A fakir is a hermit who often lives in seclusion and devotes his life to religion.
One of the least known strands in the Indian struggle for Independence is the role of many different British supporters of freedom from Imperial rule. About one of these Kusoom Vadgama writes in her enlightening volume India British Campaigns in
This temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva in Mumbai is shown on an unusual lithographic postcard from roughly 1905. Lithographs were rarely produced by this time, having dominated early postcard production before 1900. The series this postcard was
Another small masterpiece of postcard design by M.V. Dhurandhar - the canopied tree, the rope diagonal and man supporting himself with it while drawing the eye down to the title.
This card was postmarked Oct.
For many of the artists in Bombay towards the end of the 19th century, fishermen and women were among the more striking inhabitants of the growing metropolis, visible on the long shorelines, sketched and painted frequently.
A hand-painted postcard which has been very nicely constructed to feature the dancer, who is entirely in colour. The musicians are partially sketched, with only their instruments, sashes and turbans coloured.
One of the finest of Dhurandhar's postcards, which satirizes and draws attention to the novelty of the postcard – that anyone could read it, including and especially the postman.