The 77th Independence Day of India was observed on August 15, 2023, while the 77th will be observed on August 15, 2023. Additionally, the nation will commemorate Republic Day in 2023, which is quickly approaching. The entire nation celebrates freedom and is decked up in national colours, with flags flying from every street corner.
Have you ever imagined how it may have appeared in the 1930s and 1940s, though? Here, we’ll show you some old black-and-white photos that aren’t as well known.
Rare Pics from Historic Significance That Reflects India’s Struggle For Freedom
1. Sepoy Mutiny in 1857 resulted in a substantial modification to how the British would govern India.
In this shot from around 1915, Indian signallers from the 1st Regiment of Bombay Infantry are seen keeping watch from a cliff lookout position and reporting their sightings to the soldiers.
2. Mahatma Gandhi and his wife, briefly before his arrest for conspiracy, during a period of passive non-cooperation.
3. Image circa 1930. An Indian volunteer in front of a cartload of imported British cloth.
4. On March 12, 1930, Gandhiji begins the Dandi March.
5. Mohammad Ali Jinnah with Mahatma Gandhi at Jinnah’s home in the 1940s.
6. This image shows the First Day of the Constituent Assembly in India, in 1946.
7. Mahatma Gandhi and Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore are depicted here. Gandhi received the moniker “Mahatma” from Tagore.
8. Nehru with the MountbattensOn India’s first independence day on August 15, 1947.
9. The last known photo of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh before his execution.
10. Mahatma Gandhi was at Lord Mountbatten’s study at Rashtrapati Bhawan just before the country gained its independence in 1947.
11. The 1947-1948 Indo-Pak war was fought over Kashmir.
12. Jawaharlal Nehru hosts a news conference in New Delhi in the days leading up to independence in August 1947.
13. The instant when India awakened to freedom.
Pandit Nehru’s speech,
“Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.”
15. Salt Satyagraha mass protest.
14. In India, Jawaharlal Nehru speaks to a gathering from the balcony of his home.
16. Yusuf Meherally, the one who came up with the famous “Quit India” phrase.
17. Throughout the Satyagraha campaign, a human wall.
18. Women protesting as part of the Quit India movement
19. During the Salt Satyagraha, Sarojini Naidu and Mahatma Gandhi.
20. 15th August 1947, the day of Independence.
21. This 1928 poster criticises the Simon Commission, which London sent to examine the future of India, for having no Indian members.
22. Lakshmi Sahgal, a soldier in the Indian National Army.
23. Tara Rani Srivastava, a committed participant in the Quit India movement. While serving the nation, she lost her husband.
24. A letter written during the conflict to the Indian Soldiers.
25. “Bharat Chodo” slogan
26. People march in a protest against Simon.
27. Nehru and Gandhi talk about the Quit India movement..
28. Mohan Singh, an Indian military officer and participant in the Indian Independence Movement (1909–1989).
29. August 15, 1947, marked the first Independence Day celebration in Delhi.
30. On August 15, 1947, the Times of India’s front page depicted the newly independent India.
31. Gandhi and Nehru conversed at a meeting of the All India Congress Committee in Bombay.