A humorous card by one of the largest Raj retailers, comparing Western and Eastern cooks and procedures. It is signed by the artist Geo[rge] D. and dated 11 in the bottom right corner.
Hobson-Jobson's, the famous dictionary of Anglo-Indian terms, defines Chuprassy as "the bearer of a chapras, i.e. a badge-plate inscribed with the name of the office to which the bearer is attached. The chaprasi is an office-messenger, or henchman,
[Original Verso] (King Georges V was then Prince of Wales) India [end]
Antoine Druet (1857–1921) was a French painter and postcard artist; given the caption, this card would have been published after George V was crowned King in May 1910. A lush,
One of siz postcards in Raphael Tuck & Sons first "Native Life in India" series, which featured the work of an artist with the initials G.E.M. who remains unidentified.
[Original caption] A Belle of Northern India. The women of Delhi and district are, to Western eyes, rather more pleasing than those of many other parts of India.
Traditional wet rice farming involves keeping the rice seeds and young plants submerged under water to keep weed infestation at bay until the young rice plants are well established.
[Original caption] Built by Alaudin Khilji in 1310 A.D. [end]
In the early 14th century, Ala-ud-din Khilji carried out the extension work of the southern gateway of Quwaat-ul-Islam mosque.