Hawa Mahal palace in Jaipur. Our Asian Neighbours - India
Looking up at the pink sandstone walls of the Hawa Mahal palace in Jaipur, India. An outstanding example of Mughal architecture, the palace was built in 1799 by Pratap Singh of Jaipur.
This image is taken from 'Anokhi': The story of John Singh and his English wife Faith and their work in maintaining the traditional hand-printing clothing industry of the villages around Jaipur. They keep the art alive by adapting it for sale to Western markets. 'Anokhi' is an episode in 'Our Asian Neighbours - India' 1977, a 14-part series that takes a personal look at the lives of a variety of individuals in India.
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GANDHI : 1930
02/10/1869 - On this Day in History - One of the great spiritual leaders in World History, Mohandas K Gandhi, known as the Mahatma, was born in Pornader Province, India. MAHATMA GANDHI 1930: Gandhi greets supporters shortly before his arrest in Bombay for causing civil disturbances. Gandhi (1869-1948) played a major part in the struggle for Home Rule for India and was frequently imprisoned for acts of Civil Disobedience against the Raj.
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View of Nepal from Space Shuttle 61A
View looking west over the Himalayan Mountains, seen from Space Shuttle Challenger during Mission 61-A of 30 October to 6 November 1985. This view contains the entire country of Nepal, with the Tibet Autonomous Province of China to the right and northern India to the left. Just right of centre is Lake Paiku Co. Two large valleys cut right through the snow-covered Himalayas: just above centre is a valley that flanks Mount Anapurna, just below centre is the Arun Valley that runs to the east of Mount Everest. The Himalayan mountains form a sharp geological boundary between the high, mountainous Tibetan plateau and the low-lying Indo-Gangetic plains.
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