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Muttra Beggars

circa 1950: Emaciated beggars in the streets of Muttra, in India, where a famine is ravaging the population. (Photo by Alice Schalek/Three Lions/Getty Images)

Retrospective - A New Republic, circa 1950

In 1950, the Constitution of India came into force. These rare monochrome photographs capture the essence of India, a newly fledged Republic.