Indian Independance Movement

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    Indian Independance Movement

  • Gandhi in South Africa

    Gandhi in South Africa
    Gandhi went to south africa and joined a law firm. for 20 years he fought laws that discriminatedd against indians in south africa; this is where he adopted to nonviolence resistance
  • Returns to India

    Returns to India
    Gandhi returned to india and joined the congress party where his ideas inspired indians od all relegions to resist british rule.
  • Nonviolence

    Gandhi embraced Hindu traditions, he preached the ancient doctrine of ahimsa or nonviolence and reverence for life. By using the power of love, he believed, people could convert even the worst wrongdoer to the right course of action.
  • Civil Disobidience

    Civil Disobidience
    Gandhi admired Christian teachings and read the works of Thereau who believed in civil disobidience: refusal to obey unjust laws.
  • Amritsar Massacre

    Amritsar Massacre
    indian leaders adressed the crowd General Reginald Dyer arrived with 50 soldiers who opened fire on unarmed men, women, and children trapped in a feildkillin 379 people and wounding 1,100 people.
  • Gandhi went to England

    Gandhi went to England
    Gandhi went to england to study law at 19 years old.
  • Boycotting British Goods

    Boycotting British Goods
    Gandhi launched a series of non-violent actions against British rule. He had the indians boycott British goods especially textiles, and urged indians to only wear cotton grown and woven in India.
  • Salt March

    Salt March
    Britain charged and taxed Indians for salt and didnt allow them to get salt from the sea. During the Salt March Ghandi with 78 followers marched toward to sea to protest against the British. By the time they reached the sea, there were thousands of marchers that had joined.
  • Salt March Embarassed Britain

    Salt March Embarassed Britain
    The salt march embarrassed Britian. They were brutally clubbing peaceful marchers who tried to occupy a government saltworks. In india, the British officials were jailing people who asked for basic freedom that British people had.
  • A Seperate Muslim State

    A Seperate Muslim State
    In 1930s The muslim League gained a new leader named Muhammad Ali Jinnah. He represented Muslim interests within the Congress party. Later, he looked to make a seperate muslim state called Pakistan, which means "land of the pure"
  • WWII Begins

    WWII Begins
    India was gaining Independance when World War II started. Britian postponed further action on independance for India and brought them into the war without there consent. Some Indians campaigned against this and were thrown in jail by the British while other millions of Indians helped Britian in the war
  • WWII ends

    WWII ends
    When the war ended in 1945 they could not delay Indias Independance anymore but a new problem happend as Hindu-Muslim violence raged on the Indian subcontinent
  • After WWII

    After WWII
    Britain finally agreed to India's Independance but the problem was what would hapen to muslims in a Hindu-dominated India
  • Muhhamad Ali Jinnah

    Muhhamad  Ali Jinnah
    Muhhamad Ali Jinnah insisted that muslims get there own state
  • Two States

    Two States
    In 1947 Britain divided India into Hindu-India and Muslim-Pakistan
  • Tradgedy Unfolds

    Tradgedy Unfolds
    Hindus and Muslims couldn't stay away since they were side by side. This made for violence in northern India. Hindu mobs killed muslims fleeng to Pakistan. Muslims killed Hindu neighbors. Millions were killed .
  • Ghandi is killed

    Ghandi is killed
    Ghandi returned to Satyagraha and was shot and killed by a Hindu extremist.