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    The Gateway of India: construction or renovation?

    The Gateway of India is an arch-monument built in the early 20th century in the city of Mumbai, India. The Gateway's arch has a height of 26 metres (85 feet) with its central dome being 15 metres (49 feet) in diameter. The monument is built of yellow basalt and reinforced concrete. The stones...
  2. 1860s view of Calcutta

    1860s view of Calcutta

    1860s view of Calcutta. Government House, etc.
  3. Lord Hardinge's statue and the Ochterlony Monument in 1865 Calcutta

    Lord Hardinge's statue and the Ochterlony Monument in 1865 Calcutta

    Photograph of Lord Hardinge's statue and the Ochterlony Monument (Shaheed Minaar), from 'Views of Calcutta and Barrackpore' taken in the 1860s by Samuel Bourne. This view across Calcutta's Maidan shows J. H. Foley's equestrian statue of Lord Hardinge, Governor-General of India (1844-1848). In...
  4. Interior of the Secundra Bagh in 1857 India

    Interior of the Secundra Bagh in 1857 India

    Interior of the Secundra Bagh after the Slaughter of 2,000 Indian Mutiny Rebels by the 93rd Highlanders and 4th Punjab Regiment. First Attack of Sir Colin Campbell in November 1857, Lucknow.
  5. Melted Temples of India

    Melted Temples of India

    This video is about the rock cut, or concrete cast, Temples of India. We will explore the Masrur Temples, Ankgor wat, and the Mahishasuramardini Cave Temple, just to name a few.
  6. Giants of Kashmir

    Giants of Kashmir

    The Man in the middle is American Professor James Ricalton and the two "Giants of Kashmir". Taken in Delhi Durbar 1903. The brothers were soilders of the Maharaja of Kashmir. Their height? The taller one is 7 ft 9 inches and his brother is 7 ft 4 inches.
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    Old Indian Photos

    Historical Vintage Photographs of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Myanmar and Tibet. Visit website
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    1459: Fort Mehrangarh, Jodhpur and the Indus River

    A while ago, I happened to run into Sotheby's lot #362. At the time I was researching something about trains, and web browsing brought me to this 1902 train car, which I thought looked too advanced for its time. There was a massive fort on one of the photographs. Its appearance was enough to...
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    1400s Nagina Masjid aka Jewel Mosque and 3rd century BC Sanchi Stupa in India

    Entrance to the Nagina Masjid, Champaner. Central portion of facade and minarets, much overgrown. Image taken from Archaeological Survey of India Collections: India Office Series (volume 7: Western India). Originally published in c. 1869. Illustrated by Archaeological Survey of India. Source...
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    1887 Victoria Terminus Building, Mumbai

    Victoria Terminus aka Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Frederick W. Stevens designed this building for the Great Indian Peninsular Railway, to serve as its main train station in Bombay. The style combines the Venetian Gothic popular in England at the time with elements of Indian architecture, and is...
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    1857-9 Sepoy Mutiny in India: what happened here, and when?

    Quote: Indian Mutiny, also called Sepoy Mutiny, widespread but unsuccessful rebellion against British rule in India in 1857. Begun in Meerut by Indian troops (sepoys) in the service of the British East India Company, it spread to Delhi, Agra, Kanpur, and Lucknow. The rebellion posed a...