Saturday, May 30, 2009

Rare pics of India

The daughter of an Indian maharajah seated on a panther she shot, sometime during 1920s


A British man gets a pedicure from an Indian servant

The Grand Trunk Road, built by Sher Shah Suri, was the main trade route from Calcutta to Kabul

A group of Dancing or nautch girls began performing with their elaborate costumes and jewelry

A rare view of the President's palace and the Parliament building in New Delhi

Women gather at a party in Mumbai ( Bombay ) in 1910

A group from Vaishnava, a sect founded by a Hindu mystic. His followers are called Gosvami-maharajahs

An aerial view of Jama Masjid mosque in Delhi , built between 1650 and 1658.

The Imperial Airways 'Hanno' Hadley Page passenger airplane carries the England to India air mail, stopping in Sharjah to refuel.

Lord Macaulay's address to British Parliament

7 comments:

nsk 3:48 AM, May 31, 2009  

Very nice and
the last one.......it breaks my heart

చైతన్య 3:04 AM, June 01, 2009  

Good ones... like the first and the fourth ones most!

Anonymous,  8:58 AM, June 09, 2009  

Impressive collection. I was shocked looking at the last picture as to how Brits wanted to conquer us by taking the route of altering our education system. Just the other day, I was wondering about the lack of importance in our education system about our country and renowned concepts that we taught to other countries.

Set my mind thinking...

Sun

V G 10:52 AM, June 25, 2009  
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V G 10:54 AM, June 25, 2009  

Interesting pictures but the last one is a fake.

Here's the real speech made on Feb 2, 1835:

http://books.google.com/books?id=2KM2AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA319

It's a pretty good read.

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