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

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    RAM The southern Man Senior Member

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    MOHAN DAS KARAM CHAND GANDHI- TRANSFORMATION

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    Declaring State Of Emergency- 1975

    Beset by growing political disorder, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Nehru's daughter, declares emergency rule. Thousands are detained during India's flirtation with authoritarianism, but the experiment is short-lived: the Emergency is lifted in 1977 and subsequent elections sweep Gandhi and the Congress Party out of power.

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    Mrs. Gandhi with M.G. Ramachandran, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. In the post-emergency elections in 1977, only the Southern states returned Congress majorities.
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    A photo, dating back to early 70s. Mrs Gandhi is seen addressing members of the Delhi Reporters Guild on the lawns of the PM’s official residence on Race Course Rd., New Delhi.-photo here predates the Emergency
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    Amazing photos RAM. Takes one back to those times.....
     
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    INDIAN DIPLOMACY -TEHRAN ,IRAN 1950S

    King Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlevi and his Queen Soraiya Esfandiary WITH indian Diplomats and Indian community Tehran 1950s

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    courtesy pics drsubrotoroy
     
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    Lord and Lady Mountbatten, the last viceroy and vicereine of India -1948
    before leaving INDIA


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    1946-Members of India's Interim Government
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    Government officials outside the Council Room in the Vicerory's House, New Delhi, shortly before their swearing-in ceremony. (L to r) Mr. Sarat Chandra Bose; Mr. Jagjivan Ram; Dr. Rajendra Prasad; Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel; Mr. Asaf Ali; Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru; Mr syed Ali Zahee.
     
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    great thread.do update.also cover street images of nook & corners of the country(if available) :)
     
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    India Joins second world war-1940s


    Indian soldiers holding a Nazi flag which they had captured at Libyan Omar, December 1941
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    Two crew members of a Sherman tank of the Scinde Horse, part of the Indian 31st Armoured Division in Iraq, March 1944
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    An Indian infantry section of the 2nd Battalion, 7th Rajput Regiment about to go on patrol on the Arakan front, Burma 1943
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    Indan troops move ammunition in very muddy conditions whilst on the road to Tamu in Burma

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    The British commander and Indian crew of a Sherman tank of the 9th Royal Deccan Horse, 255th Indian Tank Brigade, encounter a newly liberated elephant on the road to Meiktila, Burma 1945

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    Historic images of Hyderabad.

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    Hussain Sagar. Today, that view point would be where NTR Gardens is located. There's no NTR Marg (outer road which connects Basheerbagh/Saifabad to Somajiguda). The area next to Hussein Sagar used to be filled with Dhobhi ghats, while the area surrounding the lake (particularly the Tank Bund main road) was where the rich and famous of Hyderabad used to have bungalows. Believe it or not - this area used to be considered the outskirts of Hyderabad, and Secunderabad was a neighbouring city. The hills at a distance are Malkajgiri and Maula Ali.
     
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    Mills in Hyderabad. This is today's lower Tank Bund area. Some of those mills still exist in ruin. Once again, this area was considered outskirts. This and the older picture is circa the '50s, I guess.

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    Secunderabad cantonment area. Today, it's the grounds next to Parade grounds, south of CAW (college of air warfare):

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    Unfortunately there's no datestamp, but it's ballpark 1940s-1950's.
     
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    Painting of Maula Ali (it's a Dargah on top of a hill, NE of Secunderabad:

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    Road leading to Charminar, it was filled with bazars. Back then Muslims and Hindus lived here in nearly equal proportions. Later with the expansion of the city, Hindus kind of spread out. Now this area is predominantly Muslim. Though that doesn't affect the social fabric in any way.

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    Even back then, city circles used to have fountains.
     
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    Palaces of Hyderabad (all look Colonial-era):

    Chaderghat Residency:
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    Chowmohalla Palace:
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    Basheerbagh Palace:
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    Bridge over Musi:

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    South Hyderabad where all the wealthy nobles of Nizam used to live.

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    This vaguely looks like Malakpet Race Course. Hyderabad State was filled with polo grounds, race courses, etc. (colonial era)

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    At the distance is the famous Falaknuma Palace:

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    Again, colonial era.
     
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    Looks like the banks of the River Musi. Back then it was clean enough to use for irrigation. Today it's a sewer.

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    Basheerbagh with Fateh Maidan (which went on to become today's Lal Bahadur Shastri sports complex), which is now surrounded by huge buildings:

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    CALCUTTA -1880

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