Old Photo's of India (before Independent)

Hi Every body ,i collected some rare photo's and plan to share with you .

No one knows how India look before independence.

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balaji153 8 years ago from Chennai,India Author

Thank you. for your comment !

where are you from?


swati singh 8 years ago

HI, BALAJI

YOU HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB.

PHOTOS ARE REALLY VERY NICE


hallewl 8 years ago

Hi Balaji,

good work.


Akhilesh 8 years ago

Cool work. really appreciate your efforts.


G. Ravi 8 years ago

Excellent, awesome! If you wrote any captions of place / year (if available) might have been extra ordinary.. thank you so mucu!


VENKATESH 8 years ago

THANK U ! U HAVE DONE GOOD JOB, WE ARE PROUD TO BE AN INDIAN , PLESE SALUTE 2 OUR FREEDOM FLIGTERS AND INDIAN ARMY JAI HINDH


Vikas 8 years ago

Good job.


Yogesh  8 years ago

Photos r really Great ! but , It should have been with Description about every photo .


girish 8 years ago

good job u have done


DR.SUNIL PATIL 8 years ago

Very Good Balaji. Can u inform the dates AND LOCATIONS


Debasis 8 years ago

Beautiful. Realy Beautiful


Debaditya 8 years ago

Really Very Good Job. Excellent.


Chandana, 8 years ago

Hi Balaji,

It's really very good. You have done a very good job. We are proud that to be an Indian.(If You mentioned place & Year) It will be Excellent. Thank you.


Abdul  8 years ago

u have done a very good job ..keep it up


lambodar prasad dash 8 years ago

hello balaji, it is realy a great job and i appreciate your inclination to share and spread knowledge. but i have suggetion- you have not mentioned the place name


nimmy 8 years ago

GREAT JOB BALAJI... PLS KEEP POSTING


siva 8 years ago

collection is excellent ,try to provide the details along with the snap


kamala kannan 8 years ago

can u mention about images such as the venue or time anything about


sachin 8 years ago

awesome work....... keep it up


suma 8 years ago

wonderfull job you could have mentioned the names or any other information like that if available, but really its a superb work


chetan 8 years ago

excellent job , shall i expect more informations about all these things.


pritam RATHOD 8 years ago

WONDERFUL JOB ........

REALLY BEST........


kiran 8 years ago

Hi Balaji

Very very Nice photo's


Mohamed Nizamudeen 8 years ago

Excellent Job.Remarkable Efforts. I like n love u very much my dear.I'm so proud of u.


sachin 8 years ago

hey thanks i was searching these pics 4 ma project u did a really good job .. and ya thanks a ton...


nani 7 years ago

hi dude..photos are very nice....good job...keep it up.....


SWATHI 7 years ago

Great collection.If possible post description for every picture.They can be used in research projects.


Anil and Joel Edwards 7 years ago

Dear Mr. Balaji,

It's indeed a fantastic effort.

Would like see some pictures of Delhi.

We have some photos of India 1908. How to share with you ?


king 7 years ago

goooooooooooooood


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SEO Expert Kerala 7 years ago from KERALA

Another Photo gallery about India before independance

http://hubpages.com/hub/independence-of-India-hist...


varshini 7 years ago

simply superb.u hav done agood job.try to collect some other photos of our freedom fighters


Alicia 7 years ago

oh !! yess thank god i was searchinggg for pictures of india before independence.. for a school project..and atlast i foundd a suitable site!:D awesomee work.. xox


Surajit 7 years ago

Hi Balaji,

Realy excellent collection of photos but one thing i want to mention you have to give the titles


ketki 7 years ago

really bro u have gud collection of pics.it takes u 2a difrnt world wen u c such pics.

thanks to share wid us


jagraj 7 years ago

bro this thing really helped me in that boooooooooring history project that turned cool when i saw the pics


anandh 7 years ago

potos r realy amazing


Abhi 7 years ago

Very nice buddy ...keep it up...


bhavesh gandhi 7 years ago

Really Very Good Job. Excellent.


Amit patil 7 years ago

please considered the situation of old indian people & take one good decision for your children bright feature

We don't have to see this photo in feature


SANDEEP KU. SINGHBABU 7 years ago

Excellent job you did but need some information, thank you very much.


sekar 7 years ago

nice thank u


RISHY 7 years ago

THE PICTURES ARE GOOD BUT SHOULD HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT THEM.NICE WORK BALAJI......WE ARE PROUD OF U.ANYWAYS THANKS FO PICTURES


jina 7 years ago

its very nice of u da.......


jina 7 years ago

its very nice of u da.......


vinodh kumar 7 years ago

It is good to see on the of independence day 2009


vinodh kumar 7 years ago

It is good to see on the of independence day 2009


vinodh kumar 7 years ago

It is good to see on the of independence day 2009


hari 7 years ago

average buddy


bitopan 7 years ago

great job Balaji . may u quote something details abt photographs.........thnx.


Elizabeth 7 years ago

Excellent collection Bala. Pls if you have old indian flags collection pls put on this site. good work.


vasim khan 7 years ago

very good job,,, thanx 4 posting

lagey raho,,,,,,,


mohamed saleem 6 years ago

its raelly nice and good job.. try to update more and more....


raja 6 years ago

very nice.....

If you can put breaf synopsis for each photograph it will look so great...


balajee 6 years ago

i am very fond of pre indepedence simplicity of INDIA AND INDIANS. THANKS FOR THE GREAT COLLECTION. IF U HAVE MORE, WHICH SHOWS SIMPLE INDIANS PLEASE POST. LOVE U R WORK .


aashi 6 years ago

u have done a very nice job.i think that u are very thoughtful for your country.


aashi 6 years ago

u have done a very nice job.i think that u are very thoughtful for your country.


amit 6 years ago

Nice excellent collecton if u have more then pls put it here


shankar kalbhor 6 years ago

fantastic ..... old is allways gold


Abhishek 6 years ago

I can give explanations for some of the pictures.

1. Train Inspection 1885

2. Ambulance Chennai,1940

3. Bank of Madras,1935

4. Car Show ,Chennai 1913

5. Port Blair ,1917(kala Pani Jail)

6. Karachi, 1917

7. Departmental Store, 1883

8. Fort Automobiles , 1917

9. Hoogly [Calcutta], 1915

10.Madras Market (Kothaval Chawadi), 1939

11.Lahore,1864

12.Madras Library,1913

13.Marina Beach,Madras 1913

14.Bombay,1894

15.VT Station,Bombay 1894

16.Mylapore, Madras 1939

17.Ooty, 1905

18.Ooty, 1905

19.Karachi Theatre, 1917

rest last two pictures sorry i don't have any detail.i know these explanations were missing and not given by the author of this article. so i found it out.

Hope u like it.

can follow me on twitter at twitter.com/bhardwajme


jagdish 6 years ago

all photos are very nice.

good collection....every indian have to do this...


deepa 6 years ago

hi balaji it is a great collection.you really did a great job


mohammad Shakeel 6 years ago

nice collection i love pohot collection our young genration knows what's happende be fore 1947.nice collection i appreiciate.

mohammad Shakeel

manakoudr


Rahtish 6 years ago

Hey Buddy,

The photos are really mindblowing..... i appreciate your work in collecting these photos...


Vivek palia 6 years ago

Really nice....


ARUN LELE 6 years ago

Very Nice Collection.

I am looking for an old B & W photo of Taj Mahal surrounded

by jungle with wild cripplers on minarets and a unkept so called garden in the front.It was once displyed at the Taj Mahal entrance musium , now missiong !


Abhinav Kapoor 6 years ago

Really great photos......maker of this webpage is highly admirable...


kuldeep singh 6 years ago

cooooooooooooool buddy keep it up.............


sru 6 years ago

Haiii you done very good job thanks 4 ur updated please update more and more


sandeep 6 years ago

nice collection thanks for posted it


ishwor singh 6 years ago

nice pics

ishwor singh

kathmandu nepal


Sunil Pahwa 6 years ago

Thanx so much for your collection. I really like such photographs.Really nice


Revathi 6 years ago

its really show your effort and defenately gives wonder to all viewers


ravi 6 years ago

Great pics great to know my name.


J.Elango - Chennai 6 years ago

Good Job Nice collection


vaneesh  6 years ago

excellent work...hope u and some more to the collection


s.buvana,chennai 6 years ago

excellent work.I was crying, when seen this photos, eppadi iruthantha namm ippdi ayiotom.


sandeep 6 years ago

hi, nice collection..thanks

may I use this on my blog...i thnk there is not copyright for these old pictures..pls guide me.


chinu 6 years ago

WONDERFUL.VERY NICE


suresh 6 years ago

Give some information about the time and place of the above mentioned photos to understand better.


tirupatikiran 6 years ago

nice collection thnaks for sharing


anamika 6 years ago

picturs are realy very nice!


rutul 6 years ago

thanks balaji


sarvini 6 years ago

hi balaji it was very nice thanku for putting this


Prabhakaran 6 years ago

Realy super i very like dis photos....


akhila 6 years ago

nice work


naveen 6 years ago

very nice job i like u


Skanda 6 years ago

Hi, Bala It is very useful photos which one can see easily through web. Your effort is really commendable. Keep it up


pooja 6 years ago

hi bala

i like all these photos bcoz some pictures shows how much our country s n backward position.so i promise u that i should take effort to the growth of our INDIA.i m very thankful to u till end of my life....

- take care, bye.....


S.Suba 6 years ago

hai balaji,

Good work.I feel i am soo lucky to see our countries old pictures....

Pls keep posting many more pictures of our country..

If descriptions are there,it will be still more useful.

Romba nalla irukku.thanks for posting.

god bless u Balaji.


Aravind 6 years ago

hmmm madras is really beautifull


Nivas 6 years ago

Nivas

very nice to see those pics.. great work.. Keep up the good work


krishnapallod 6 years ago

i want struggle for india jae ho


VAISSU 6 years ago

GOOD JOB

KEEP IT UP

it was very useful for my project. thank u

abishek described about the photos

it was very useful

thank u balaji and abishek too. u both did a good job.


jonah 6 years ago

these r really incredeb

le pics...keep up the good work..


Ashish Goel 6 years ago

Very nice collection. Great Job!!!


Smileshan 6 years ago

My dear friend, i searched for these kind of photographs for a long period. i am so happy to see this, that credits goes to you only.


Subbu 6 years ago

Iam very appreciates to you this is my memorible day for ever to see this photographs,thanks


kumaresan.b 6 years ago

hi balaji it is usful of every indian life. i am grand verymuch thank for you.


Sundar 6 years ago

Hai its very nice ya


rinkesh patel 6 years ago

This is nice photos.


Sumon 6 years ago

Thank you.................. bal........aji


rahul 6 years ago

thanks boss.this pictures are realy good.this help every youth to known about their past india.


Sathish 6 years ago

Hmmm Meeanna kaeta poolapu da machan


kanniga 6 years ago

nice.happy to see chennai.


Banumathy 6 years ago

Hi nice Images Balaji.

Can any one send old very old Photos to me. Advance Thanks....

Banu18_ind@yahoo.com


ch.nandu 6 years ago

man... ur da best... m an artist... findin sum pics 2 paint... u hav a real gr8 collction balaji... gr8 job... appriciat dat... loved it


Rajan chakravarty 6 years ago

Hi Bala ji

Its beatiful, and I appreciate for your afforts. But it nice to see when place & year mentioned.

Once Again Thans


prabhu 6 years ago

really u don a gd job....


sathish kumar 6 years ago

wow its amazing to see ancient india...but its unfair without any descriptions...so it would have been if its with descriptions..


dsonu  6 years ago

goods thanks all


SARAVANAN 6 years ago

REALLY I ENJOYED VERY MUCH AFTER SEE THIS PHOTOS BUT IT HAS NO DESCRIPTIONS


kalpana 6 years ago

Hi Balaji,


Kalpana 6 years ago

Hi Balaji,

you done very good job,

u r the real INDIAN,

Please, Keep it up & u do more things like this.

Thank u.


sadaf 6 years ago

oh balaji very nice pic leken appp pic se sath kuch lek te toh bohot acha hotah becaz it really nice pic bye


lovey 6 years ago

hi balaji all these things make internet an entertaining intresting and education oriented journey keep on working our good wishes are with you


Kiara 6 years ago

Ur work is awesome! big help especially fr ppl doing research..thanks!


khadar 6 years ago

Nice pic, how india looks now and then....

UR work has really made us to know more about our country


t.keerthana 6 years ago

proud be an indian lucky to born in this beautiful land and between this beautiful

relations we must restore this glory


v k shukla 6 years ago

excellentwork description would be very intersting some addition is required from major cities of india or some historical events


sameer hankare 6 years ago

they were amazing,wonderful.the pics were useful to me for my history project. i'am feeling very lucky to get such good pics.thanks to hubpages


v. ashok kumar 6 years ago

thanks mr.balaji. gone those days will come again? very nice photos.


s.jeevarathinam 6 years ago

Hi Balaji its great work you are recalling the ancient south india thanks a lot please continue


parasuram jha 6 years ago

nice work, keep it up


zeevie 5 years ago

nice work,Bala ji and thnx Abhishekh ji


sudha 5 years ago

REAL GOOD PICS. PLS PLS PLS GIVE ME THE DETAILS ALSO. THANK YOU!


Ajish 5 years ago

Good snaps. Give the details also.


bala 5 years ago

good job


bala 5 years ago

good job


ramakrishna Paladi 5 years ago

anicent India were developed a lot. we have to know that our Indian GDP before indipendence was 25% of world GDP. All are essential to know indian heritage, culture and business development . these are the pictures that tells about Indian history and memorable incidents.....Thanks for posting these valuable pictures in the world wide web.... your are doing a GREATE job. Post some other pictures like this ... see U


mandeep[ singh 5 years ago

good


michael 5 years ago

very nice...................kindling the patriotism inside us


keerthi 5 years ago

very nice photos


nivedha 5 years ago

super super !!


manaswinikannan 5 years ago

u have done a very good job amesing keep it up..........


sudha.v.r 5 years ago

u are photos are very nice


Satyarth udayan 5 years ago

hi.....

really splendid job dude.... its always nice to see the time of our ancestors... could it be possible to iclude the description of the photos??


Jamil 5 years ago

incredible ...... gr8 job done ......


Ramprakassh.M 5 years ago

very very peatifu....


priya raikwar 5 years ago

sach a nice photo


Meena 5 years ago

Very Good Pic realy this call as incerdible job.


AMIT PANDEY 5 years ago

Very very good pictuers. thanks


Ajit Pimpalkhare 5 years ago

The powerhouse photograph before star cinema of Karachi is Tata Powerhouse in Khopoli about 90 KM from Mumbai.The photograph appears to be circa 1911/1912


satheesh 5 years ago

Photios are very good please add comments for each photo if possible


Rakhi Lingampalli 5 years ago

The Photos are excellent, from where did you get them? if only there was some more info, like name of the place etc. anyways, cool job!!


asit kumar 5 years ago

regrets ,there are no dating of photos


chander sambyal 5 years ago

i have no words......


shridhar johari 5 years ago

the photos are really collective i was searching for and a great admirer of .


Poornachandran 5 years ago

Dear sir

your work is so nice.very good keep it up


Karthikeyan 5 years ago

These photos are bring us to olden days and these are most valuable photos in the world


Pritesh 5 years ago

Bhai tah sab kaamal hai

hat's off to you


epari 5 years ago

i feel my self lucky to have a look of our nation before independence. you have done a great job. keep it up.


kanchan singh 5 years ago

good job..........


maharaja 5 years ago

WHO IS REMEMBER LIKE THESE HISTORY............. IN EVERY MOMENT HE IS A REAL INDIAN


priya.s 5 years ago

hai dear balaji sir photos are very nice & thank u


vimal rai 5 years ago

only 1 word..OWESOME


Dr.Gopala Sudarshanam 5 years ago

Dear balaji sir, you have done an extra-ordinary job. indeed the photos you have are treasure of wealth. if possible give a brief description under each photo. bye i wish u a very very happy independence day.


Babu Jerry 5 years ago

They are wonderful picture and I proud we are INDIANS…. thanks Mr.Balaji for this Amazing and Great collections.


jay kumar 5 years ago

Beautiful. Realy Beautiful,thanx a lot sir.


Khursheed Kareem 5 years ago

Hi, I am from Lucknow.

Nice work , your efforts are praiseworthy for putting succh claasics on web. It's not an easy job but you have done excellent. If u can put date or places then it will add more feathers.

Again to say the excellent jobn u have done.


subbu 5 years ago

good work sir...


abi 5 years ago

very excellent work and its useful to all children


Jim 5 years ago

Superb collection..


M.b.rana 5 years ago

Good


yaser from pakistan 5 years ago

Great job done friend.

Where you got it from? i am very much interested so kindly i will look more from you


S. Nag 5 years ago

Very nice collection. I too am collecting old photographs of India (before & after Independence).


mahavir nandi 5 years ago

good photo original india


ADITHYA 5 years ago

WOW;GREAT JOB


Tuna Swain 5 years ago

REALY GOOD JOB...


nice 5 years ago

good job ballaji and thank you for the information Abhishek


sindhushree 5 years ago

brother tnk u sooooo much fr adding dis pics realy so many will don't kw hw our india before indipendece thx pa.......do d same fr us


deeptitondon 4 years ago

osm........


deeptitondon 4 years ago

osm........


Ashit Pathak 4 years ago

Dear Mr. Balaji,

It's indeed a wonderfully nostalgic collection. Is it possible to have a brief description ?

I Would really love to see some pictures of Old Mumbai.

Thank you very much


JAGANMOHAN 4 years ago

HAI BALAJI, YOU DONE VERY GREAT JOB FOR US.


Sandeep 4 years ago

Hi balaji send u a email need ur help in findian some printable photos of pre independent india loved you work


raghavendra. katti 4 years ago

excellent job balaji. .

photos are coooool


hemant kumar 4 years ago

really very good and you have done excellent job.please share more photos if you have.

with amicable regards- hemant kumar


Rakesh 4 years ago

too good... appreciable...


Ragav 4 years ago

Hey it was Truly Awesome


Mark Pinto 4 years ago

Hey Balaji great work bro i loved the pics..... :)


ganapathyrajan 4 years ago

Nice


ganapathyrajan 4 years ago

Nice


marfi 4 years ago

great attempt my dear bhaiiiiiiiiiiiii


chetan 4 years ago

good job balaj very good.


shahnawaz salik 4 years ago

WHO IS REMEMBER LIKE THESE HISTORY............. IN EVERY MOMENT HE IS A REAL INDIAN


suvitha 4 years ago

good job


naresh dasari 4 years ago

excellent mr.balaji

great job


khushboo 4 years ago

loved ur collection...


ameet 4 years ago

good


Basab Thakuria, assam 4 years ago

VERY GOOD WORKS.IT WILL HELPS US TO WITNESS THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY.


jk dhariwal 4 years ago

Realy very great collection it remember us about MY BHART was great but have not written the name.

THanks for thoes.


Ramya 4 years ago

very nice pitchure and good collection


ARON KENNEDY 4 years ago

Hai Balaji, the list of scenaries displays our old india. Thanks a lot to you.


hafsa 4 years ago

good


latha 4 years ago

hi nice collection... if you can na mention the places. eagerly waiting to see the names of the places


david jonathan 4 years ago

really amazing balaji


arthi 4 years ago

fantastic work. i hope you will continue this project.


sunil yadav 4 years ago

nice photograph bhaiya,balaji


anju 4 years ago

hi balaji

I apreciate ur hard work pls keep it up and share with all.

pls give the details that is helpful for everyone.


Sudip 4 years ago

great job keep it up...the photo r nice.....


Babloo 4 years ago

nice and great pictures


sanjana 4 years ago

the photos are nice n i was searching 4 these photoes only....gr8 job.... nice photos really...


Adi 4 years ago

gr8 job balaji...

hats off to u n ur work!!


rasheed 4 years ago

hi balaj

well done job ........

expecting more..


Mahantesh Jagajampi Khanagaon 4 years ago

Balaji U R really True Indian


Mahantesh Jagajampi Khanagaon 4 years ago

Balaji U R really True Indian hats off 2 u n ur family


MUKESH KUMAR 4 years ago

nice picture really good......................................................


Vinod Kumar Singh 4 years ago

Photo is relery very nice.


k.satish 4 years ago

hi balaji ,thanku iam big fan of u.for seeing photos


CHETAN 4 years ago

GREAT WORK DUDE THESE PICS ARE EXCELLENT


Rakid Hussain 4 years ago

Grt! Jst b d bst........ Wl dn.


capital 4 years ago

hope 2 c more of those...................................................gr8 job done..........................keep g'ing


Bijal.J 4 years ago

Hi,Would appreciate if you could leave a comment for each photo for better understanding of which place


manikanniappa 4 years ago

Nice collection.Captions,wherever possible would have been valuable.I identified the Andaman Cellular Jail,historically significant,which is now part hospital in PortBlair.Keep going.


rajkumar 4 years ago

Hi,Would appreciate if you could leave a comment for each photo for better understanding of which place


vaibhav 4 years ago

really a great done by u ,nice collection it will be really helpful for me and all others who loves to know history of our precious country"INDIA"


taj 4 years ago

i am so excited,very beautiful pictures.


victor 3 years ago

very good and hard work


naredra 3 years ago

nice....work


poonam sukalwadkar 3 years ago

hi balaji, ur pictures really very nice & this pics helping me to understand India's history .thanks!


subhash poonia 3 years ago

very bad


deepa 3 years ago

Hai, friend nice collection,thnak u ..............


Prakash 3 years ago

Thank you for sharing such wonderful of our country....Please post more photos


CHETAN SHETTY 3 years ago

Good to see these rare kind photos taking us back to the old days of Bombay . Thanks for the images , marvelous job SIR!


VIBHAVARI 3 years ago

YOU HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!!!!

these photos are too good.........

please add some more images.


Dinesh Thakur 2 years ago

Amazin Balaji and Thanks To Give us Old Memory


kulajit asom 2 years ago

Balaji its very gud..i like it...


haritha 2 years ago

very good photo's I like very much


lucky 16 months ago

you done vrey good job...but my request is one please mantion the pic name...exaple ..area name, spot name building name...i like your photos...but jo first time photo dikhega to ushe padke to samaj aaye ga...thanks


sanjib kumar Mishra Odisha 14 months ago

Kehete hai itihass aina Hota hai,aina dikhane keliye sukriya

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