20 Rare Pictures From Indian History That You’ll Love To See

1:23 pm 26 Oct, 2017


Replete with a rich cultural heritage capturing a turbulent past, Indian History is indeed extremely fascinating and interesting. India’s long struggle for independence being one of the most important phases in the nations evolution, there were many famous personalities who have helped shape the political history that we have inherited and spend a considerable amount of time in studying and analysing the period.

Diving into its pages, we present here some extremely rare and interesting photographs of famous people, monuments, places or events that illustrates and bring alive a historical connects to our past.

So, do go through these photographs and let us know if you have seen them before –

1. Any guesses who this beautiful princess is? Well, she is Rani Laxmibai, the famous Jhansi ki Rani

This extremely rare photograph was captured by famous German photographer Hoffman more than 160 years ago source

2. A rare glimpse of the Rashtrapati Bhawan along with the Indian Parliament.

A glimpse of New Delhi as it was decades ago! source

3. Famous personalities from two different field sharing a candid moment.

A rare image of Mahatma Gandhi and famous actor Charlie Chaplin source

4. This is adorable, isn’t it?

Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi with daughter-in-law Sonia Gandhi and grand-children Rahul and Priyanka source

5. A rare image of Swami Vivekananda along with other monks and dignitaries

6. A diptych of rare images of Chandrasekhar Azad

A person who refused to give in to the British source

7. A photograph from a time when Indira Gandhi used to assist his father, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru

The famous father-daughter duo Stripes

8. A photograph that portrays the ruthless regime of British Empire in India

An image of public hanging during the British rule source

9. A rare image of great leader Subhas Chandra Bose

This was the last time Netaji was imprisoned by the British source

10. Can you make a guess who is he?

A rare image of Bhagat Singh source

11. Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi with her two sons

Indira Gandhi with Sanjay and Rajiv Gandhi source

12. Mahatma Gandhi and Lord Mountbatten caught sharing a laugh

Lord Mountbatten was the last viceroy of India source


13. Two Nobel Laureates and great minds of their times

Albert Einstein with Rabindranath Tagore source

14. A rarest of rare image of Mahatma Gandhi and Netaji sharing a laugh. Also seen in the picture is Sardar Vallabhai Patel

Three great leaders together source

15. Nathuram Godse seen holding a revolver in front of Mahatma Gandhi

Godse was the person who assassinated Gandhi source

16. Subhas Chandra Bose shaking hands with the infamous Nazi leader Adolf Hitler

17. The entire Gandhi family – well, somewhat!

L-R – Sonia Gandhi, Sanjay Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi and Indira Gandhi source


18. A handwritten letter by Subhas Chandra Bose

A truly rare photograph source


19. The smiling Mahatma Gandhi

Undoubtedly one of his most famous photographs source

20. A rare image of Indian Independence Day

August 15, 1947 source



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