India: Rare Photos
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Nehru and Gandhi at AICC meeting, July 1946
Mountbatten arrives at Delhi airport; received by Nehru and Liaquat Ali. March 25, 1947
Aug. 15, 1947: Mountbatten swears Nehru in as Prime Minister of India
TRAIN TO PAKISTAN; India 1947. Trains packed with refugees - Hindus and Sikhs headed for India, and Muslims headed for Pakistan - were convenient targets for gangs of killers on both sides of the border. Inadequately protected 'Refugee Specials' were typically stopped, and the occupants butchered, several times in the course of the journey.
A Library being divided at the time of partition. Heart trembles to see this sight and it is tough to imagine the state of the nation at the moment when people needed to hold hands.
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