Tuesday, June 19, 2007
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Thursday, June 14, 2007
a panther she shot, sometime during 1920s.
was the main trade route from Calcutta to Kabul.
Here, transport leaves Ambala for Delhi.
began performing at courts around 1830. They were
known for their elaborate costumes and jewellery.
A rare aerial view of the president's palace and
the parliament building in Delhi, both designed
by architects Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker.
Women gather at a party in Mumbai (Bombay)
in 1910, a sign that women were very much
part of the social scene in many respects.
A group from Vaishnava, a sect founded by a
Hindu mystic. His followers are called
Gosvami-maharajahs and own several temples.
An aerial view of Jama Masjid mosque
in Delhi, built between 1650 and 1658 by
the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan.
The Imperial Airways 'Hanno' Hadley Page
passenger airplane carries the England to
India air mail, stopping in Sharjah to refuel.
(The pictures in this series appear in a new book, 'India Then and Now', by Vir Sanghvi and Rudrangshu Mukherjee, Roli Books, India. Picture courtesy: Roli Books)