Multan, although a large city and railway junction in southern Punjab, does not appear frequently on postcards.
This 16th century temple to Nandi, the sacred bull, was built by Kempe Gowda who also founded the city of Bangalore.
Vishvamitra was a revered sage in ancient India; this postcard from one of Ravi Varma's most famous paintings shows how he rejects knowledge of his child by turning away and hiding his gaze with a dramatic gesture.
[Original caption] Menaka sent by
An unusual postcard in the use of so much black, which beautifully brings out the portrait of this man, his beard and clothing (black was expensive for printers due to the amount of ink consumed). Due to better economic prospects in Sri Lanka, during
Burial monument of the 17th century Rajput rule, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh (1688-1743) who built the state of Rajputana into a formidable independent kingdom, founded the planned city of Jaipur and founded major astronomical observatories both there
An understated, nicely designed "Greetings from" postcard from the cantonment in Jubbulpur in the Central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The insignia suggests it was published for or celebrated the Royal Field Artillery (RFA) then based here.
This postcard shows some of the team that constructed the Khojak Tunnel in Balochistan, one of the great feats of 19th century engineering in the subcontinent. Almost 2.5 miles in length, numerous European engineers helped in its construction.
One of my favourite postcards by the great Colombo publisher Plate & Co., simply because the girl's stare or startled expression is so memorable. Although I used the color version in the book, this seems just as gripping. What is she looking at?