The Events that Led to the Indian Independence (Daniela Guerra)

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In History
  • Sepoy Mutiny

    Sepoy Mutiny
    The capture of the Indian capital city Delhi by rebellious sepoys and Indians who joined them against the British.
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    Indian Nationalism

  • British take Command

    British take Command
    The British regain control because of the Indians' poor leadership. A British governer-general is placed in India to carry out the governmen't orders. (Earl of Canning)
  • Indian National Congress

    Indian National Congress
    Nationalism led to the creation of this group. First they were concentrated in specific indian concerns. Later on they would be concentrated on self- government.
  • Muslim League

    Muslim League
    Another nationalist group. This was partly caused because of the division of pronvinces by religion. Also, the Muslim League concentrated in minor Indian concerns and then towards self government.
  • Armistar Massacre (Movie)

    Armistar Massacre (Movie)
    A British commander believed the Indians were defying the ban of public meetings. So, he ordered a complete assault killing 400 Indians and leaving 1,200 wounded.
  • Meeting with the British Government (Movie)

    Meeting with the British Government (Movie)
    After the Amristar Massacre Gandhi met up with the British representatives/ viceroy. In this meeting Gandhi spoke in behalf of the Indians, that that harsh treatments and those killings were in vain. He insisted that the only way to remedy it was for the British to leave India forever, however the British officials denied. Finally, Gandhi said that they would eventually "walk out of India."
  • Indian Return from War

    Indian Return from War
    The Indians had enlisted in the British troops during WW1. As a result the British had promised reforms that would've lead to self government. But, the British government ignored their service in WW1. Natonalistic feelings grew and Indian radicals showed their hatred to the British rule.
  • Rowlatt Acts

    Rowlatt Acts
    A Law passed by the British which allowed the government to jail prisoners without trial for as long as 2 years. To the Indians this was a violation to their rights.
  • Civil Disobedience

    Civil Disobedience
    The Congress party issued a civil disobedience. They disobeyed the law with peaceful means to gain independence and weaken the British's economy and authority.
  • Boycotts (Movie)

    Boycotts (Movie)
    Gandhi convinced the rest of the Indians to upstain from buying British goods, attending government schools and paying British taxes. He convinced Indians to weave thei own cloth an to stop buying cloth from the British. In the movie they burnt the British clothe.
  • Strikes (Movie)

    Strikes  (Movie)
    The civil disobediences took a toll on the British's economy. They struggled to keep trains running.
  • Demonstrations

    Demonstrations
    British struggled to keep factories operating and crowded jails from bursting. Indians were arrested for their participation in such strikes and demonstrations.
  • Salt March

    Salt March
    Defy the British law that Indians could only buy salt from the government. Gandhi led a march where Indians collected salt.
  • Salt March (Movie)

    Salt March (Movie)
    The British owned and sold salt to the Indians. The British would enforce high taxes on this salt. Gandhi's followers walked 240 miles to the seacoast to collect salt and defy the British authorities. Then the British police attacked the Indians and seized many while the Indians remained peaceful.
  • Hunger Strikes (Movie)

    Hunger Strikes (Movie)
    Gandhi often recured to hunger strikes. He would stop eating as a way to protest against the British. He also used hunger strikes because he knew British authorities would be loathed if he were to die under their custody.
  • Government of India Act

    Government of India Act
    An act that provided the Indians self government and limited democratic elections, but not total independence.
  • Battle of Religions

    Battle of Religions
    During the summer of 1947 10 million people were moving in the Indian subcontinent. A lot of violence between different religions erupted. Muslims, Sikhas, Hinuds were fighting each other when heading to Pakistan. Up to 1 million people died because of those events.
  • The British House of Commons

    The British House of Commons
    Passed an act that granted 2 nations, India and Pakistan, independence in one monoth's time.
  • Death of Gandhi

    Death of Gandhi
    Because of so much violence and Gandhi's inclanation to help, he asked for fair treatment towards the Muslim refugees in Delhi. As a result, he was murdered by an Hindu extremist who thought Gandhi was being overprotective towards the Muslims.