[Original caption] Wazir Khan's Mosque (Inner Part) Lahore. The mosque was designed in Hidayat-ul-lah, faithful servant of Wazir Khan and was built in 1634. The brick walls are covered with beautiful inlaid work, a kind of mosaic of glazed pottery
The Taj Hotel was built to realize Jamsetji N. Tata's dream of a fine hotel to reflect the ascendancy of Bombay's own mercantile class.
One owner of this card, not postmarked, wrote on the back: "Parliament Building, New Delhi cribbed from the Colosseum at Rome."
The photograph was probably taken soon after is was opened in January 1927 to serve the Imperial Legislative Council.
The entrance to Buddhist rock-cut caves built between the 2nd century BCE through 6th century in Karli, near Lonavla, between Mumbai and Pune in Maharashtra.
[Original caption] The Glorious Gateway. It is impossible in a few lines to tell the wonders of Indian architecture.
Among the earliest postcards – and certainly early color postcards – of Ahmedabad is this view of Rani Rupamati's Mosque, built in the early 15th century and still standing.
[Original caption] The Taj Mahal, from the River. It is said that Shah Jehan designed a bridge to connect this last resting place of his wife with a similar Taj on the far side of the river.
[Original caption] Tomb of the reputed founder of Thuggism, who is supposed to have murdered the Emperor Tuglak in 1325. His body now rests in a sarcophagus, covered with a cloth, and surrounded by a verandah of white marble. [end]
An advertising postcard from the Singer sewing machine company, aligning its brand with one of India's most iconic structures, likely soon after it was opened officially in 1924. Note the automobiles on the bottom right.