1. When Art met Science
This photo is of two world famous personalities from the world. This remarkable meeting between Nobel Laureate Albert Einstein and Rabindranath Tagore was held in 1930.
2. Orient’s sage with a woman of courage
Inspiring American woman Helen Keller overcame her blindness to become a writer and political activist. She met Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore around 1930.
3. Antim Yatra
Bal Gangadhar Tilak was often called Lokmanya Tilak, who was one of the prominent leaders of the Indian independence movement. After his death, his funeral was done in the posture of sitting. This status was done for the saints.
4. Gandhi before becoming a “Mahatma”
Young civil rights activist Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi left for South Africa in 1893, where he fought against injustice and class division. This image is a glimpse of the journey of his youth.
5. The woman who took flight
Sarla Thakral won the Aviation Pilot License in 1936. At the young age of 21, she became the first Indian woman to fly a plane.
6. One last look
Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated by Nathuram Godse on January 30, 1948. Millions of people visited Rajghat before performing the last rites of “Bapu”. This image shows a glimpse of that procession.
7. The Bandit Queen
This picture of Phoolan Devi, a former bandit and later parliament member. She was murdered in 2001.
8. The great scientist explaining his theory
Sir Chandrasekhar Venkata Raman or CV Raman was an Indian physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930. He discovered the phenomenon known as the Raman effect.
9. Freedom fighter meets the dictator
In 1941, Subhash Chandra Bose met with Adolf Hitler to overthrow the common enemy Britishers. This is one of the few known images that are documenting this time.
10. Pain of separation
It may look like a simple division of books, but this image carries the pain felt by millions of people during the partition of India. In 1947, the British had divided India into independent countries of India and Pakistan. Partition left a deep mark which is still there today.
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