The Brahmin, as the art scholar Allan Life has noted, is reluctantly shuffling from tradition to modernity, from the temple behind him to the new city in front of him.
An early "Greetings from" concept card, printed in Italy, possibly to market train service between Mumbai and Kolkata, rife with tropes that Europeans would have associated with India: a tiger (stalking the train?
A curious card, with the white space in the top corner intended for a written message by the sender before messages were allowed on the backs of postcard after 1905. The original Victoria Hall Museum, opened in 1890, has since moved to the City
Merton Lacey was an Anglo-Indian comic book artist and animator, based in Kolkata and born in Purulia, India in 1902. This card has a 1945 calendar on the back, and shows troops in the country as part of the Allied effort against the Japanese.
Lessons in Music was published around 1905, when Dhurandhar participated in the first Bombay Exhibition, the official medal which he designed and received a Gold Medal for, in addition to other awards.
A highly colourful postcard by the painter M.V. Dhurandhar bringing together a large tree, Delonix regia, with its beautiful ("flaming") red flowers, and a woman, barefoot, seated on its branch.
A particularly charming postcard of a city bazaar, with the curve of the street in the foreground, daubs of red on two sun umbrellas, and a variety of carriages plying the mud-baked road.
“Hyderabad is the premier native state of India, having twice
Much of the initial Independence struggle was peaceful, led by often hardly remembered Anglicized lawyers like Mr. P.
Bohras are Gujarati Muslims known as a business and trading community; they flourished in Bombay during the late 19th century and Karachi since Partition for example. This postcard by M.V.