Independence day: India in 1947The saddest day in History of India, 15th August, 1947. One superpower split up for greed and power. Our forefathers made some mistakes and we are repeating them till date.
Happy Independence Day (Posted on 15th August 2008)
Some archives 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.
The dead - Punjab, 1947
Some people who felt bad about the killings, Veer Savarkar and his friends.
1971: Indira Gandhi reviews the troops, in the context of military and diplomatic preparations for the Bangladesh War.
Ghandhiji Addressing people
Two people who split a country of millions Mr. Jinah and Mr. Gandhi. Can two people decide the fate of millions? Bombay, September 1944
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. What did they actually come to see?
Newspaper carrying news of Gandhi Assassination.
The fate of our million is decided by a family of few.
I fought for my family,
I fought for my caste,
I fought for my religion,
and I fought for my rights.
In these fights I forgot, someone 61 years ago fought for ME and my freedom. I did not...
Happy Independence Day