Revolutionary Times in India

  • The first Indian war of Independence.

    The first Indian war of Independence.
    The cartridges of the Indian Soldiers were greased with beef and pork fat. Hindus and Muslims who believe that the cow is sacred and muslims don’t eat pork. They got very mad when they heard about the news. On May 10, 1857, the sepoys started a rebellion in the Delhi and then moved to the north and central India.
  • British Take complete control

    British Take complete control
    The revolution and the mutiny was a changing point in Indian History. In 1858 the British government took direct and complete control of India.
  • Nationalist Groups

    Nationalist Groups
    The growing of Nationalism in India created two different nationalist groups. One group called the Indian National Congress was founded in 1885. The other group was later founded in 1906.
  • Southern Africa

    Southern Africa
    On that date Gandhi went on a train and the british discriminated their color of skin and they threw him out of the train. Gandhi thought this was unfair so he started to take action.
  • Muslim Nationalist Group

    In 1906 the nationalist group was called the Muslim League and was founded in 1906. At first both groups concentrated on specific things for Indians but after time they wanted to create their own government .
  • Hatred against British

    Indian troops returned home after fighting in World War 1. They expected britain to treat them as normal people but they were still treated as second class citizens. Indian people started to make acts of violence to show hatred against the British.
  • Rowlatt Act

    In 1919 the british accepted the Rowlatt Acts. These laws were created so that the government would jail protester for as long as two years. To add on to protest the Rowlatt Acts around 10,00 Muslims and Hindus gathered in a festival to fast and pray and listen to political speeches. These union between the Muslims and the Hindus shocked the british.
  • Civil Disobedience

    In 1920 the Congress party endorsed civil disobedience the refusal to obey an unjust law, and use non-violence to achieve independence. Also the british arrested thousands of Indians who participated in strikes and demonstrations.
  • Chauri Chaura

    The Chauri Chaura incident occurs, when a group of about 3000 kills some policemen. With the Non-cooperation movement taking a violent form, this is the last thing that Gandhi wants to do to the british.
  • Revolution in India

    Murder of Lala Lajpat Rai and, revolutionary activities.
  • Independence Day

    Independence Day
    The Indian National Congress declares 26 January 1930 as Independence Day, or the day for Poorna Swaraj (Complete Independence).
  • Salt March

    Salt March
    Gandhi organized a march to defy they hated to pay the government for salt and the tax. So he and his followers walked 240 miles to the seacoast there they got salt by evaporating seawater. This was called the salt march.
  • British taking action

    Second Round Table Conference, Revolution leaders are hanged by the Birtish government on March 23.
  • Greater Political Power

    Gandhi and his followers with time they achieved greater political power for the Indian people. The British government created the India Act. It provided self-government, limited democratic elections, and not a total independence. However the Muslims and the Hindus would have problems. Hindus outnumber the Muslims so they feared that the Hindus would take control of India.
  • WW2

    WWII breaks out and there is political deadlock in India
  • Civil disobedience spread out

    Civil disobedience spread out
    India resolution was passed by the Bombay session, which led to the start of a historical civil disobedience movement across India. Bose was another important leader of the India, besides Jawaharlal Nehru and Mahatma Gandhi. He was the president of the Indian National Congress, and founded a nationalist force called the Indian National Army (INA).
  • INA

    INA men tried. Muslim League Adamant about Pakistan.
  • Partition of India

    Partition of India
    The northwest and eastern regions in India was were most of the Muslims lived. So they would become a new nation that is now called Pakistan. It is divided into two, West Pakistan and East Pakistan. In addition the British house of Commons passed an acted on July 16, 1947 that granted pakistan and India independence in one month.Everyone in that short time had to decide where to go. During the summer of 1947 10 million people were on the move on Indian territory. Violence started to take action
  • Gandhi Assasinated

    Gandhi Assasinated
    Gandhi went to the Indian Capital Delhi, in there he became a victim of the nation’s violence. On January 30, 1948 a man shot gandhi and killed him. However Sri Lanka gained its independence on February of 1948.