Narayan Pillai Street In British Era Bangalore, 1920 Postcard

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An old 1920 photo postcard of Narain Pillai Street (now Narayan Pillai) during British era Bangalore. Bangalore (Bengaluru), is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. Located on the Deccan Plateau in the south-eastern part of Karnataka. It became a major British Cantonment in South India after the 4th Anglo-Mysore War.

Narayan Pillai, like other streets that form the neighbourhood of Shivaji Nagar (Cantonment). It has been associated with commercial activity. The name shifted from General Bazaar in the 1850s to Cantonment Bazaar in the 1920s of this area. Looking at the architectural style of the existing buildings, it can be assumed that construction was from the 1860s. With a mix of vernacular and colonial-style architecture. Today, the Narayan Pillai Street stretch has a row of houses juxtaposed with stores.

Read more Narain Pillai Street, A Cross Cultural Hotspot.

Did you know – that the nucleus of Bangalore was originally the villages around the Fort

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