Tasveer Ghar: A Digital Archive of South Asian Popular Visual Culture
  
Consumption and identity: Imagining ‘Everyday Life’ Through Popular Visual Culture
Sandria B. Freitag

Clerk with register and telephone in hand, standing before boxes of goods, with another clerk and palm trees in the background.  The telephone appears to have been introduced into India in the early 1880s, after Government of India approval of an application made by an English company.  Exchanges were opened in what were then known as Calcutta, Bombay and Madras. Label, circa late 19th century?

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