Friday, October 8, 2010

Indian Black And White Pictures !

If you are not new to my Blog you must have seen my Post Rare Pictures - Before Independence so, in the continuity of that post i have collected some more rare Pictures just before or after Independence which i am gonna post today here. This time around the pictures are particularly from northern India. Black and White Pictures fascinates me a lot , they give you an insight to the era that has gone. All the pictures i have got from Google Images ,time and place of all the pictures could not be confirmed. 

India Gate

If you have visited India Gate you could easily see the difference in terrain in this pic,you have lots of trees and greenery there now also one can see North Block and South Block in background.

Qutub Minar.1858
This is one of my fav place in Delhi, Qutub Minar still stands tall firmly, the area in and around Qutub Minar have lots of old unexplored places too.

Kashmere Gate,1895

All i know about Kashmere Gate is that we have ISBT(Inter State Bus Terminus) there, have someone seen the Gate there still ?

Jama Masjid
At present if you visit Jama Masjid and area around it you will fight to get a foothold. Sometime I wonder how its gonna be if we could go back to past and visit all the places that are very crowded today.

Connaught Place Aerial View Below

When i first saw this Pictures i could not understand how Connaught Place is so close to Rashtrapati Bhawan and Parliament House and that too both are in opposite direction[Connaught Place should be somewhere Behind Parliament House but instead its in front of this pic] then carefully studying this pic i came to know that this pic is combination of two pics the above one is of Rashtrapati Bhawan, North Block,South Block and Parliament house and the Below one is of Connaught place [when it was being constructed].

Mahatma Gandhi

Here you could see Mahatma Gandhi being Welcomed by Indian Army Personnel at Harijan Colony, Delhi,in 1946.

Jawahar Lal Nehru

Jawahar Lal Nehru addresse press just before Independence in Delhi in 1947 .

Mohd. Ali Jinnah , Allahabad

Mohd. Ali Jinnah sits on a Sofa over a truck in Allahabad during a Muslim league  Session in 1940s.

Bhakra Nangal Dam Site

Workers gather outside Bhakra Nangal Dam site to collect their wages from a Pay Van in 1950s.

Mahatma Gandhi and Mohd. Ali Jinnah

Mahatma Gandhi and Mohd. Ali Jinnah during a heated conversion[Very Famous Picture]


Wrestler Daula pin down British Clark at a wrestling match for a fundraiser in Lahore in 1930s.

Jawahar Lal Nehru,1947

Lord Mountbatten Swears Jawahar Lal Nehru as the first Prime Minister of India in Delhi in 1947.


Refugees travelling on train, Hindus and Sikhs to India and Muslims to Pakistan were easy targets for Killers while Refugees cross the Borders.

Red Fort

Jawahar Lal Nehru at Red Fort at Indian Independence Day.


Shocked people gather in Calcutta after hearing Mahatma Gandhi's Assassination news.

 Crowd at Mahatma Gandhis Funeral

Large No. of people gather in Delhi to pay their last tribute to Mahatma Gandhi , 1948.

Tell me how did you liked these pics ? Are you a fan of Black and White Pictures ? If you have some you could share them.
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  1. Priceless picks, thanks for sharing. India Gate looks so much better now. At least something was worse in the past :)

  2. Enjoyed this post as well, its good to see these pics and be transported to the bygone era...

  3. superb...remind our past

  4. These are lovely pictures and very nostalgic too

  5. These are lovely pictures..very nostalgic

  6. Dude, that your connaught place pic is giving wrong illusion. That pic is actually combined. atleast write somewhere.

    1. I would have liked if you had read closely, I had clearly written below the pic that it is combination of two pics, I am always up for criticism and would correct anything wrong in my Blog, thanks for the comment.


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