The Imperial Airways 'Hanno' Hadley Page passenger airplane carries the England to India air mail, stopping in Sharjah to refuel.
Imagine the aeroplanes of today and compare it to this airplane.

An aerial view of Jama Masjid mosque in Delhi , built between 1650 and 1658.

Women gather at a party in Mumbai ( Bombay ) in 1910.

A rare view of the President's palace and the Parliament building in New Delhi.
Delhi was so empty then. Wow.

A group of Dancing or nautch girls began performing with their elaborate costumes and jewelry.

The Grand Trunk Road , built by Sher Shah Suri, was the main trade route from Calcutta to Kabul .
The Grand Trunk Road or the GT Road is very long. Currently it goes from Calcutta (actually Howrah) to Amritsar (Punjab) till somewhere in Pakistan. My house in Calcutta and Hissar is very close to GT Road.

A British man gets a pedicure from an Indian servant.
I vaguely remember seeing this photo in my Indian History book in school.

The daughter of an Indian maharajah seated on a panther she shot, sometime during 1920s.
Innocent (daughter) and sad (dead panther).

Source: Forwarded email.


Unknown said...

nice nice nice.
good history lecture.