Modern India Timeline

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In History
  • The Sepoy Rebellion

    The Sepoy Rebellion
    The Sepoy Rebellion took place over several of months. This conflict was between the British and the Sepoys, Indian troops that served in the British army. It started by the Sepoys hearing that the new rifles were by greased with beef or pork fat. Since Indians do not eat cows and other animals and they worship the cow for being sacred they rebelled on the British causing the sepoy rebellion. (World Cultures: A Global Mosaic pg.196) (image:
  • The British Government

    The British Government
    After the Sepoy Rebellion, India went through many political changes. One of those changes were the British taking over India as a colony. After they accomplished that they then sent the last Mughal Emperor into exile. (WC pg.196) (image:
  • Queen Victoria of Britain

    Queen Victoria of Britain
    18 years after the British took over Britain as a colony Queen Victoria took the title Empress on India. This not only gave Britain more power over India but it also showed there dominance. (WC pg.196) (image:
  • The Indian National Congess (INC)

    The Indian National Congess (INC)
    The Indian National Congress (INC) called for gradual change on British rule. It was one of the most successful groups to do so and it also let the British create more government jobs for Indians. (WC pg.198) (image:
  • Rabindranath Tagore

    Rabindranath Tagore
    Tagore won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1913. He was also the first non-european to win a nobel prize in that category. He is was bon in Bengali, India and had been writing poetry since 6 years old. He has changed the way we write peotry forever. (WC pg.159 and (image:
  • Mohandas Gandhi

    Mohandas Gandhi
    Mohandas Gandhi took over the leadership of the Congress after World War I. During this he also united large sections of Indian people. Britain then slowly turned over control to India in some areas. (WC pg.198) (image:
  • The Salt March

    The Salt March
    The Salt March was a nonviolent protest on the tax Britain put on salt. Gahdi led followers on a 200-mile march from his home to the coast to make salt from sea water. Gandhi and 50,000 other Indians were arrested. Britain used force eventhough it was a nonviolent protest. People debated whether Britain should hold onto India. (WC pg.202) (image:
  • The Indian Independence Act

    The Indian Independence Act
    The Indian Independence Act ended of British rule and gave India its independence. It also divided India into a Hindu-dominated India and created Pakistan which had a Muslim majority. (WC pg.203) (image:
  • The Indian Constitution

    The Indian Constitution
    Indian leaders gathered to write the Indian Constitution and like the United States constitution, it set up a federal system. It cosist of the central government, governments of 25 states, and 7 territories. It also divides power between the federal and stae governments. (WC pg.205) (image:
  • Farm production

    Farm production
    In India, farming increased by new irrigation systems that allowed farmers to provide and store water. Because of this investment farmers in India are now able to grow better crops to feed their families with or even some of their communtywith the healthy crops they can now produce. (WC pg.211) (image:
  • The Cricket World Cup

    The Cricket World Cup
    In 1983, India won its first ever Cricket World Cup. They won in the final owing defeating the West Indies in a strong bowling performance. They won with a more attack minded batting line-up with stroke makers such as Mohammed Azharuddin, Dilip Vengsarkar and all-rounder Ravi Shastri. ( (image:
  • Nuclear weapons

    Nuclear weapons
    By this time Pakistan and India were both starting to produce nuclear weapons and testing them. They both had successful nuclear weapons test in 1998 and have been continuing to its nuclear weapons stocks since then. Both countries look at nuclear weapons as a national pride. (WC pg.224) (image:
  • India's population

    India's population
    India's population hit 1 billion in 1999. The country celebrated all over India for the birth of the 1 billionth human being in India. This event was not only exciting but it showed the problems of overpopulation. (WC pg.159) (image:
  • India vs. Pakistan

    India vs. Pakistan
    In this year India fired on Pakistani military post which caused the dividing of the line of control in Kashmir for a year. This event caused even more tension between India and Pakistan and pulled them closer to war. ( (image:
  • Nuclear agreement

    Nuclear agreement
    At this time the United States signed a nuclear agreement with India. In return, the United States gave India access to civilian nuclear technology. This also helped strengthen ties Between the United States an India. ( (image:
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