Jan 20, 2012

Mahatma Gandhi at the Railway station in the early 1940s

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The Sikh parade at the Gateway to India on the occasion of the departure of British Troops from India - 28 February 1948

Source: www.iwm.org.uk (Imperial War Museums London)

Mahatma Gandhi with Lord Pethwick Lawrence, British Secretary of State for India - 18 April 1946




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Nationalist Indian Muslim leaders after their meeting with the British Cabinet Mission on 16 April 1946

(l to r) Khawaja Abdul Majil (President of the All-India Muslim Majlis), Mr Zahiruddin (President of the All-India Momin Conference) and Mr Hisamuddin (President of the All-India Ahrars)

Source: www.iwm.org.uk (Imperial War Museums London)

Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru with his grandsons Rajiv and Sanjay Gandhi - 1950

Photographer: Homai Vyarawalla
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Jan 14, 2012

A herd of sheep and goats moves through central Chittranjan Avenue - Calcutta (Kolkata) 1966

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A View of Bombay's Slums - 1973

Photographer: James Sterba
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Jan 8, 2012

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel , Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi - New Delhi November 1947


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Lord Mountbatten swears in Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru as the first Prime Minister of free India at the ceremony held at 8.30 AM on August 15, 1947

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Indian Independence Day Celebration in Delhi - 15 August 1947

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Lord Mountbatten addressing the Independence Day session of the Constituent Assembly of India - August 15, 1947

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Indian National Flag hosted in Chadni Chauwk in New Delhi on Independence Day in 1947

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Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Mrs. Indira Gandhi, Shri K.C. Reddy, Shri Gulzari Lal Nanda, Sardar Swaran Singh and others bidding farewell to the Soviet Leaders at Palam Airport, New Delhi - December 1955

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Workers Manufacturing National Flags of India - December 1955

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Madame Soong Ching-ling of China with Chief Minister of West Bengal Bidhan Chandra Roy - Calcutta (Kolkata) December 1955


Smt. Lakshmi Menon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of External Affairs, is also seen in the picture with Madame Soong Ching-ling and Bidhan Chandra Roy.

Source: photodivision.gov.in

Chief Minister of West Bengal Bidhan Chandra Roy with Prime Minister of Finland V. J. Sukselainen at Dum Dum Airport - February 1960

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Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and Chief Minister of West Bengal Siddhartha Shankar Ray at a Music concert - 1973




Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and Chief Minister of West Bengal Siddhartha Shankar Ray at a Music concert presented by the Calcutta Youth choir at Teen Murti House (Nehru Memorial Museum) on the occasion of the 9th death anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru, on May 27, 1973. The little boy with Mrs Gandhi probably Rahul Gandhi who was 3 years old then.

Source:  photodivision.gov.in

Views of Calcutta Port - April 1960


Iron Ore being loaded into ships

Tea being loaded into ships



Iron Ore being loaded into ships

Iron Ore being loaded into ships





Source: photodivision.gov.in

Exterior view of the building of the National Library - Calcutta (Kolkata) December 1958

Source: photodivision.gov.in

A trainee form the Rural Health Centre for Reorientation Training (Singur near Calcutta) discussing Sanitation problems with a villager in West Bengal - May 6 1957

Source: photodivision.gov.in

Jan 7, 2012

Portrait of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar - Indian Freedom Fighter and Inventor of Hindutva

Vināyak Dāmodar Sāvarkar (May 28, 1883 – February 26, 1966) was an Indian freedom fighter, revolutionary and politician. He was the proponent of liberty as the ultimate ideal. Savarkar was a poet, writer and playwright. He launched a movement for religious reform advocating dismantling the system of caste in Hindu culture, and reconversion of the converted Hindus back to Hindu religion. Savarkar created the term Hindutva, and emphasized its distinctiveness from Hinduism which he associated with social and political disunity. Savarkar’s Hindutva sought to create an inclusive collective identity.
Know more about him in Wikipedia

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A Sikh Soldier of the Azad Hind Fauj at a function in Berlin - 1944

Source: columbia.edu

Most Popular Old Indian Photos of 2011

  1. Hindi Movie Actress Madhubala in Her Room - Photographed by James Burke in 1951
  2. Hyderabad 1880s
  3. Hyderabad Vintage Photographs Collection - Date Unknown
  4. Nizam's procession in Old Hyderabad, taken in 1880s
  5. Madhubala Glamour Photoshoot by Life Magazine Photographer James Burke - 1951
  6. Various Rabindranath Tagore Photographs
  7. India in Second World War - Part 1
  8. Colour Photo of Rabindranath Tagore from Albert Kahn Collection
  9. Delhi Durbar of 1911
  10. Old Howrah Bridge, Calcutta, c 1920s
  11. Bengal famine of 1943 Part - 1
  12. Hindi Movie Glamour Queen Madhubala in Different Moods - Photograhed by James Burke in 1951
  13. Delhi Durbar of 1903
  14. Indian Village Life - 1962
  15. Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa
  16. Sensuous Photographs of Hindi Movie Star Begum Para by Life Magazine Photographer James Burke - 1951
  17. Mumbai (Bombay) - 1950
  18. Bengal famine of 1943 Part - 2
  19. Queen Elizabeth II during her tour of the Indian subcontinent in 1961
  20. Calcutta Communal Riot or Great Calcutta Killings - August 1946
  21. Vintage Photograph of Char Minar - Hyderabad 1880's
  22. Hindu Women Bathing in the Yamuna river before worship at the Birla Temple - Delhi 1946
  23. Jagannath Temple - Puri Orissa Part - I
  24. Indian Nautch (Dancing) Girls - Various
  25. Portrait of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel - 1946
  26. Calcutta [Kolkata] river view, with sailing ships - 1880s
  27. Various Photographs of Subhas Chandra Bose - 1940
  28. Girls Auditioning (Screen Test) for Hindi Movie - Kardar Productions 1951
  29. Hindi Movie Actress Madhubala in White Sari - Photo shoot by James Burke in 1951
  30. Calcutta ( Kolkata ) 1945: An American Military Photograph Album - Part 1

Jan 6, 2012

Allan Octavian Hume - One of the founders of the Indian National Congress

Source: Wikipedia

Allan Octavian Hume (6 June 1829 - 31 July 1912) was a civil servant, political reformer and amateur ornithologist in British India. He was one of the founders of the Indian National Congress, a political party that was later to lead the Indian independence movement. A notable ornithologist, Hume has been called "the Father of Indian Ornithology" and, by those who found him dogmatic, "the Pope of Indian ornithology."



Hornby Road (Dadabhai Naoroji Road) - Bombay (Mumbai) 1950

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Chor Bazar - Bombay (Mumbai)

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General Elections Campaingning Press Photograh - Bombay (Mumbai) 1967

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Women Carrying Oil Tins on their Heads - Bombay (Mumbai) 1966


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An Indian soldier leads away a Hindu rioter in a debris strewn street of Bombay (Mumbai) - 1946

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