A moneylender strutting through the public square, carrying the ominous red books he uses to chase debtors through the courts, the vibrant city his backdrop. Contrast this, as the scholar Allan Life has so nicely pointed out, with the slow trudge of Dhurandhar's Brahmin from temple to city.
Postmarked May 6, 1905, Sea Post Office, Calcutta. Addressed to Mrs. Johanna Roscher, VI. [6th District] Garbergasse 7, Vienna, Austria. [Recto] “4/5 05 Karl Michael”