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Indian Nationalism and Independence Timeline

  • The Sepoy Mutniy and Indians Start to Rebel

    The Sepoy Mutniy and Indians Start to Rebel
    More than 80% of Indian soldiers refused to accept the cartridges after gossip spread around them that their cartridges of the new Enfield rifles got greased. In addition on May 10 the soldiers captured the city of Delhi and the rebellion spread to Northern and Southern India. This has been called the Sepoy Mutiny.
  • The Turning Point

    The Turning Point
    The mutiny made a huge impact in Indian history, the British government took complete control over India. The part of India that lived under Britain’s rule was called Raj. Also East India Company had a leading power in India.
  • Nationalist Groups Form

    Nationalist Groups Form
    Growth in nationalism led to founding of nationalist groups like the Indian National Congress or Congress Party to rid India from British rule. This groups worked to reach independence from the British. It also was the “Rise of nationalism,” 72 Indian lawyers gathered together in Bombay to form the Congress Party, it was created because of the struggle to fight the British rule.
  • Gandhi Kicked Out of the Train

    Gandhi Kicked Out of the Train
    South Africa, Gandhi was on a train and the train officer does not believe that he is an attorney because his skin was colored. After having a little discussion whether he was a real attorney the train officer kicked him out of the train. He was sitting in first class and was acting as a real educated man in which in that time the colored people didn’t have that much privileges.
  • Natal Indian Congress

    Natal Indian Congress
    Gandhi created the Natal Indian Congress he opposed a bill that attempted for Indians to vote in South Africa. He failed but made many issues and injustices be changed and be successful.
  • Gandhi Beaten Down

    Gandhi Beaten Down
    Gandhi was beaten down by a white mob in Durban. He refused to press charges which later created the "nono-violence" statement. This incident brought to him many followers and for him to be well knoen around the country.
  • Indian Nationalism Grows

    Indian Nationalism Grows
    A group called The Muslim League was formed to fight for the Independence from the British. They were proclaiming self-government. Even though Indians and Muslims didn’t get along they got together to fight for their independence.
  • Gandhi Arrives to Bombay

    Gandhi Arrives to Bombay
    People welcome Gandhi as a hero when he landed on January 9, 1915, at the Apollo Bunder in Bombay.
  • World War 1 Increases Nationalism

    World War 1 Increases Nationalism
    Indian troops who were at war returned home. They expected the British to treat them good, but instead once again they were not treated as good and this caused acts of violence against them. Nationalism in India intensified.
  • The Rowlatt Acts and The Massacre of Armisatar

    The Rowlatt Acts and The Massacre of Armisatar
    The Rowlatt Acts and The Massacre of Armisatar
  • Rise of a Leader For Muslims

    Rise of a Leader For Muslims
    Gandhi never wanted the Hindus and Muslims to have problems. He always wanted them to fight together against the British. He started gaining Muslim followers and support in his movements.
  • Civil Disobedience

    Civil Disobedience
    The Congress Party declared a civil disobedience “foundation” later led by Gandhi to weaken the British government and economic power in India. British arrested thousands of Indians because of the disobedience during strikes. Even though Gandhi pleaded for non-violence the protests often became riots and many people were killed.
  • The Salt March

    The Salt March
    British laws were created which said theat Indians could not buy salt fro anyone else but the government, they even had to pay taxes for it. Gandhi and his followersrefused to do so, they walked about 240 miles in a peaceful protest to the seacoast. There they collected their own salt buy letting salt water evaporate. This protest was called The Salt March.
  • Gandhi Arrested Again

    Gandhi Arrested Again
    Gandhi was again arrested because of his thoughts that didn't agree with oter people at The Round Table Conference in London. He was isolated from his followers so that they could get rid of his influence.
  • British Give Some Self-Rule

    British Give Some Self-Rule
    British parliament passed the Government of India Act. As a result it gave them self-government and limited democratic elections. They still didn’t achieve complete independence but they had some. This also made tensions over Muslims and Hindus which never agreed with each other, they had different visions of the future.
  • British Imprision Gandhi

    British Imprision Gandhi
    After Gandhi demanded for independence from the Britains they respond to him by imprisioning him and many other Congress leaders.
  • 21-Day HUnger Protest

    21-Day HUnger Protest
    Gandhi began a 21 day hunger strike for the unity of Hindu-Muslim after the first Non-Coorperation Movement. He was against the separation of India. Later on he was overruled by the Muslim League.
  • India Gets Partitioned

    India Gets Partitioned
    India gets partitioned (separated) from British India, India and Pakistan, India became an independent nation. Still there was some tension between the countries.
  • The Change and the Assasination

    The Change and the Assasination
    After Gandhi was murdered and a lot of people were gathered together because of the assasination the governor of India was replaced because of his actions and decisions.