Posts Tagged ‘independence day’

India in 65 – 65th Independence Day

August 13th, 2011

I wish Happy Independence Day to all Indians!

 

 

We should Remember the old days of Indian Struggle for Our Independence.. just look at the way we struggled …..

 

(Photo by Hulton Archive)

Under the Government of India Act 1858, the Company was deprived of its involvement in ruling India, with its territory being transferred to the direct authority of the British government. circa 1880: The soldiers of the Indian army who constitute the Viceroy of India’s bodyguard.


(Photo by Bremner/Fox Photos)

The 1857 mutiny by Indian soldiers, then called ‘sepoys’, led to significant change in how India was to be controlled by the British. In this image from circa 1915, Indian signallers from the 1st Regiment of Bombay Infantry keep watch from a hillside lookout post and relay their sightings to the troops.

 

(Photo by Hulton Archive)

Followers of Mahatma Gandhi, in 1922, burned down a police station at Chauri Chaura which claimed the lives of 23 Police officers.

 

(Photo by Keystone)

Police charge demonstrators at the Esplanade Maidan in Bombay with lathis. The protest was organised by the National Congress Party.

 

(Photo by Topical Press Agency)

In this picture, Viscount Mountbatten (1900 – 1979), the new Viceroy of India and his wife Edwina (1901 – 1960) invite Mahatma Gandhi (1869 – 1948) to the Viceroy’s house in Delhi, 31st March 1947.

 

 

(Photo by Keystone)

The body of Indian nationalist leader Mahatma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi) lying in state at Birla House, New Delhi, before the funeral cortege leaves for the burning ghats on the banks of the River Jumna.

 

(Photo by Bert Hardy)

February 8, 1947: Indian statesman Jawaharlal Nehru (1889 – 1964) moves the resolution for an independent republic in a historic moment at the Constituent Assembly in New Delhi.

 

(Photo by William Stacey)

August 1947: Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru (1869 – 1964) making his speech on the midnight session of the Indian CA when the new self-governing dominion of India was formed. Chinese, American and Dutch diplomats are seated to the left.

 

 

 

The above photos are very precious.. Thanks for owners of the above photos …. Happy Independence Days…