To mark the 70 anniversary of India’s Independence, an exhibition is being organised by Getty Image Gallery in London. Most of these images were taken in the middle of the 1800s after the first war of Independence. Taken by photographers like Samuel Bourne and Felice Beato, these images helped generate interest about India in the western world. The pictures also give a glimpse of the life of nineteenth century India.Here are the images with their original citations
A troup of musicians outside a Buddhist temple in Darjeeling West Bengal,circa 1875
The Taj Mahal inAgra,seen from the jumna,1859. Vintage albumen print
Girgaum Road, Bombay, India, c1925. Street in what is now Mumbai. Cigarette card produced by the Westminster Tobacco Co Ltd, Indian Empire, 1st series.
Maharajah Jai Singh of Alwar, circa 1877.
A man playing a single-stringed fiddle, Darjeeling Himalayan hill region, West Bengal, India, circa 1875.
A silver gelatin print of an elderly Pathan (Pashtun) man, Northwest Frontier Province (now part of Pakistan), British India, 1915.
Women and children bathing at a ghat on the banks of the Ganges in Benares (Varanasi), Uttar Pradesh, India, circa 1875.
Ratneshwar Mahadev temple (left) and surrounding temples on the bank of the Ganges at what is now the Scindia Ghat in Benares (Varanasi), Uttar Pradesh, India, circa 1865.
A view of the Hama (Hamta) Pass in the Lahaul Valley in the Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh, India, 1866.
An archway over a street in Delhi, India, 1858.
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