Indian independence And Partition pictures | Images Of 1947
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Indian independence And Partition pictures | Images Of 1947

Indian Independence

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.

Indian Independence

Indian Independence

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)

Water For Journey

A Muslim League National Guard helps a muslim family fill their water containers before their train to Pakistan leaves Delhi station. Special trains are to take 600 Delhi muslims for relocation to Pakistan following the partition. Original Publication: Picture Post – pub. 1947 (Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images)

Old Delhi

Old Delhi

In September, 1947, Muslims gather as they as they seek protected transport to Pakistan (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

Hungary India

Hungary India

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)

Red Fort

Purana Qila

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)

Old Bazzar

Old Bazzar

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.

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Partition

Partition

 

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First Train To Pakistan

First Train To Pakistan

Images for 1947 partition

Rare pictures of Pakistan India 1947 partition where Muslim migrants were killed, raped and looted by Sikhs and Hindus.

Pakistan Remembering Partition

FILE – In this Sept. 19, 1947 file photo, Muslim refugees sit on the roof of an overcrowded coach railway train near New Delhi in trying to flee India. Millions of Muslims migrated from India to Pakistan. Partition marked a massive upheaval across the subcontinent. Hindus living for generations in what was to become Pakistan had to flee their homes overnight

 

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Old Delhi

Old Delhi

 

 

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People Leaving

People Leaving

 

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