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Major Events Pre-1950
Memories of the Forties by M. Azizul Jalil Print E-mail
M. Azizul Jalil

M. Azizul Jalil was the Convener of the Dhaka University Sanskriti Samsad in February 1951 and became its first student-President in 1952. He is a former civil servant and a retired member of the World Bank staff.

Editor's Note: This piece originally appeared at

http://www.thedailystar.net/magazine/2004/04/01/reflections.htm

It is reproduced from there without any changes.

On August 9, 1947, amidst gunfire, burning houses and shops, we left our house on Lower Range in Park Circus in a government Weapons' Carrier with two armed guards for the Sealdah Railway station in Calcutta.

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First Republic Day in Calcutta by C V Krishnamurthi Print E-mail
Editor’s note: This article is taken from the website of India’s Press Information Bureau, published in 2000. The author is identified as C.V. Krishnamurthi, Senior Journalist, Bangalore. http://pib.nic.in/feature/feyr2000/fapr2000/f060420002.html

Ethereal sense lasts longer only because it is an image of experience. It is an Upanishadic thought. Such a thought flows from living with an objective reality in mind as the great Kanchi Sankaracharya had once explained in a discourse.

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Air Force Officer's Memories of Pre-Partition Pakistan by H Dihingia Print E-mail

Editor's note: This article is reproduced from Sainik Samachar, Vol. 48, No. 19, 1-15 October 2001. If you have any information about the author or his family, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

I was in the Royal Indian Air Force station, Kohat in 1945, situated 70 km southwest of Peshawar and 90 km east of erstwhile Indo-Afghanistan border. During my stay in Kohat, my visit to the nearby tribal territory was a unique experience.

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First Republic Day in Delhi by Fauji Akhbar Print E-mail

For more stories related to major events prior to 1950, please visit http://www.indiaofthepast.org/contribute-memories/read-contributions/major-events-pre-1950

Glimpses of the First Republic Day Celebrations

Editor’s note. This article first appeared in Fauji Akhbar (now renamed Sainik Samachar) February 4, 1950. It was posted as pib.nic.in/archieve/others/2008/jan/r20080124011.pdf

 

Unforgettable scenes of enthusiasm and rejoicing marked the beginning of a new era in Indian History when the Republic of India was born with the swearing in of Dr. Rajendra Prasad as the as the first President.

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Independence Day 1947, Delhi by R C Mody Print E-mail
R C Mody

R C Mody is a postgraduate in Economics and a Certificated Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers. He studied at Raj Rishi College (Alwar), Agra College (Agra), and Forman Christian College (Lahore). For over 35 years, he worked for the Reserve Bank of India, where he headed several all-India departments, and was also Principal of the Staff College. Now 82 years old, he is busy in social work, reading, writing, and travelling. He lives in New Delhi with his wife. His email address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

  India would be independent one day. This was the fond hope, in fact a dream, with which most Indians of my generation grew up. But this dream kept on eluding us.

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