India, from yesteryears. 20 amazing pictures.
“If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India.” - Romain Rolland
We love India and came across few beautiful pictures of India/ Indians from yesteryears. Pictures that made us proud, pictures that made us smile and pictures that left us speechless. Here are some of them:
1. Gandhi ji leaves the home of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, en route to the Viceroy’s Lodge in Delhi, 24th November 1939
2. Nathuram Vinayak Godse, bottom right, on trial for the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in the red fort, Old Delhi, 27th May 1948.
3. Delhi 1955, a beggar in Connaught Place, Delhi
4. Dara Singh with a Trophy
5. The Beatles In India 1968
6. Jesse Owens in India 1955
7.Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehur and his Daughter Indira in Moscow – 1956
8.Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Dimple Kapadia
9.Reita Faria in 1966. She was also the first Asian to win the title.
10.Amitabh Bachchan padded up for a charity match at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, India circa 1980
11.The daughter of an Indian Maharaj seated on a panther she shot. Early 1920s
12.Air India Receptionist in Sari – 1971
13.A group of British tennis players photographed in India about 100 years ago.
14.Gandhi Ji addressing people
15.Dharmendra, Hema Malini and Amitabh bachchan on the set of sholay
16.A hairdresser giving a ‘Hindustani haircut’ (pudding bowl), on Strand Road South, Kolkata
17.2nd April 1947, the Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten meets Prime Minister Pandit Nehru in the Moghul Gardens in New Delhi
18.Family Planning Contraceptive Hoarding – Delhi 1967
19.The picture dates back to the time when Amitabh Bachchan resumed work on the sets of Coolie after the life threatening accident and Amjad Khan had come to visit the actor on the sets
20.Tagore in his bed in a railway compartment at Howrah Station (Kolkata) on 22 November 1940
Not sure if this is from India, but the Air India sign left us wondering. This one is for the love of ‘The Doors’.
Images source @IndiaTasveer