Jan 31, 2011

Indian Snake Charmer - 1880's

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Jan 30, 2011

Jan 26, 2011

An Indian Lady in Sari and Ornaments - Goa

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Camel Carriage of Agra - 1880's

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Jan 25, 2011

Jan 24, 2011

Vintage Photograph of an Ekka (Horse Cart) - 1880's

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Hair Decorated with Flower of an Indian Lady

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A Servant from Agra - 1880's

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Jan 21, 2011

Life During Calcutta (Kolkata) Communal Riot - August 1946 (Part 2)

 British infantryman standing guard at Islamic bookshop in predominantly Hindu area after bloody rioting between Hindus and Muslims

 British tank in the street after bloody rioting

 Hindu children picking through the burned ruins of a rickshaw in the wake of the destruction caused by communal riots on Wellesly St. in the city

 Hindu children picking through the burned ruins of rickshaws in the wake of the destruction caused by Musliml riots in this predominately Muslim area, on Wellesly St. in the city

 Hindu man picking through the burned ruins of furniture in front of Hindu store in the wake of the destruction caused by Muslim riots in this predominately Muslim area, on Wellesly St. in the city

 Hindus walking past destroyed furniture in front of pillaged cabinet makers store in the wake of the destruction caused by Muslim riots in this predominately Muslim area, on Wellesly St. in the city

 Men covering their faces to deal with stench from decaying corpses lying in street after bloody rioting

 Men with masks over their nose & mouth to filter stench as they clean up corpses lying abandoned in alleyway after bloody rioting

Mohamed Ali, Bengal Minister of Health with worker surveying the Hindu mother & child who have taken refuge from the Muslim riots at the Lady Bradbourne College relief station furn by the Muslim League

 Muslims congregating & praying at Tipu Sultan Mosque on Dharmotal St. while taking refuge during time of communal riots in the city

Muslims congregating & praying at Tipu Sultan Mosque on Dharmotal St. while taking refuge during time of communal riots in the city

Jan 20, 2011

The Gardens - Lucknow 1860's

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Men in Botanical Garden - Ceylon (Sri Lanka) 1890's

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Jan 19, 2011

Old Man with a Sword - Udaipur Rajasthan 1935

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Jan 18, 2011

Life During Calcutta (Kolkata) Communal Riot - August 1946 (Part 1)

Direct Action Day (16 August 1946), also known as the Great Calcutta Killing, was a day of widespread riot and manslaughter in the city of Calcutta (now known as Kolkata) in the Bengal province of British India.

Skirmishes between the communities continued for almost a week. Finally, on 21 August, the Muslim Laegue govt was dismissed and Bengal was put under Viceroy's rule. 5 battalions British troops, supported by 4 battalions Indians and Gurkhas, were deployed in the city. Lord Wavell alleged that more British troops ought to have been called in earlier, and there is no indication that more British troops were not available.The rioting reduced on 22 August. More on Wikipedia

 Family waiting in railroad station trying to escape city after bloody rioting 

 Four Hindus w. their belongs in gunny sacks, waiting for train at Howrah railroad station as they hope to escape to the villages to avoid the Muslim riots which are destroying their business & homes

 Hindu children waiting to be fed of their 2 daily meals of rice as they take refuge from communal riots at relief station run by the Muslim League at Lady Bradbourne College

 Hindu woman w. her children eating one of their 2 daily meals of rice as they take refuge from communal riots at relief station run by the Muslim League at Lady Bradbourne College

 Hindu woman w. her children, eating one of their 2 daily meals of rice as they take refuge from communal riots at relief station run by the Muslim League at Lady Bradbourne College

 Hindu woman w. her children, eating one of their 2 daily meals of rice as they take refuge from communal riots at relief station run by the Muslim League at Lady Bradbourne College

 Hindu women & children eating one of their 2 daily meals of rice as they take refuge from communal riots at relief station run by the Muslim League at Lady Bradbourne College

 Hindu women & children eating one of their 2 daily meals of rice as they take refuge from communal riots at relief station run by the Muslim League at Lady Bradbourne College

 Hindu women & children eating one of their 2 daily meals of rice as they take refuge from communal riots at relief station run by the Muslim League at Lady Bradbourne College

 Hindu women & children eating one of their 2 daily meals of rice as they take refuge from communal riots at relief station run by the Muslim League at Lady Bradbourne College

 Man carrying another man as they wait in railroad station trying to escape city after bloody rioting

 People waiting in railroad station trying to escape city after bloody rioting

 People waiting in railroad station trying to escape city after bloody rioting

 People waiting in railroad station trying to escape city after bloody rioting 

 People waiting in railroad station with their cows as they try to escape city after bloody rioting

 Throng of Hindus crowding the ticket windows at Howrah railroad station as they hope to escape to the villages to avoid the Muslim riots which are destroying their business & homes

 Women & children waiting for food in ration line after bloody rioting 

Women in a rickshaw passing evacuees streaming across the Howrah Bridge on their way to the railway station in hopes of escaping the city after bloody rioting - Calcutta (Kolkata) August 1946

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Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White

Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi Tells in a BBC Interview Why India Was Supporting the Cause of Bangladesh - 1971

Photograph of a Raja in Western Dress

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Jan 16, 2011

Queen Elizabeth II during her tour of the Indian subcontinent in 1961

 From Left: Indira Gandhi (2), Vice President of India Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (4), Queen Elizabeth II (5), President of India Dr, Rajendra Prasad (6), Prince Philip Husband of Queen (7), Vijaya Laxmi Pandit (8), Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru (9)

 Crowd greeting Queen Elizabeth during her visit to India - March 1961

Gardens at presidential palace during the visit of Queen Elizabeth II in 1961

 Jawaharlal Nehru (R) walking with Queen Elizabeth II(2R) and Prince Philip(L) following behind with Indira Gandhi during state visit by British monarch - 1961

 Jawaharlal Nehru greeting Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip during their visti to India 1961

 Jawaharlal Nehru hosting Queen Elizabeth II during state visit by British monarch 1961

 Mrs. Vijaya Lakshmi Pandi and Indira Gandhi (L) at garden party for Queen Elizabeth II

 Queen Elizabeth II & Philip attending rally in their honor during their visit to India 

 Queen Elizabeth II & Philip attending rally in their honor during their visit to India

 Queen Elizabeth II at reception during state visit to India 1961

 Queen Elizabeth II during her sate visit to India

 Queen Elizabeth II during her tour of the Indian subcontinent - March 1961

 Queen Elizabeth II presented with a turbaned doll, a Girl Guide gift to her son Prince Andrew, during state visit - New Delhi 1961

 Queen Elizabeth II riding in carriage with Indian President Rajendra Prasad during her state visit 1961

 Queen Elizabeth II smiling upon her arrival in India in, the first British monarch to visit since George V in 1911

 Queen Elizabeth II with Pres. Rajendra Prasad during her state visit

 Visiting British monarch Queen Elizabeth II planting tree at Gandhi memorial - February 1961

 Queen Elizabeth II & Philip during their visit in India - 1961

Queen Elizabeth II riding on elephant, sitting beside maharaja in howdah, during state visit - Jaipur India 1961
From Left: Indira Gandhi (1), Vice President of India Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (2), Queen Elizabeth II (3), President of India Dr. Rajendra Prasad (4), ?(5), Vijaya Laxmi Pandit (6)

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