The original inhabitants of Ceylonese island, now called Sri Lanka, as far as we know were Veddas.
This remarkable postcard shows Shankardas Swamigal's Tamil drama group on a visit to Ceylon [Sri Lanka] in 1890, although the postcard is from about 15 years later.
[Original caption] These folk are gypsies inhabiting the great Deccan of India. Their dress is decorated with shells, their arms are generally adorned with a large number of bracelets made of the bones of deer. [end]
The Banjara people, also
The main Friday mosque in Mughal and contemporary Delhi.
[Original caption] The Jumma Masjid."In 1857, after the Mutiny, it was solemnly proposed to raze to the ground the Jumma Masjid at Delhi, the noblest ceremonial mosque in the world, and it was
Lahore's Historic Delhi Gate is one of the most crowded parts of the walled city and faces the city of Delhi in India. The original Mughal city gate facing Delhi was rebuilt by the British in the 19th century.
[Original caption] Delhi gate, Lahore.
Postmarked Simla, Oct. 29, 1908 and sent to Mrs. Taylor, Bath, England, with this message: "29. Oct. 5:30 p.m. W. just home from office & have had no time to write–aske me to write his expenses and send our love–both well. Though W.
Houseboats were apparently popular among foreigners because the Maharajah usually did not allow foreigners to construct their own residences.
Although the origin of the word juggler as "one skilled in keeping several objects in motion in the air at the same time by alternately tossing and catching them" goes back to the 14th century and seems to stem from the Middle English "jogelour
The border signboard at Torkham at the end of the Khyber Pass in what was then Northwest Frontier Province (NWFP, now known as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) read: "FRONTIER OF INDIA TRAVELLERS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO PASS THIS NOTICE BOARD UNLESS THEY HAVE