Fair In Progress At Bombay Maidan 1932 Old Photo

This is an old photo of the fair or exhibition at the Maidan in Bombay, now Mumbai. A news photo from the British India era of 1932. The massive open areas of the Oval Maidan, Azad Maidan, Cooperage, and Cross Maidan composed of the Esplanade. Mahatma Gandhi at the peak of the Quit India movement addressed one of the largest meetings at Azad Maidan in December 1931.

Ar the time of the British India years exhibitions were common on the Maidan or Esplanade. See my post- Antique Print Royal Visit To Bombay 1883.  Very interesting to view a fair in progress in 1883 on this same grounds. On one side we all perhaps secretly admire the British for creating broad roads, magnificent buildings, open spaces, gardens, and so on. Despite, however we may feel of the shortcomings of colonial rule.

Read about- Oval Maidan.

Did you know- the maidan from being evening recreational areas to becoming the mecca of cricket. 

From the collection- 1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal On Paper (#2).,  Old Photo- Mumbai Racecourse Bombay 1880.,  Star Of India Flag & United Service Club – Vintage Postcard.,  Antique Print Mahatma Gandhi On The Streets of Bombay.,  Page From Rare 1713 Latin Book on Calicut

The images are of the actual items from my collection. And Not a photocopy, pirated, reproduced, or stock photos or taken from other sources.

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11 x 7 inch

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Acme Newspictures NY