Jun 30, 2014

View of the Bunderpunch Peak in Yamunotri - Himalayas 1860's

View of the Bunderpunch Peak in Yamunotri - Himalayas 1860's

Bunderpoonch peak was named after the legend that Hanuman, the Monkey God, after setting the city of Lanka on fire with his burning tail, extinguished the flame on his tail here, hence the name Bunderpunch (monkey tail). Yamunotri is the source of the Yamuna river which emerges from a frozen lake of ice and glaciers on the Kalinda Parvat at an altitude of 4421 meters.

Source: British Library
Photographer: Samuel Bourne

Jun 29, 2014

Gomukh, Origin of Bhagirathi River and Terminus of Gangotri Glacier In Himalayas - 1860's

Gomukh, Origin of Bhagirathi River and Terminus of Gangotri Glacier In Himalayas - 1860's

Gomukh, the terminus or snout of the Gangotri Glacier, from where Bhagirathi River originates, is one of the primary sources of the Ganges River. The place is situated at a height of 13,200 ft. It is one of the largest in the Himalayas with an estimated volume of over 27 cubic kilometers.
Know more about Gomukh in Wikipedia

Source: British Library
Photographer: Samuel Bourne

Jun 28, 2014

Gangotri Glacier and the Snowy Himalayan Peaks (Gangotri Group) - 1860's

Gangotri Glacier and the Snowy Himalayan Mountains - 1865

Gangotri Glacier is located in Uttarkashi District, Uttarakhand, India in a region bordering China. This glacier, one of the primary sources of the Ganges, is one of the largest in the Himalayas with an estimated volume of over 27 cubic kilometers. The glacier is about 30 kilometres (19 miles) long and 2 to 4 km (1 to 2 mi) wide. Around the glacier are the peaks of the Gangotri Group.
Know more about Gangotri Glacier in Wikipedia

Source: British Library
Photographer: Samuel Bourne

Jun 24, 2014

Kalighat Temple - Kolkata (Calcutta) 1932

Kalighat Temple - Kolkata (Calcutta) 1932

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Jun 22, 2014

Victoria Memorial - Calcutta (Kolkata) 1932

Victoria Memorial - Calcutta (Kolkata) 1932

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Laundry Day Along the Yamuna River - Agra 1932

Laundry Day Along the Yamuna River - Agra 1932

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Clock Tower in Colombo, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) - c1890's

Clock Tower in Colombo, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) - c1890's

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Jun 15, 2014

Two Indian Musicians - Vintage Undated Photograph

Two Indian Musicians - Vintage Undated Photograph

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Group of Wrestlers - Vintage Undated Photograph

Group of Wrestlers - Vintage Undated Photograph

Group of Wrestlers - Vintage Undated Photograph

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Jun 11, 2014

Kabul Airport - November 1979


Photographer and Contributor: David Hopkins ([email protected])

Almora KMOU (Kumaun Motor Owners Union) Bus Stand - October 1978


Photographer and Contributor: David Hopkins ([email protected])

Ceylon (Sri Lanka) Girl with Long Hair - c1880's


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Jun 7, 2014

The Feathered Life of Rajasthan - Documentary by Films Division 1981



The documentary explores the Ghana bird sanctuary, the Ranthambhor game sanctuary and the desert regions of Bikaner and Jaisalmer in Rajasthan where a variety of birds from various parts of the world and India come. The lordly Siberian cranes fly in from Siberia after breaking their journey at Kabul. Out of the around two thousand surviving members of the species, one section spends the winter in China while another camp with their young ones for five long months at Bharatpur. Other birds in these areas include the Black Necked Stork, the Pintail, the Adjutant Stork, the Old World Spoonbill, the Egret, the White Ibis, the Darter, the Little Dabchik, the Cormorant and the Pheasant.

Director: Tejbir Singh

Agony Of Partition : A Challenge to the Nation - Documentary on Partition of India in 1947 by Films Division India

Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru Visits Sikkim, Tibet and Bhutan in 1958 - Films Division Documentary

The mountain girl Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan with its Simple picturesque people is the subject of this documentary. starting with the opening of the Gangtok-Nathulla Road, the documentary revolves round the historic visit of Prime Minister Nehru to Bhutan and the warm welcome extended to him by the Maharajah,the royal family and the people of Bhutan.

Part 1


Part 2


Part 3

"Shantiniketan - The Abode of Peace" - Documentary by Films Division India 1949



This Documentary gives the viewer impressions of Shantiniketan, an institute for the arts established by the poet and artist Rabindranath Tagore in 1901 at Bolpur (Currently in West Bengal), not far from Calcutta (Kolkata). The school gradually came to be known as Vishva Bharati.

Producer : Mohan Bhavnani
Director: A.P.Sinha , K.N.Samarth

Jun 5, 2014

Various Views of Afghanistan - 1969-70

 Bamiyan Valley - Afghanistan. April 1970

 Bus crew on road north of Herat - October 1969

 Kandahar - May 1970 

 Kandahar - May 1970

 Looking out from the head of the Buddha in Bamiyan

 Looking out over Herat to historic minarets - May 1970

Member of wining Bozkashi team - Bamiyan April 1970

 On shores of Band-i-Amir, May 1970

 On the main road north of Herat October 1969

 Statue of Buddha in Bamiyan - May 1970

 Stuck in the mud on the way to Band-i-Amir

 Tongas in Kandahar - May 1970

Winning bozkashi team in Bamiyan - May 1970

At Afghan customs post close to Iranian border

Bamiyan Valley - April 1970

Break on way from Kabul to Kandahar

On the way from Kabul to Bamiyan

Preparing to leave Herat for the Iran border - May 1970

Sarai on way from Bamiyan to Band-i-Amir

Photographer and Contributor: David Hopkins ([email protected])

Jun 1, 2014

Various Views of Nepal - February-March 1970

A few kilometers outside Pokhra en route for Jomsom 

Boudhanath Stupa Kathmandu - February 1970

Durbar Square Kathmandu - February 1970

Fellow travellers taking a rest at Ghorepani Pass - February 1970

Kathmandu - March 1970. Waiting for the bus to India.

Pashupatinath Mandir - Kathmandu February 1970

Photographer and Contributor: David Hopkins ([email protected])

Qutb Minar - Delhi c.1880's

Qutb Minar - Delhi c.1880's


Qutb Minar - Delhi c.1880's

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