Indian political leaders during the independence movement in India. Crowds gathering in the huge Maidan, urban park, in Calcutta. India proposes the Dominion status after the war, new constitution after the war, representatives in the war cabinet and representatives at the peace conference. A political rally. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, a political and spiritual leader of India, during the independence movement. Jawaharlal Nehru, a political leader of the Congress Party, speaks to the Indian Congress Party. The Congress Party includes Hindu and Muslims political leaders. Another Indian leader addresses the party. Mohammed Ali Jinnah, a politician and leader of the All India Muslim League, speaks to the Moslems. Pakistani area is highlighted on an animated map of India. A sign:' Hindu Mahasabha'. The political leaders of Hindu Mahasabha talk. Rice cultivation on a farm. A farmer works on the farm. Two sets of cattle plow the farm.
Indian culture, traditions and early beliefs of India. Streets in an Indian city. Troops come out from a gate. Monuments and a statue in India. Moslems pray. A Hindu holy man sits cross-legged. Temples and religious rituals performed by the Indians. A priest offers sanctified offerings to the people. Pilgrims bathe in the Ganges. A Hindu religious procession. A funeral procession according to the Hindu religion. Hindu orthodoxism. Untouchables sweep streets. The untouchables are excluded from the society. Market stalls and sacred cattle. Wealthy princes and their retinues. A sign on the entrance gate of castle: Long Live Our Maharaja.
British domination is slowly being replaced by democracy in India. A sign:' cleanliness is 2nd to God'. An Indian woman on a street. Political riots in Pakistan. One man serves food and other eats advocating socialism. Views of British domination in India. Indian women attend a class for teaching care of babies. The instructor places a baby on a scale in front of the class. Men work at machines. People are illiterate and are unable to read. Indian laborers work in native industries. A train arrives at Mysore railway station. A sign: Mysore. Buildings and people on the streets of Mysore during the Indian independence movement. Industrial development by using natural resources and creation of employment: Workers work in a factory. A boy turns a wheel. Modernization in Mysore. Hydroelectric dams, irrigation canals and improved streets. Boys in a classroom paint pottery while an instructor draws on the blackboard. Jawaharlal Nehru, the political leader of the Congress Party, speaks to the party. A woman walks while shading herself with an umbrella.
Riots between Hindus and Muslims in Bombay, India. Unrest in the city. People walk. houses along the sides of the street. A temple amidst the city. Vehicles move on street. Police patrol the streets. Photographers take the photos of the city. Wreckage on street. Vehicles destroyed due to the riots. People discuss about the riots. Wrecked houses. Dead bodies lay on ground. People watch. Men on jeep. Shops along a side of street closed. A Muslim walks.
Allied military forces in Japan after World War II. The Commanding General of British Occupation Forces in Japan reviews a parade of Cameron Highlanders in kilts. The troops march on streets of a Japanese town with houses along them. Reviewing officers include Major General D.J. Cowan (Commander of British and Indian Forces in Japan), Brigadier General R.S. McNaught (DSO Commander of British Brigade), Lieutenant John Slim (Aide-de-Campe to General Cowan), Lieutenant Colonel J. Harrington, Lieutenant Colonel Alasdair Mac Lean (Commanding General of Queen's Own Highlanders in Japan). The band of the 8th Gurkha Rifles Infantry of India marches past the reviewing stand.
Allied forces in Japan after the conclusion of World War II. Formal presentation of Massed Colours of Commonwealth countries of Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand and India. Military officers of the review party walk toward reviewing stands. Reviewing party consists of Brigadier General Clifton, General Northcutt of Australian Force, Port Commander Grinson and General DT Cowan. Major E. Maitland commands the troops. British Commonwealth troops lined up for the Guard of Honour. Sailors, soldiers and airmen of the Royal Navy, Cameron Highlanders of New Zealand, Australian Army, Gurkhas and the Royal Air Force Regiment inspected by the reviewing party. Kumaon Indian Band in red coats. A high steel tower supports flags of the British Commonwealth.