Omar Khan grew up in Vienna, Austria and Islamabad, Pakistan and is a graduate of Dartmouth College, Columbia and Stanford universities. He has researched early photography and ephemera of the subcontinent for thirty years and collects the early postcards featured here. He is an avid historian and award-winning web designer.
Omar Khan’s previous book is From Kashmir to Kabul: The Photographs of John Burke and William Baker 1860-1900 (Prestel/Gallimard/Mapin, 2002). He has run the website Harappa.com since 1995, and is currently Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Common Sense Media. He lives in San Francisco, California with his wife and two daughters.
Omar Khan's talk at the opening of the Paper Jewels exhibition on August 18, 2018, The Story of Bombay Postcards, can also be watched.