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Old August 10th, 2009, 04:56 PM   #1
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Indian cities: Photos and videos from the past

I came across some old pictures of the city of Baroda on Flickr and I thought why not create a thread with a compilation of ancient pictures of Indian cities like Bombay, Delhi, Kolkatta, Chennai, Baroda, Bangalore, and so on.

The pictures must be older than 1960 or 1970 the max. Please contribute.

To start, here's some Baroda Pictures. Pictures as old as 1880










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Old August 11th, 2009, 12:41 AM   #2
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Indian cities: Photos and videos from the past

I just wanted to share these pics with everyone. I cannot imagine,my great grandfather bought a store in early 1900's which was pass on to my grandfather and to my father. This is awesome, that I have found the pic of MG Road, Baroda.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/campwal...n/photostream/

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Old August 20th, 2009, 05:17 AM   #3
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Bombay 1881



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More can be found from the same author here
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Old August 20th, 2009, 05:20 AM   #4
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Bombay Video



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Old August 20th, 2009, 06:07 AM   #5
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Bombay was so clean back then!
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Old August 20th, 2009, 09:13 AM   #6
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Calicut(Kozhikode) in 1901


Railway Station


Mananchira Pond.

Picture from Arunchandran's post SSC Calicut thread.
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Old August 20th, 2009, 05:36 PM   #7
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Please post the pics of Undivided Indian cities too.
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Old August 20th, 2009, 09:58 PM   #8
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Nice pictures. Thank you boss.
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Elphinstne Circle 1870



Mumbai University Buildings 1877

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Tram In delhi



Hyderabad 1880

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Kolkata Metro rail construction 1971

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Old August 21st, 2009, 05:22 AM   #12
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I want the old city of Mumbai back. It was vast and clean and oh yeah, less congested.
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Old August 21st, 2009, 05:33 AM   #13
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The Grand Trunk Road, built by Sher Shah Suri, was the main trade route from Calcutta to Kabul.





A rare view of the President's palace and the Parliament building in New Delhi.






An aerial view of Jama Masjid mosque in Delhi, built between 1650 and 1658.




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A rare view of the President's palace and the Parliament building in New Delhi.



just a minor correction there..
those two buildings are the North and south blocks and not President residence..
nice find anws..
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Hmm..thread says ancient, but the cities are colonial-era.
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Well I meant pictures from black/white era. I don't think it is possible to get pictures from ancient era unless they are portrait. Suncity, can you please change the title of the thread please?

@Sidney, well, I just quoted the sentence from the site.
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Well done!

Great photos there.

Mumbai & New Delhi interested me the most.
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Hmm..thread says ancient, but the cities are colonial-era.
Haha I was surprised by the same thing.

I was expecting something along the lines of Mohenjodaro/Harappa, Vijayanagara or Varanasi. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._Indian_cities)

Nevertheless, love the colonial era pics, especially the Bombay ones. I guess most of those buildings have now been turned into chawls or simply don't exist anymore. What a pity.
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Old August 23rd, 2009, 08:04 PM   #19
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taking me back to our undivided india
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While not "ancient", these are still great pictures.

Bring back the Raj!
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