The Ravi Varma Press


This video looks at the early history of the Ravi Varma Press and the role of its chief lithographer Paul Gerhardt in early postcard publishing in Mumbai. It shows some of the earliest postcards of the city published by the Press, using diary entries by Ravi Varma's brother to show the sequence of events that led to their publication. Omar Khan also discusses what became of the Press and its role in publishing postcards and oleographs in popularizing Ravi Varma's images. This video was part of the original exhibitions in Mumbai and Delhi.