Indian independence And Partition pictures | Images Of 1947
Indian independence came with a hefty price: a bloody partition in which a million people were killed, and many millions were displaced from their homes. These photographs capture the tumult of 1947.
Thousands gathered at Red Fort on the morning of August 16, 1947 to watch Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru hoist the tricolor above the fort’s Lahore Gate. The ceremony was held on August 16 because the new cabinet was sworn in on August 15. (The Nehru Memorial Library)
In September, 1947, Muslims gather as they as they seek protected transport to Pakistan (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)
A young boy sits on the walls of Purana Qila in New Delhi. The 16th century fortress turned into one of Delhi’s biggest refugee camps as the capital struggled with a refugee crisis amid spurts of communal rioting. (Photo by Margaret Bourke-White/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Muslim refugees entering the Purana Qila refugee camp in Delhi. What was initially a camp for government employees migrating to Pakistan, soon became a refuge for Muslims escaping communal violence in their neighborhoods. (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)
View of a refugee camp, 1947. (The Nehru Memorial Library)
Images Of Freedom-1947 | Indian Independence
These rare and vintage photos show people boarding special trains and their journey towards a new life in the newly independent nations.
Rare pictures of Pakistan India 1947 partition where Muslim migrants were killed, raped and looted by Sikhs and Hindus.
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