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Unpublished Images of India’s History Recovered from Yellow Crates

LONDON.- A remarkable photographic record of thousands of previously unseen images of modern Indian history, from the last days of the Raj through the 1960s have just been unearthed and revealed from large yellow crates by inheritor Aditya Arya. The memories may have turned sepia with age, but the images documenting the making of a free India are shown in archives by photo‐journalist Kulwant Roy, who chronicled the destiny of changing India for five decades since the late 1930s. Launching on May 24th at Mayfair’s Nehru Centre will be a small selection of unseen images by the High Commissioner of India. Nearly 500 of Roy’s photographs shot in black and white have been compiled in a new anthology, “History In The Making: The Visual Archives of Kulwant Roy” by Aditya Arya and Indevar Kamtekar. The book, published by Harper Collins‐India and foreword by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, will be launched at the Nehru Centre on June 3rd.