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Celebrating India's Independence Day - photo essay

To celebrate World Heritage Day, we're celebrating some of the worlds top monuments and sites of cultural and architectural significance. The Taj Mahal, India is up there with the best. Have you visited it yet?

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Why the Indian soldiers of WW1 were forgotten

During a march past of Indian troops, a woman pins flowers on to the tunic of one of the soldiers.

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India In The 19th Century. Afghan Sikh Officers of Hodson's Horse, a cavalry regiment of the British Indian Army, during the Indian Rebellion, 1858. (Photo by Felice Beato/Getty Images)

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60 years of independence in India

1947: Lord Mountbatten, the last viceroy of India, and Gandhi discuss the transfer from British to Indian rule Corbis

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INDEPENDENCE INDIA AUGUST 1947 (GOV 1929) Watched by Lady Mountbatten, Jawaharlal Nehru is sworn in as India's first Prime Minister by the outgoing Viceroy, Lord Mountbatten.

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Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last Mughal Emperor, in 1858 after his trial for his role in the 1857 Indian Rebellion against the British. He was exiled to Burma. At this point in history the title of Mughal Emperor was mostly symbolic. His political power didn't extend beyond the city of Delhi.

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India got freedom from the Britishers on August 15, 1947 at the strike of the midnight. The independence day is celebrated with a lot love ...

The Indian Frida Kahlo

Three Girls by Amrita Sher Gil 1935. Always loved the way her Indian women often have this apathetic, redundant positioning to their hands. Well observed.

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Photos of Rajasthan, India

India is celebrating 70 years of independence in 2017, so it's a good year to visit.

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LOT SOLD. 7,500 GBP DETAILS & CATALOGUING A prince with attendants, India, Deccan, circa 1670 gouache heightened with gold on paper, laid down on stout paper, borders outlined in colours and gold, margin with scrolling foliate motif in gold painting: 32.6 by 22.8cm. leaf: 37 by 26.9cm. CATALOGUE NOTE This Muslim nobleman, though unidentified, is representative of the new class of rulers who obtained a level of independence after the conquests of the Deccan by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb....

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Pakistan 1948 SG 23 Independence Fine Mint

Pakistan Stamps 1948 Independence Fine Mint SG Scott 23 Other Asian and British Commonwealth Stamps HERE!

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Finding a punkah-wallah, and other essential Raj tips: THE COMPLETE INDIAN HOUSEKEEPER AND COOK

British Raj: The life of a British Army officer during the early days of British Rule in India.

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Mahatma Gandhi, not only lead India to its eventual independence, but is widely thought to be one of the most influential individuals in the history of the world. His beliefs in non-violent protest have paved the way for many movements long after the independence of India.

The 'Mutiny' or 'First War of Independence' had no more poignant location for the British than the site of 'The Residency' in Lucknow. Built in 1800 for the British Resident by the local Nawab, it was where some 1,300 British residents of Lucknow remained under siege, during the uprising of Indian troops against their British officers in 1857.

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