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Independence Day 2022 | Iconic images from the 1947's India

Aug 15, 2022
As India celebrates 75 years of her freedom this year, let us take a walk down memory lane and see pictures from India in 1947.
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru taking oath at the midnight of August 15, 1947.
Jawahar Lal Nehru's first address to the nation from Red Fort on August 15, 1947
21 August, 1947: Crowds at New Delhi watching a motorcade on Independence Day.
26 August, 1947: Mahatma Gandhi arriving through a surging crowd for a prayer meeting on the Calcutta Maidan, India. 100,000 Hindus and Muslims congregated to listen to Gandhi during the meeting in celebration of the Muslim festival Id-ul-Fitr.
1947: Crowds of refugees gathered in Delhi having fled the Punjab riots Credit
Sarojini Naidu (1879 - 1949, centre) gives her inaugural address at the World Religions Conference in New Delhi, India, March 1947. She was appointed leader of the Indian delegation to the Inter Asian Conference.
28 March, 1947: Lord Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900-1979), takes the salute from the Governor General's bodyguard at Viceroy House in New Delhi, as he takes up his position as Viceroy of India.
7 August, 1947: Muslim women boarding a train at New Delhi in India to travel to the newly independent Pakistan
16 September, 1947: Mahatma Gandhi, with Lord Listowel, Secretary of State for Burma, at Government House, New Delhi. Their meeting took place shortly after Gandhi's fast, taken in protest to violent disturbances in Calcutta.