India – the land of multiple ethnicity, diversity, traditions, beliefs and emotions. The Terra where many battles have been fought – some lost and many won.
We bring to you some of the rare images of India that you would have missed. Some of these images will make you swell with pride.
A man climbs up an electric pole to see the last rites of Gandhiji’s funeral
An Air India air hostess aiding a passenger on a Delhi-Bombay flight in 1946
Anna Hazare during his days in the Indian Army
APJ Abdul Kalam with his college friends
First Lady Pilot of India, Sarla Thakral when 21 years old
Indian ambulances lined up in Chennai in the 1940s
Indira Gandhi with Benazir Bhutto and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (her father)
Kumbh Mela in 1954
The great Lokmanya Tilak was cremated in the sitting legs crossed position (padmasana), a distinction given only to saints
Lord Mountbatten saluting Indian Flag
Father of the Nation MK Gandhi during his days in South Africa
Nehru and Indira Gandhi on the Moscow Subway in 1955
Rajiv Gandhi weds Sonia Gandhi
Tagore is greeted by Helen Keller
The last surviving picture of Bhagat Singh while he was jailed
The uniform of the Indian Army soldiers in 1850
This image of Tagore and Einstein brings geniuses from worlds apart together.