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Homai Vyarawalla

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Homai Vyarawalla was India’s first woman Press photographer who photographed the last days of the British in India and the birth of a new nation. As a pioneering woman in her time, Vyarawalla captured moments that would later become iconic images of Indian history from 1937 till 1970. She had the unique opportunity, of catching on camera great personalities including Lord Mountbatten, Marshall Tito, Queen Elizabeth, Jacqueline Kennedy, Khrushchev, Brezhnev, Eisenhower, Nixon, Atlee, Nasser, Chou En Lai and others who shaped the contours of 20th century history. Her span of work ranged from recording the end of World War II in India to the years leading up to independence and subsequently the hectic days of Prime Ministers Jawaharlal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri and Indira Gandhi.