The Indian Gymkhana Bangalore – Old Postcard 1932
This is an old 1932 postcard of The Indian Gymkhana Club in Bangalore or Bengaluru. The Indian Gymkhana was established in 1932 in Cox Town of Bengaluru. Established by government employees in a 4.25-acre plot. The quaint building shown in the postcard does not exist anymore today. It has a completely new look much different from what it was once.
Read more- Indian Gymkhana Club, Bengaluru.
Bengaluru has its fair share of clubs this goes back to the British era days. Unlike other places, Bangalore situated on the Deccan Plateau had a cooler climate that suited the Britishers well, unlike other places on the plains. Not surprisingly there was a large presence of the British military and civil service officers and their families. And clubs were the best places to pass time in gossip, recreational games, or drinks.
Did you know- after 1857 Indian rebellion clubs became more significantly important for the British. And entry restricted mostly to Europeans only.
From the collection- Bowring Institute Bangalore – Old Postcard 1895., Calcutta Night Scene WW2 – Old Photo 1942., Dodabetta Point At Ooty or Ootacamund – Old Print 1880., c1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal On Paper Nude (#3)