Life in Indian cities: 19th thru early 20th century in Pictures

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    Street in Bombay 1860
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    Manikarnika Ghat on the River Ganges at Varanasi (Benares) in Uttar Pradesh-1865
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    LORD AND LADY CURZON ON HUNT 1903-COLONIAL ERA

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    Photograph of the Calcutta Docks taken in1888 -showing the double entrance from the half-tide basin to the dock

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    Photograph of the Calcutta Docks taken in1888 by an unknown photographer showing the double entrance from the half-tide basin to the dock. The Calcutta Port is the only major riverine port in India and constitutes the Calcutta Dock System. The entrance to the dock was to be through a tidal basin about 600 ft by 650 ft, and from the tidal basin to the river were two entrances, one 80 ft wide and the other 60 ft. The gates would open two hours before high-tide when the water in the river and tidal basin would be at the same level . The lock was used to let cargo boats in and out at all times of the tide.
     
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    DURBAR OF THE RAJAH OF TRAVANCORE c.1856-KERALA

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    The Elephants of Raja of Travancore, May 1841.

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    MAHARAJA OF TRVANCORE-date unknown
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    Calicut, the Coast of Malabar-KERALA 1813
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    Vasco da Gama delivers the letter of King Manuel I of Portugal to the Zamorin of Calicut1498-KERALA
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    Eden/Botanical Gardens calcutta-1944

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    One RUPEE COIN INDIA 1862 -COLONIAL ERA

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    Half RUPEE COIN INDIA 1862-COLONIAL ERA

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    HISTORIC INDIAN COINS

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    BRITISHINDIAN ONE RUPEE NOTE-1917

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    FRENCH INDIAN RUPEE 1938

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    PORTUGESE INDIAN ONE Rupee1924


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    HYDERBAD STATE OS RS. 100 ISSUE


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    AGRA RAIL STATION-1920

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    MAHATMAGANDHI AND JINNAHA IN A CONVERSATION-1939
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    MahatmaGandhi With CharlieChaplin 1931
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    he is Colonel His Highness Sri Patmanabha Dasa Vanchipala Moolam Thirunal Sir Rama Varma Kulasekhara Kiritapati Manney Sultan Maharajah Raja Ramaraja Bahadur Shamsher Jang, GCSI, GCIE, MRAS. he ruled from
    1885-1924 he established The Travancore Legislative Council under a Regulation in the year 1888, three years after he became the Maharajah succeeding his uncle Visakham Thirunal who died in 1885. This was the first Legislative Council for a Native state in the whole of India. In 1888 the Anchal System of post was improved and postage stamps of new values were introduced. His reign also saw major changes in the transport sector in Travancore. The first bus services of the native state were started in 1908 in two routes starting from Trivandrum. The first bus on the Trivandrum-Nagarcoil route was started by Arumana Narayanan Thampi, son of Visakham Thirunal, and the first bus on the Trivandrum-Kollam route was started by Joseph Augusti Kayalackakom, a textile merchant of Trivandrum. Ten years later in 1918, the first train reached Trivandrum as the Chenkotta-Quilon railway line was extended to Trivandrum.

    Several other reforms were also brought in by Moolam Thirunal Rama Varma in the fields of education, medicine, law and order, civil service etc. Sanitary Departments were opened and female education progressed. Changes were brought in the management of prisons and the Public Works department was reorganised. Life Insurance system was introduced by the Maharajah. For these, the British recognised him by granting him a personal salute of 21 guns in 1898.
     
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    Delhi Durbar of 1911


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    Delhi Durbar of 1911 held in December to commemorate the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary as Emperor and Empress of India. Practically every ruling prince, nobleman, landed gentry and other persons of note in India attended to pay obeisance to their sovereigns. The Sovereigns appeared in their Coronation robes, the King-Emperor wearing the Imperial Crown of India with eight arches, containing six thousand one hundred and seventy exquisitely cut diamonds, and covered with sapphires, emeralds and rubies, with a velvet and miniver cap all weighing 34.05 ounces (965 g). They then appeared at a darshan (a sight) at the jharoka (balcony window) of Red Fort, to receive half a million or more of the common people who had come to greet them.
     
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    KOLKATA-1970S

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    STREET CRICKET
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    DARJEELING HILL TRAIN -1930S

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    SIKH GUARD AT TAJ MAHAL
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    Woman presses animal dung to a stone wall
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    KASHMIR-The Hindu Temple of Taks-I-Suliman 1,000 feet above sea.Level and overlooking Srinaggar-1930s

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    MASS Migration during independence of India in 1947

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    Hawa mahal Jaipur- 1905[​IMG]

    Western Travellers and attendents -Jaipur
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    Shri Sir Nripendra Narayan, Maharaja of Cooch Behar (1862-1911),
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    Shri Sir Nripendra Narayan, Maharaja of Cooch Behar (1862-1911), who succeeded his father at the age of one, ruled over a state in West Bengal of 1,307 square miles with approximately half a million people.


    Suniti Devi, Maharani of Cooch Behar (1864-1932)
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    Suniti Devi, Maharani of Cooch Behar (1864-1932) was the daughter of Keshub Chandra Sen – one of the leading lights of a westernising and rationalising movement within Hinduism
     
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    Kanchipuram Temple, India-1900s

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    Jami Masjid at Delhi -1875
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    First general election in India (1952)

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    General election

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    1952: Towards Socialism
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