This was sent to me in an email. The history is captured so succinctly yet nothing seems lost. I had to share it!


Aug. 15, 1947: Mountbatten swears Nehru in as Prime Minister of India

Nehru swears in PM of India


Train to Pakistan

Trains packed with refugees – Hindus and Sikhs headed for India and Muslims headed for Pakistan. They 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.

The dead – Punjab , 1947

Dead in PUnjab

1971: Indira Gandhi reviews the troops, in the context of militaryand diplomatic preparations for the Bangladesh War.

Ghandhiji Addressing people

Nehru and Gandhi at AICC meeting, July 1946

Mountbatten arrives at Delhi airport; received by Nehru and Liaquat Ali. March 25, 1947

1948: The news of Gandhi’s assassination hits the streets. A stunned crowd gathers in Calcutta .

1948: Crowds in New Delhi wait for a glimpse of Gandhi’s funeral procession.

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.

This is our 62nd Independence Day!

Freedom is not a Right but a Feeling!
Let’s be proud to feel the Freedom!
Let’s say loud we are INDIANS!!!

Let all of us get to-gather &
Let’s Celebrate Our Freedom!

It is our duty to preserve this Freedom!

We did,
We do,
We will do!!!

Vande Mataram!
Jai Hind

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Himangshu Chopra · August 15, 2008 at 3:40 pm

Great post, never seen before pics. Thank you so much.

Heena Modi · September 2, 2008 at 7:43 pm

No probs at all
Sorry for my delay in replying

Heena 🙂

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