45 Must-See Photographs That Bring Indian History Back To Life

5:00 pm 10 Apr, 2014

IndianHistoryPics (@IndiaHistorypic), a popular twitter handle has become a natural landing spot for folks who crave for all-time-powerful history pics on Internet. Here, we’ve plucked 45 compelling vintage photographs from their reservoir you won’t easily find elsewhere.

1. 1985 :: Rajiv Gandhi, Narsimha Rao ,V.P. Singh and Manmohan Singh in New Delhi

1969 :: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

2. 1969 :: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi with Prime Minister Indira Gandhi

1969 :: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

3. 1980: Protest outside the Supreme Court, New Delhi to demand the re-opening of the Mathura rape case

1980: Protest outside the Supreme Court

4. 1971 :: Indian Soldier supervises the unloading of Pakistani Soldiers captured during battle at Khulna

1971 :: Indian Soldier

5. 1981 :: 23 world leaders including Indira Gandhi gather on a beach for photograph at Cancun, Mexico

1981 ::  23 world leaders including Indira Gandhi  gather on a Beach for photograph at Cancun, Mexico (via Corbis)

6. 1977 Elections :: Socialist Leader Raj Narain addresses a public meeting in New Delhi

1977 Elections :: Socialist Leader Raj Narain

7. 1930 :: Mahatma Gandhi on The Dandi Salt March to protest against British Government

1930 :: Mahatma Gandhi on The Dandi Salt March

8. Dec 20, 1971 :: Pakistani Prisoners of War at Prison Camp in Bangladesh

Dec 20 ,1971 :: Pakistani Prisoners

9. 1980 :: BJP’s first all India convention at Bandra, Mumbai

1980 ::  BJP's first all India convention

10. 1980 :: BJP formed, New political Party BJP’s inaugural conference in Bombay. M.C. Chagla is the chief guest

1980 :: BJP formed

11. 1940s :: Mohammad Ali Jinnah and Mahatma Gandhi probably having a difference of opinion

1940s :: Mohammad Ali Jinnah and Mahatma Gandhi

12. 1946::Portrait of Mohammed Ali Jinnah, with pipe in mouth, dressed in Western style suit, in his palatial home

1946::Portrait of Mohammed Ali Jinnah, with pipe in mouth,dressed in Western style suit,in his palatial home (v.LIFE)

13. JRD with Ratan Tata

JRD  with Ratan Tata

14. 1959 :: Che Guevara records an interview with All India Radio, Delhi

1959 :: Che Guevara  records an interview with All India Radio , Delhi

15. 1971 :: Pakistani Soldiers lay down their weapons to Surrender in Bangladesh

1971 :: Pakistani Soldiers lay down their weapons to Surrender in  Bangladesh

16. Director Satyajit Ray shooting a Movie

Director Satyajit Ray shooting a Movie

17. 1946 :: Palatial home of Mohammed Ali Jinnah in Delhi, his sister at front entrance

1946 :: Palatial home of Mohammed Ali Jinnah in Delhi , his sister  at front entrance.

18. Indian Soldiers in World War

Indian Soldiers in World War

19. 1947 :: Lord Mountbatten meets Nehru, Jinnah and other Leaders to plan Partition of India

1947 ::  Lord Mountbatten meets  Nehru, Jinnah and other Leaders to plan Partition of India  (via Corbis/Bettmann )

20. 1960s :: Aerial view of the Indian Parliament with North and South Blocks

1960s :: Aerial view of the Indian Parliament with North and South Blocks

21. 1977 :: Election results of Lok Sabha Polls being displayed on scoreboard in Delhi

1977 :: Election Results of Lok Sabha Polls being Displayed on Scoreboard in Delhi

22. 1966 :: Shashtri and Ayub Khan signs Tahkent treaty. Also present is Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

1966 :: Shashtri and Ayub Khan Signs Tahkent treaty ,also present is Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

23. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto with Indira Gandhi

zulfi

24. 1940s :: Rawalpindi, Pakistan


1940s :: Rawalpindi , Pakistan

25. 1928 :: Maharajah of Patiala in London to attend Chamber of Indian Princes (via Getty Images)

1928  Maharajah of Patiala in London to attend  Chamber of Indian Princes   (via Getty Images)

26. 1947 :: Burmese Premier Mr. Thakin Nu with Mahatama Gandhi in New Delhi

1947 ::  Burmese Premier Mr. Thakin Nu with  Mahatama Gandhi in New Delhi

27. Mahatma Gandhi on Morning walk

Mahatma Gandhi on Morning walk

28. c.1857 :: Members of the British Horse cavalry regiment in India during the rebellion

c.1857 :: Members of the British Horse cavalry regiment in India during the rebellion  (Via Getty image)

29. 1970s :: Morarji Desai with Lal Krishna Advani

1970s :: Morarji Desai with Lal Krishna Advani

30. 1972 :: Chief of Army Staff Sam Manekshaw speaks to wounded jawans

1972 :: Chief of Army Staff Sam Manekshaw speaks to wounded jawans

31. 1971 :: General Manekshaw and Indira Gandhi

1971 :: General Manekshaw and PM  Indira Gandhi

32. General Manekshaw with Army jawans

General  Manekshaw with Army jawans

33. Subhas Chandra Bose, Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel

Subhas Chandra Bose, Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel

34. Rajiv & Sonia Gandhi

Rajiv & Sonia Gandhi

35. 1960s :: Dara Singh with Indira Gandhi , Rajiv and Amitabh Bachchan

1960s :: Dara Singh with Indira Gandhi , Rajiv and Amitabh Bachchan

36. Che Guevara gifts Jawaharlal Nehru a box of Cuban cigars

Che Guevara gifts Jawaharlal Nehru  a box of Cuban cigars

37. Prof Satish Dhawan and APJ Kalam of ISRO with Indira Gandhi

Prof Satish Dhawan and APJ  Kalam of ISRO with  PM Indira Gandhi

38. Cellular Jail, Andaman

Cellular Jail ,  Andaman

39. 1971 :: General Manekshaw with citizens of Bangladesh

1971 ::  General  Manekshaw with  citizens of Bangladesh

40. Lal Bahadur Shastri

Lal Bahadur Shastri

41. 1987 :: Rajiv Gandhi with LTTE chief Prabhakaran & LTTE ideologue Anton Balasingham

1987 :: Rajiv Gandhi with  LTTE  chief Prabhakaran & LTTE ideologue Anton Balasingham

42. 1947 :: Jawaharlal Nehru in Srinagar, Kashmir

1947 :: Jawaharlal Nehru in Srinagar ,Kashmir

43. Narayan Murthy during his Student Days

Narayan Murthy during  his Student Days

44. 1938 :: Mahatma Gandhi leaves Presidency Jail in Calcutta

1938 :: Mahatma Gandhi leaves Presidency Jail in Calcutta ( via Getty Images )

45. 1947 :: Nehru and Indira Gandhi with Russian painter Nicholas Konstantinovich Roerich

1947 :: Nehru and Indira Gandhi with Russian Painter Nicholas Konstantinovich Roerich

 46. Shadman Chowk in Lahore, the spot where Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev were hanged on March 23, 1931

Lahore jail

47. 1966 :: Mrs. Lalita Shastri  mourning deceased husband Lal Bahadur Shastri before funeral

shashtri-dead

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