India Independence Movement

By sBou
  • Gandhi Returns to India

    Gandhi returns to his country India after twenty long years in South Africa. He received a gold medal called Kaiser-I-Hind" that was honored by the King the same year he had returned from South Africa. He was welcomed by the people of Bombay as well as the press, although his mentor told him to not answer any questions for one year, his mentor ended up dying later that year while he was in India.
  • Civil disobedience Movement

    One of the most important events in the India Independence movement is the civil disobedience movement. The primary goal of Gandhi was to challenge unfair laws created by the British Government in a non-violent and bring change about, and he succeeded in doing so.
  • Massacre of Amritsar

    Masscre of Amristar, is also known as the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre. (Which is a garden in northern India where the massacre took place.) The people of Amristar gathered to conduct a silent protest against the arrest of two leaders of the Indian National Congress. Edward Dyer, British general took notice of the overpowering mass of people and ordered his troops to set open fire into the crowd. Roughly 400 people died and over 1, 00 were injured.
  • The Salt March

    The Salt March was a non-violent march led under Gandhi protesting the British Salt Tax. The Salt Tax basically made it illegal to sell or produce salt, allowing an absolute British domination. Salt is basic in everyone's diet, and everyone in India was affected by this tax, the Indians were forced to purchase salt they could not afford from the British. The protesters marched over 241 miles on foot and arrived at the in the village of Dandi, India, where they were able to gather salt.
  • Gandhi in England

    Gandhi was a hardworking student, always going above and beyond what was required. He saved money by walking ten miles to school each day. He never got side tracked and stuck to his morals, and remained a strict vegetarian despite the taunts by his peers. He passed his law exams and quickly returned to India.
  • Boycotts of British Goods

    Gandhi encouraged Indians to boycott British goods and buy Indian goods as an alternative. This helped to refurbish restricted economies in India and also affected the British by depressing their economy in the country.
  • WW II

    A Global armed conflict that was under way by 1939 and ended in 1945. It involved a vast majority of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis.
  • After WW II

    The Aftermath of World War II brought hopes of a new era of peace and international co-operation, with the inauguration of the United Nations and a hoped for international system to prevent future wars. However, these hopes were quickly dashed with the emergence of what became known as the Cold War as a result of underlying ideological tensions largely between the Soviet Union and the United States of America. Mutual distrust between the West and the new Eastern Bloc resulted in an arms race whi
  • seperate muslim state

    European attacks on Islamic countries however, began to undermine Muslim allegiance to the British Crown and talk of a new separate Muslim state increased .
  • Two states

    Muhammad Ali Jinnah,leader of the Muslim league,insisted that Muslims have their own state.
  • ghandi is killed

    Ghandi was assassinated on 30 January 1948, shot at point-blank range by Nathuram Godse. Since 1934, there had been five unsuccessful attempts to kill Gandhi. Gandhi was outside on the steps of a building where a prayer meeting was going to take place. He was surrounded by a part of his family and some followers when three gunshots killed him.
  • A tragedy unfolds

    Millions of hindus and muslims crossed the borders of Inida and Pakistan in both directions.Muslims slaughtered Hindu and Sikh neighbors.