Imperialism in India

Timeline created by blknbloo
  • Period: Oct 15, 1497 to Oct 15, 1499

    Vasco De Gama Sails For India

    De Gama sails already beaten road to tip of Africa. Then he travels around the tip and to India
  • Industrial Revolution began in Britiain

    Large Landowners bought land that the village once worked on. They then owned enclosures, large fields, to invent new methods of farming.
  • Decline of the Mughal Empire

    When Aurangzeb's reign ended, the empire's sources were depleted. When he died, the emipire was just a wealthy figurine.
  • Establishment Of The British Eastt India Company

  • British overcome French and take control of India

    Robert Clive took led the EIC to a victory at the Battle of Plassey. Sepoy Mutiny strikes and British takes control of India
  • Sepoy Rebellion

    Rumor spread that rifle barrels were greased with beef/pork fat. Soldiers must bite off in order to fire. Outraged Indians, Beef is sacred, Pork is haram. Riot started and eventually jailed many.
  • British Colonized Inida

    The Sepoy Mutiny made Britain take control over India. It is refered to as a Raj,
  • Creation of the Indian National Congress

    Westernization and Modernization grew nationalism and made the INC.
  • Creation Of The Muslim League

    Muslims organized a league to protect Muslim interests. In competition with Congress Party
  • Amritsar Massacre

    Amritsar Massacre
    10000 Muslims and Indians went to the capital. Amritsar, a major capital. They celebrated. British were alarmed of the grouping and open fire. 700 died while a thousand were wounded.
  • Rowlett Acts

    Government was allowed to jail protesters without trial for up to two years.
  • Mohandas Gandhi's Leadership of the INC

    Ghandi Battled injustice with religious approaches and poilitcal activities. Known as Mahatma.
  • Gandhi's travels stressing nonviolent resistence

    Ghandi emerged as a leader and ran marches for independence. Gandhi used his political and religious knowledge. He Led boycotts, strikes, and demonstrations
  • The Salt March

    Gandhi led a march to defy the Salt Acts. Indians could only buy salt from the government and came with taxes.
  • Government of India Act

    Parliament passed this act and allowed self-government, limited democratic elections, but not total independence.
  • WWII - Riots between Hindus and Muslims

    Muslims feared being ruled over Hindus. Muslims riot and 20000 casualties.
  • Indian/Pakistan Independence

    The British Hosue of Commons passed an act granting India and Pakistan independence. It took one month's time to grant independence. 500 princes had to decide which country to join.
  • Ghandi Dies

    Ghandi Dies
    Hindu extremists believe Ghandi is overprotective of Muslims and shoots him