Street Scene In British Era Bangalore, Old Postcard 1920.

An old 1920 photo postcard of a street scene in the British Era Bangalore, now Bengaluru. Bangalore, is a city of imposing buildings, parks, and public gardens. So much so that once it had its claim to fame as the garden city of India. But now known more as India’s Silicon Valley. This is a charming residential street scene, possibly not seen anymore.

Bengaluru is the capital of Karnataka and the third most populous city in India. It used to be the capital of the former princely state of Mysore. The British took a liking to the place when it was just a mere cluster of villages during the Anglo-Mysore wars. Lord Cornwallis’ men breached the Bangalore Fort after laying siege to it. The First Anglo- Mysore War was from 1767-1769, in which Hyder Ali almost captured Madras (Chennai). The second Anglo-Mysore War was in 1780-1784.

Despite Hyder Ali’s death, Tipu Sultan continued the fight. The third Anglo-Mysore War (1798-1799) proved the death knell to Tipu Sultan, he died fighting the British. Bangalore held a great attraction for the Britishers. Not only for its strategic location but its cool weather all year round. It lies on the Deccan Plateau. Consequently, the city grew just after the Anglo-Mysore Wars. By 1900 It developed into fairly a large city with a vast military cantonment under British rule. A large military contingent was stationed here. Click on the photo for better view.

Did you know – the city’s nucleus was a settlement around a mud fort, built in 1537 by a local chief, Kempe Gowda. 

From the collection – 1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal On Paper Lovers (#5)., Maharaja’s Banquet British India Era – Old Photo 1930., Stone Elephant Of Elephanta Island Bombay, 1850., Old Book 1911 – The Indian Coronation Durbar.

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