Children’s Fete At The Exhibition Bombay, PC 1900

A rare 1900 postcard depicting a children’s fete at an exhibition in Bombay, now Mumbai. This picture postcard gives a rare glimpse of a large gathering of European children in Bombay. They seem to be looking on in rapt attention. Not much information are there about European children in India. Except that some of the famous British personalities were born in India.

The most famous of them was Rudyard Kipling, Nobel prize winner and author of the Jungle Book. Rudyard Kipling was born in Mumbai in 1865. His father Lockwood Kipling worked as a professor at JJ school of arts in the city. Other equally famous in India were Vivien Leigh (actor, gone with the wind), Cliff Richard (singer), Julie Christie (actor, sound of music), and so on. Click on the photo for better view.

Did you know- British children sent to England and many years later, they wrote about how much they loved their ayahs and how much they missed India.

From the collection- Raja Ravi Varma’s “Mohini On A Swing” – Vintage Print 1930s., Indian Museum Kolkata -Old Photo 1865., Ruins Of Purana Qila Delhi, Old Print 1909., Old Book 1887, Dupleix And The Empire Of India. 

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