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In 1940 Nehru wrote: I have been to Bombay so many times, but I have never seen the coming of the monsoon there. I had been told and I had read that this coming of the first rains was … Continue reading
The Artful Pose A few pictures from The Artful Pose, Early Studio Photography, c 1855-1940. All the photographs are by Shapoor Bhedwar to the best of my knowledge. There are girls in short tunics worn with sarees (looking like early versions of Hakoba) with … Continue reading
A Bombay Scorcher. Is that the bicycle or the bicycle?! This was of course a saucy postcard as opposed to being taken on the streets of Bombay while this barefoot lass was going about her day’s business. Her smile is … Continue reading
Rehana Mogul’s very demure blouse with the puff sleeves common for young women and girlish plaits contrasted with a hitched up sari (was it a sari or just draped cloth?). The pic source site has interesting bits on the modern girl in … Continue reading