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Cellular jail

By Swati
The Cellular Jail (also known as Kālā Pānī, literally 'Black water', a term for the deep sea and hence exile) situated in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (India) . The prison was known to house many notable Indian activists during the struggle for India's independence.

The Cellular Jail is one of the murkiest chapters in the history of the colonial rule in India.
Shortly after the rebellion was crushed, the British sent thousands to the gallows, hung them up from trees, or tied them to cannons and blew them up. Those who survived were exiled for life to the Andamans to sever their connections with their families and their country.

Tags: Photo journalism Architecture India Landscape and travel Cellular jail

Voters: kanu, photophantom, Amal and 4 more

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kanu 12 India
11 Mar 2008 6:49AM
Swati, that's a good one from you including the history behind it.

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photophantom 12 108 3 Philippines
11 Mar 2008 10:21AM
Sad history but nice shot Swati.
Nabs 12 India
16 Mar 2008 3:05AM
Good shot... I have also in Andamans... Liked the place
Ridgeway 13 222 2 Ireland
12 May 2008 2:57PM
Nice shot,,kind of place that hides secrets no one will ever know about!!!!!
faraidoon 12 1 Afghanistan
12 Jul 2008 7:31AM
Very good shot with excellent info.


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