Indian independence day by designfactoryind


  • Ram Mohun

    Ram Mohun
    Indians begin to demand the right to govern themselves. Ram Mohun began a campaign that would move Indians away from traditional practices and ideas. His writings had a great influence and he founded a social reform movement to change India.
  • Britain Controls Most of Insia

    Britains controlled most of India. A great amount of Indians disagreed and they even diclared that Britains were trying to convert them to christians. Indians also resented the the racism from the British to them
  • Disrespect to Beliefs

    It was spread amongst Indian soldiers that the cartridges of their Enfield rifles were greased with beef and pork fat. In order to be able to use the cartridges, the soldiers had to bite off the ends. Since the Hindus considered cows sacred and the Muslims do not eat pork, this news outraged them. 85/90 Indian soldiers refused to accept the cartidges. Those who disobeyed were jailed.
  • Sepoy Mutiny

    Indians rebelled, marched to Delhi and spread to the northern and central India. By many, this was called the Sepoy Mutiny. Fierce fighting took place. East India company took more than a year to regain control of the country. British government sent reinforcements to help them. Also, few Indian powers remained loyal to the British.(the picture is of the violent fights taking place between the British and the Indians who did not want to be ruled by them)
  • Indians Under British Rule

    The British government took complete control over India. India came under the British crown under Queen Victoria
  • Hindu Indian National Congress

    Hindu Indian National Congress
    After time passed there was a huge growth in nationalism the Hindu Indian National congress of Congress Party was created. It celebrated the the largest democratic political party to promote economic reforms and influence British authrity.
  • Off the Train

    Off the Train
    Ghandi was thrown off a South African train for being an Indian and traveling in the first class. He realizes that laws are against Indians and decides to start a non-violent protest campaign for Indian rights.
  • Boer War

    Boer War
    This was a struggle between British and the Boer republics which ended with Britain obtaining control of South Africa.
  • Partition of Bengal

    Partition of Bengal
    This enraged the nationalists further. It was hard to call an independence with the Hindus and the Muslims separated. There was still conflicts between Indians and British with the subject of gaining control. In southeast Asia, the same struggles were taking place between local groups and major European powers.
  • Fouding of Muslim League

    Fouding of Muslim League
    Founding of the muslin league took place and they protested for the protection of the rights of the Indian Muslims. This was a political group led by Jinnah
  • Ghandi in jail

    Ghandi was arrested and was sentenced to two months in prison.
  • Peaceful Walk

    Peaceful Walk
    Under Ghandi's leadership, Indians marched in the protest of racism, tax and mariagge laws. This continued even in the winter.
  • Ghandi Home rule

    Ghandi Home rule
    45 year old Gandhi returned to India under British rule and joined people to gain home rule. Nehru and Jinnah worked with Gandhi. Nehru later became India's prime minister and Jinnah later became first governor-general of Pakistan.
  • Hero

    Ghandi returns home as a hero. Everybody is welcoming him.
  • Treated as usual

    Indian troops return from the war and were waiting for Britain`s promide to be kept. In return for their service they would self-govern but as usual, they were treated as second class citizens. Radical Nationalisits started acts of violence towards the british.
  • Amritsar Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

    Amritsar Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
    As an act of protest, 10,000 Hinuds and Muslims went to Amritsar in the spring. Their intention was to fast and pray but all of a sudden British troops started shooting people for 10 minutes. 400 died and 1200 were left wounded. Millions of Indians loyal to the British quickly became nationalists and the demand for independence bacame heavier.
  • Riots instead of peace

    Riots instead of peace
    The British arrested a lot of Indians who were part of strikes against the British rule. Ghandi tried his best for peaceful protests but these sometimes turned to riots.
    (Picture of him trying to be peaceful with his people but at the end it didn't work out when they stood against the British.)
  • The Salt March

    The Salt March
    Gandhi rights the Declaration of Independence for India and organized a demonstration to defy the hated Salt Acts. Intead of buying salt from the British, Gandhi and his people walked around 240 miles to the seacoast were they collected their own salt.
  • Hunger Protest

    Hunger Protest
    Gandhi begins a hunger strike to protest caste separation.
  • Government of India

    British Paliament passed the government of Indian Act. It contained self government and limited democratic elections but it still missed total independence. This reduced the amount of tension bewtween the Hindu and Muslim Indians. Since Hindu outnumbered Muslims, the Mulsims thought that the Hindus would take full control of independence.
  • Indian Pakistan Borders

    One person started to throw rocks at the other side where the other people where walking and everybody started fighting
  • Different Religious Groups

    10 million people were on the Indian subcontinent. Along with that came violence between religious groups.
  • Gandhi Dead

    Gandhi Dead
    A Hindu extremist killed Gandhi because he believed he was overprotecting muslims. He shot Gandhi and automatically killed him.