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Taj Mahal

circa 1950: A boatman propels his boat with a single oar along the Jumna river, in the background rises the Taj Mahal. (Photo by 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.