21 rare Indian photos to see

These amazing pictures of India will show you how India was before Independence, far before you were even born. The good ol’ days, really.

1. This image of Tagore and Einstein brings geniuses from worlds apart together.

Tagore and Einstein

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2. A man climbs up an electric pole to see the last rites of Gandhiji’s funeral.

Gandhiji funeral

3. Indira Gandhi with Benazir Bhutto and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (her father).

Gandhi and Bhutto

4. Rajiv Gandhi weds Sonia Gandhi.

Rajiv Sonia wedding

5. Tagore is greeted by Helen Keller.

Tagore and Keller

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6. The last surviving picture of Bhagat Singh while he was jailed.

bhagat singh

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7. The Beatles during their time at Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram at Rishikesh in India

Beatles in India

8. Lokmanya Tilak was cremated in the sitting legs crossed position (padmasana), a distinction given only to saints.

Tilak

9. The Times of India building at Elphinstone Circle in 1898.

TOI building

Rare Indian Photo

10. The uniform of the Indian Army soldiers in 1850.

Indian soldiers

11. A spice food stall in Lahore, then still a part of India, in 1946.

Lahore stall

Old Indian Photos

12. Kapil Dev and Sunil Gavaskar with the trophy after winning the 1983 Cricket World Cup. Wonder what Gavaskar is checking for inside the cup!

Kapil Dev and Sunil Gavaskar

Old Indian Photos

13. Indian ambulances lined up in Chennai in the 1940s

Ambulance

14. An Air India airhostess aiding a passenger on a Delhi-Bombay flight in 1946.

Airhostess

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15. Kumbh Mela in 1954.

Kumbh Mela

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16. Nehru and Indira Gandhi on the Moscow Subway in 1955.

Nehru and Indira

17. Mahatma Gandhi during his time in South Africa in 1900.

Gandhi

18. Lord Mountbatten salutes the Indian National Flag.

Lord Mountbatten

19. The first Indian lady pilot, Sarla Thakral, at 21 years of age.

Sarla Thakral

20. APJ Abdul Kalam with his college friends.

Kalam

21. Anna Hazare during his days in the Indian Army.

Anna Hazare


About Naufal Khan

Publisher & editor of Indian Spice.

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