Posted on February 27, 2011
Filed Under >Adil Najam, History, Society, Travel
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14 responses to “A Visual Treat: Karachi in the 1940s”

  1. Alf says:

    What a wonderful treat. Enjoyed this very much.

  2. fuzair says:

    Thank you for posting this clip, and Owais’s earlier clip about Karachi trams. I remember riding them occasionally with my mother and aunts in c.1970-71-72 when we’d be in Karachi for summer holidays. IIRC, there used to be one that would take us to Gandhi Gardens (Zoo). Karachi has changed so much–and for the much, much worse–since those days. My mother’s memories of pre-Partition Karachi are growing dimmer now but this brought some of her tales to life!

  3. Athar Saeed says:

    Video is very precious and rare. It has captured that how the life was in 1942. Unique experience!
    It must have passed from different sources and finally reached the internet. Finding that how this video actually came out of the video camera of movie maker and reached the global village (Internet) is another interesting thing to know.

  4. Azra says:

    Enjoyed this. Seems like the soldier was playing with his camera on a long trip. It could actually be that he was in both Karachi and then in Bombay. Certainly was in Egypt later. Great find.