Various scenes at the time of Indian Independence giving a good idea of city life.
New Delhi, India
L.S. Street scenes in New Delhi showing rickshaws contrasting strangely with bicycles, sacred cows reclining on the pavement and pedlars squatting on the kerb. M.S. a barber shaves a man as they squat on the kerb. LS GV Government building.
CU head shot of Valhabhai Patel, Minister of Law and Minister of Information and Broadcasting. MS Patel and wife walking on a lawn. VS Earl and Countess Mountbatten at reception outside meeting various Indian politicians including Pandit Nehru. CU head shot full face, Sardar Baldev Singh panning to Singh and Bhabba. C.U. Head and shoulders of Rajendra Prasad president of the Constituent Assembly and Minister of food and Agriculture. VS politicians and VIPs and wives arriving in cars and getting out and going into building. VS crowds. CU dancing bear. MS (very brief) of snake charmer.
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