Personally, I find history interesting. I mean there's so much to learn from people and events in the past. Indian history is particularly fascinating.
From being ruled by kings and being a British colony to gaining independence in 1947, India has seen drastic changes in almost everything. Thanks to our ancestors, our history is well-preserved in the form of forts, cities, artwork and documents.
Recently, someone posted a picture of their grandfather's passport from the pre-Independence era, on Reddit. This intrigued us to find more documents from that time that speak leaps and bounds of our history.
1. A Certificate of Merit issued to the film Ram Shastri for the Best Hindi Picture of the Year 1944 by Bengal Film Journalists’ Association, Calcutta.
2. A high school report card from 1936.
3. A passport from the British Indian Empire.
4. Maps from pre-independent India.
5. A pre-independence version of the telegram form.
6. A telegram from the 1890s.
7. Train tickets.
8. A postcard.
9. A stamp paper.
10. Telegraph stamps.
11. A telegraph receipt from 1912.
It's a treasure, right?