Saturday, May 9, 2009

Old photos from Indian history...

Old Photographs from Indian History




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

Old photos from Indian history...
A British man gets a pedicure from an Indian servant
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Old photos from Indian history...
The Grand Trunk Road , built by Sher Shah Suri, was the main trade route from Calcutta to Kabul
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Old photos from Indian history...
A group of Dancing or nautch girls began performing with their elaborate costumes and jewelry
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Old photos from Indian history...
A rare view of the President's palace and the Parliament building in New Delhi
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Old photos from Indian history...
Women gather at a party in Mumbai ( Bombay ) in 1910
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Old photos from Indian history...
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group from Vaishnava, a sect founded by a Hindu mystic. His followers are called Gosvami-maharajahs
Old photos from Indian history...
An aerial view of Jama Masjid mosque in Delhi , built between 1650 and 1658
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Old photos from Indian history...
The Imperial Airways 'Hanno' Hadley Page passenger airplane carries the England to India air mail, stopping in Sharjah to refuel
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Old photos from Indian history...




See what the India was at 1835......

Old photos from Indian history...

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2 comments:

Shailendra said...

Your description says "The Grand Trunk Road , built by Sher Shah Suri, was the main trade route from Calcutta to Kabul ." WRONG! Grand trunk Road was first created by Maurya Empire & was rebuilt by Pashtun emperor Sher Shah Suri.

HM Team said...

Hi Shailendra,

Thanks for pointing this out... here are some further pieces of information about GT Road's history:

The Mauryas had built a highway from Taxila to Pataliputra.

In the 16th century, a major road running across the Gangetic plain was built afresh by Sher Shah Suri. The Sadak-e-Azam ("great road") as it was then known, is universally recognized as having been the precursor of the Grand Trunk Road. It was soon extended westward to Multan and eastward to Sonargaon in Bengal (now in Bangladesh).

The Mughals, who succeeded the Suris, extended the road westwards: at one time, it extended to Kabul in Afghanistan, crossing the Khyber Pass. This road was later improved by the British rulers of colonial India. Renamed the "Grand Trunk Road", it was extended to run from Calcutta to Peshawar and thus to span a major portion of India.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Trunk_Road