Sadh Bela [Belo] is a small island in the Indus river next to the city of Sukkur, Sindh. On it is a Hindu temple complex initially built in the early 19th century and still the site of an annual festival. Published by the New Book Co.
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An early multi-view collotype of Madras, with five separate photographs, in a decorative flower frame.
A rare postcard from the Congress Party's meeting in March 1931 in Karachi, shortly after Bhagat Singh was executed, and where the Congress Party demanded full political and economic freedom, the foundation of the future Indian state.
A Central Asian trader who made his way down the slippery, winding routes of the Hindu Kush, Karakoram and Himalayan ranges into Kashmir's valleys.
The word Mullah owes its origin to the Arabic "mawla", or "guardian." A mullah is the Muslim equivalent of a priest or religious authority and guide.
Every person in this literate Hindu caste of administrators in Hyderabad, Sindh is wearing at least one Western article of clothing.
One card, postmarked in Karachi on Nov.
Sometimes also called "Sleeping Hindoo Woman" this postcard was about as risque as they got and was labelled "India circulation" in an album of Gobindram Oodeyram postcards put together by one S.
"Persian" is likely a misnomer; the traditional waterwheel method of lifting water probably came from the area and went to Persia and came back centuries later under a new name.
This was a common shot across publishers, usually shot in Bengal, with cows, dwellings, dung patties, a [broken] cart wheel and interestingly in this case, no people. Devare & Co.