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.
The original image this postcard is based on was very popular and shows General Lockhardt on June 4, 1897 in the Arhanga Pass above Swat Valley in the then North West Frontier Province (NWFP, now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa). It commemorated a British victory
A real photo postcard presented with compliments from the Murree Brewery Company (note bucket in seated man's hands), and title in back in pencil "Camp Adonia." Likely to have been before 1905 because the back is undivided.
Bangalore is well-known for sprawling shopping malls, although in British times it was largely a cantonment town and only recently has become an information technology hub and one of the cities most prominently linked to the outsourcing of Western
"Congress Weavers" as handwritten on the back is a rare postcard of the Indian National Congress party's national convention in Karachi held at the end of March 1931, a few days after the execution of Bhaghat Singh.
An early documentary or journalistic postcard. The Kangra earthquake of April 5, 1905, some 200 miles away in northern Punjab, damaged many structures in Lahore, a city of 180,000 and may have caused the fire referenced by this postcard.