Paper Jewels: Postcards from the Raj


“The publication of this unique collection of Indian postcards, painstakingly compiled and researched…constitutes a fascinating and evocative account of the social, cultural, economic and photographic environments in which they were produced.”—John Falconer, author and former Curator of Photographs, The British Library
“Omar Khan’s expansive and scrupulous presentation offers not only visual fascination and immense pleasure but also numerous insights into the cultural and political worlds within which these humble messengers moved.”—Christopher Pinney, Professor of Anthropology and Visual Culture, University College London
“The fruits of his labour of love, the author interweaves painstaking research with his charming personal history. Paper Jewels is a page-turner and will be a treasure to cherish.”—Partha Mitter, writer and historian of art and culture

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