10 Historical Pictures That Will Take You On An Emotional Journey Down The Memory Lane

Updated on 14 Jun, 2018 at 2:47 pm


A picture is worth a thousand words. Images are a way of capturing the inimitable moments of life. While some pictures are just fun to look at, the others carry a deep value.

The collection of these 10 pictures, that are from the different periods, will open up the doors of history for you. They will give you a different perspective about India that existed.


1. When art meets science


This image portrays the two world-famous personalities from the world apart. This remarkable meeting of minds between Nobel laureates Albert Einstein and Rabindranath Tagore took place in 1930.

2. Sage of orient meets the lady of courage

Inspirational American lady Helen Keller overcame her blindness to become an author and political activist. Around 1930, this lady met Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore.

3. The last journey

Bal Gangadhar Tilak often referred as Lokmanya Tilak was one of the prominent leaders of Indian Independence movement. After his demise, he was cremated in sitting position. This is a gesture shown for the saints.

4. Gandhi before becoming Mahatma

The young Civil rights activist Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi sailed for South Africa in 1893 where he fought against injustice and class division. This image is a glimpse of the journey of his youth.

5. The lady who flew

Sarla Thakral earned an aviation pilot license in 1936. At the young age of 21, she became the first Indian female to fly a plane.

6. A last look

Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated by Nathuram Godse on 30th January 1948. Lakhs of people gathered around Rajghat to pay their respects before “Bapu” was cremated. This image captures a glimpse of that procession.

7. The Bandit Queen

A former bandit and later Member of Parliament is captured at a candid moment in this image. She was assassinated in 2001.

8. Great scientist explaining his theory

Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman or CV Raman was an Indian physicist who won Nobel Prize for Physics in 1930. He discovered the phenomena known as Raman Effect. In this image, he is explaining it to the curious minds.

9. The freedom fighter met the dictator

In 1941, Subhash Chandra Bose met Adolf Hitler to form an alliance in order to overthrow their common enemy the Britishers. This is one of the few known images documenting the moment.

10. The pain of separation

It may seem like a simple division of books but this image carries the pain felt by lakhs of people during the partition of India. In 1947, British India was divided into the independent countries of India and Pakistan. The division left a deep mark that is prevalent even today.



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