Pictures of India under British Rule India Before Independence Photos

October 1, 2009

Here are some rare pictures of India before independence, from the British rule I think despite the fact the country was slave Britishers made sure there was decent progress in the country and corruption was no where.

Track Inspection Van (1895)
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Ambulance at Chennai 1940
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Bank of madras 1935
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Car Showroom Chennai 1913
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Andaman 1917
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Karachi 1917
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Multi complex Departmental Store 1883
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Ford 1917
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Hoogly( Calcutta) 1915
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Chennai Market (Kothaval Chawadi) 1939
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Lahore 1864
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Chennai Library 1913 (college studensama)
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Chennai Marina beech 1913
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Mumbai 1894
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VT Station Mumbai 1894
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Mylapore-chennai -1939
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Ooty 1905
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Power Plant 1917
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Karachi Theatre 1917
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Indian National Army personnel are all military grace as they welcome Gandhi at an event at the Harijan Colony, Delhi, in 1946.

Jawaharlal Nehru addresses the press in Delhi in 1947, shortly before Independence

Jinnah, sitting on a sofa like a modern potentate, surveys the scene from atop a truck at a procession in Allahabad in the 1940s, during a Muslim League session

Workers gather to collect their wages from a pay van as it was called, at the Bhakra Nangal project area in the 1950s

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Wrestling champ Daula pins down his English adversary Clark to the patent dismay of the referee, at a fundraiser for the Lahore Warplanes Fund, the Police Spitfire Fund and the Minto Park Fund, in Lahore in the late 1930s

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Sardar Patel and the Maharaja of Patiala confer during a meeting of the Phulkian Union, an umbrella body of princely states, in Patiala, shortly after Independence

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Mahatma Gandhi and Jinnah in a heated conversation. A well-known photograph recently attributed to Kulwant Roy.

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Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan and Jawaharlal Nehru walk to a Congress meeting while Sardar Patel is pulled alongside in a rickshaw. Roy’s access provided him with ample opportunities for informal photographs

Kulwant Roy (b. 1914, Lahore, then in India) was an Indian photographer. As the head of an agency named “Associated Press Photographs”, he was personally responsible for several iconic images of the Indian independence movement and the early years of the Republic of India.
Born in 1914, Kulwant Roy grew up in Lahore before joining the Royal Indian Air Force[2] where he specialised in aerial photography. After being discharged from the RIAF, he returned to Lahore, but moved to Delhi in 1940 where he set up a studio, which later expanded into a full=fledged agency, in the Mori Gate district of Old Delhi. For a few years previously, he had been following Mahatma Gandhi in his travels around India in a third-class train compartment; that experience permitted him to gain insider status that meant that he was permitted to record many crucial events of and major participants in the independence movement, including Jinnah, Nehru and Patel.

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Nehru with his grandson, Rajiv Gandhi, and his daughter, Indira Gandhi, in an undated photo from the Kulwant Roy Collection. (Aditya Arya Archives, Kulwant Roy Collection )

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5 Comments

  • By subrata mukherjee, July 24, 2011 @ 4:57 pm

    Totally whelmed seeing the photos of my country under British rule. It refreshes my eyes and gives inspiration for doing something to my country.

  • By Rahul, January 9, 2012 @ 4:35 pm

    These are some amazing photos of India under british rule

  • By Naina Sharma, April 16, 2013 @ 5:56 am

    Really amazing pictures and good to know about our history, we should be proud to have been born in such a great country.

  • By Ram, November 29, 2013 @ 11:44 am

    Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful resource. really amazing pictures.

    Ram.

  • By santosh, July 14, 2014 @ 2:50 pm

    I love mi country…I love my history..

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