The great Hindi/Urdu writer Munshi Premchand describes, from the point-of-view of Suman, the heroine of his first novel Sevasadan, the complex view she has of Bholi, a courtesan living across the street from her:
"Suman had never met any courtesans,
A World War I recruiting postcard for the British-Indian Army.
[Recto, Translated from Gujarati-Bohri dialect] “You are our cause of existence. You symbolize and make us aware of our truthful rights.
A skillfully done studio shot with real depth of field provided by the seating arrangement and sparse use of green, pink and white with a dash of glitter.
A unusual real photo postcard that is both hand colored and has glitter finely applied to the hems of the woman's dress. She is resting her arm on a magnificent pedestal that suggests a north Indian studio, possibly in Lucknow.
A rare night time photograph of an old cinema in the Saddar Bazaar area of Peshawar, said to have been founded around 1913 and demolished in 2020.
This image by the Indian painter M.V. Dhurandhar manages to convey a real sense of personality and drama to the situation through the face and gesture of the priest.
Sent to Miss C. Blackwood, R.D. Route No.