first Solanki king of Gujarat, Mulraj (942-996 ACE). Twenty years after ascending the throne, Mulraj was in a position to turn to more unworldly
Lord Curzon (1859-1925) served as the Viceroy of India for six years (1899-1905). His wife Mary Curzon, also shown in the juhla, wrote in her diaries about one incident that stayed with her from the Hyderabad tour in 1902: “Captain Wigram fired as it