|AFIBIS India Tour 2007|
2007 was a special year for India: it was 250 years since the Battle of Plassey (which marked the start of India becoming part of the British Empire); 150 years since the Indian Mutiny (or the First War of Independence); and 60 years since India gained its independence from Britain.
To mark this occasion, trhe Families in British India Society (FIBIS) organised a trip to cover northeast India from Delhi to Kolkata (Calcutta) taking in as many of the relevant sites as possible. Members of the Society came from England, France, canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa: all of them having some personal connection with India (see the image on the right).
Afterwards, there was an optional extension to Darjeeling, in the foothills of the Himalayas, and a ride on the mountain railway.
Rod's interest was that his grandfather was born in Lucknow and members of his family remained there until around the late 1930's.
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