The Comong of Motor Cars to India: By Eduljee 


The Coming of Motor Cars to India – 2The Zoroastrian Connection

Curved Dash Oldsmobiles
Around the year 1901, three Curved Dash Oldsmobile models were imported into India. They were all sold to Parsees: Jamshedji Tata, Rustam Cama (likely Madame Cama’s estranged husband) and Kavasji Wadia of Bombay Garage. [Compare the US$ 650/Rs. 5,000 car price to the Rs. 200 annual wage of an Indian (Gautam Sen in ‘Million Cars for Billion People’).]
Image: Attorney Rustam Cama (the estranged husband of political revolutionary Madame Bhikhaiji Cama and son of the famed Kharshedji Rustomji Cama, patron of the K. R. Cama Institute of Oriental Studies) reviewing the Oldsmobile with his family – 1901.

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