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Delhi Durbar of 1911 – 2 Old Postcards

There are two old postcards of the Delhi Durbar or Coronation Durbar of 1911. One shows where King George V and Queen Mary seated under a pavilion. The other postcard shows the military display and the massive turnout of the audience. There were in total three Coronation Durbars which included 1877, 1903 & 1911.

More of them were proposed but never happened because of many reasons. Perhaps that may have been good for India. Since too many Indian funds were diverted into these grand ceremonies of pomp and extravagance. If we recollect Indian history that there were approximately 25 major famines during the British rule in India.

Famines were unheard of before the 200 years of India’s colonial era. The Coronation Durbars were a grand ceremony to mark the succession of a British King. 1911 is the only one where a British sovereign attended that is shown in this postcard.

See my post- King George V At The 1911 Delhi Durbar – Old Photo 1920. Read also- New Delhi’s Controversial Birth.

Did you know- the Durbar of 1877 was a controversial one because it was held in the midst of India’s great famine of 1876-78. Insensitively diverting the funds allocated for the famine towards the Durbar.

From the collection- M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal On Paper Beautiful Lady (#6)., Maharaja of Patiala And His Chrysler Car – Old Photo 1929., Antique Hand Colored Map Plan Of Kannur., Bombay Through A Camera – Picture Book 1910 

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