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Independence Day In India

from The Quirky Traveller Blog

Celebrating India's Independence Day - photo essay

To celebrate World Heritage Day, we're celebrating some of the worlds top monuments and sites of cultural and architectural significance. The Taj Mahal, India is up there with the best. Have you visited it yet?

from Mail Online

Finding a punkah-wallah, and other essential Raj tips: THE COMPLETE INDIAN HOUSEKEEPER AND COOK

British Raj: The life of a British Army officer during the early days of British Rule in India.


Yuvraj Vijayaraji Khengarji (1885 – 1948) As Yuvraj, he worked closely with his father Rao Khengarji III and was often left to administer the state during his father’s frequent journeys abroad. On the death of his father he became the Maharao of Kutch, in 1942 and ruled until his death. BY Rohit Sonkiya


European family with servants in India c1880's

from Inspiration For Moms

Friday's Fantastic Finds

Remind myself to not let the negative in...I am my own person and no one can or will change thAt.


"The First Anglo-Afghan War (also known as Auckland's Folly) was fought between the British East India Company and Afghanistan from 1839 to 1842.... It was one of the first major conflicts during the Great Game, the 19th century competition for power and influence in Asia between the United Kingdom and the Russian Empire." Even after three Anglo-Afghan Wars, foreign competition over influence in Afghanistan continues to this day. #Imperialism


Sarojini Naidu, The Nightingale of India, poet, writer and social activist.


Imperialism in India - British Government Control

from BBC News

In pictures: Indian women through the ages

Parsee women, 1900


Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas George Mountbatten, The Last Viceroy of India - The Earl Mountbatten of Burma. Uncle to Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, Godfather to Prince Charles, whose own son carries the name Louis in his honor - William Philip Arthur Louis, The Prince William. Lord Mountbatten played important role during the last days of the British Raj. In old age Mountbatten was blown up on his yacht by the IRA.