Rare Pictures from Indian History that’ll Leave You Wonderstruck!

India has changed tremendously over the last 100 years. A collection of assorted photographs from the past capture the essence of life in India in the olden days. This nostalgic journey is sure to get you digging through our country’s rich history and heritage.

Reading room in Times of India office in Mumbai, November 1898

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Press room in Times of India office in Mumbai, November 1898

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The first Indian woman to become a pilot – 21-years-old Sarala Thakral

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A poster declaring the death sentence judgement of Sardar Bhagat Singh and his companions, 1930

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Arrival of British Monarch Queen Elizabeth II, 1961

From Left: Indira Gandhi, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Queen Elizabeth II, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Prince Philip, Vijaya Laxmi Pandit and Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

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Air India flight attendant showing flight report to Sikh passenger during trip from Delhi to Bombay.

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Asi Ghat, Benares, 1905

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The Lion Gateway (Singha Dwara) of the Jagannatha Temple, Puri, 1870

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Taj Mahal Hotel in Bombay (Mumbai), 1909

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A rare photo of Subhash Chandra Bose with his parents

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Rare interior view of an office in Madras

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Ooty, Tamil Nadu 1880

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The gorgeous Madhubala photographed by James Burke for Life Magazine, 1951

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King George V Hunting in Nepal in 1911

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A view of the Jagannatha Temple, Puri 1892

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Flora Fountain in Bombay, 1880

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Fishing boats on the Hooghly River, Kolkata

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Che Guevara visiting a factory at the Okhla Industrial Estate, 1959

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Bombay Municipality and Victoria Terminus Railway Station, 1909

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Mumbai, 1950

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Bengali sweet seller on the Maidan, Kolkata

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View from Colaba Reclamation – Mumbai, 1905

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