Museum on India’s Struggle for Freedom

Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad)

Closed during the Red Fort renovations, this museum is housed in the large British-built barracks inside the battlements. It told the story of the struggle against the British that led to Independence but its future was unknown at the time of research.

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