Gandhi jayanti 2

The Story of A Peaceful Revolution - Indian Nationalism Timeline

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    Indian Revolution Timespan

  • Indians Start to Rebel & The Sepoy Mutiny.

    Indians Start to Rebel & The Sepoy Mutiny.
    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.
  • British Empire Takes Over

    British Empire Takes Over
    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 Begin to Form

    Nationalist Groups Begin to 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 formed because of the struggle to fight the British rule.
  • Gandhi is kicked out of Train.

    Gandhi is kicked out of Train.
    While traveling to South Africa, Gandhi was on a train sitting in First Class and the train officer did not believe that he was an attorney because his skin was colored. After having a little discussion whether he was a real attorney and if he could sit in first class, the train officer kicked him out of the train. This enraged Gandhi, and is potentially the entire motive which began his movement in the Indian Revolution.
  • Natal India Congress is Formed.

    Natal India Congress is Formed.
    Natal Indian Congress was formed. This Congress made many issues and injustices Indian people had, to be changed for the better.
  • 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 raised awareness of his cause, alongside making him more widely known throughout India.
  • Indian Nationalism Begins to Grow

    Indian Nationalism Begins to Grow
    Even though Indians and Muslims didn’t get along they got together to fight for their independence. This led to the formation of a group called The Muslim League. It's purpose was to fight for the Independence from the British. They were proclaiming self-government. (The image is of the starting crew the Muslim League had)
  • Satyagraha Campaign Begins

    Satyagraha Campaign Begins
    "Satyagraha" was a term that Gandhi invented for peaceful resistance. On this given day the Satyagraha Passive Resistance Campaign began, calling for non violence resistance against the British and their unfair rulings.
  • Gandhi Arrives to Bombay

    Gandhi Arrives to Bombay
    People welcome Gandhi with respect and honor as a hero when he landed at the Apollo Bunder in Bombay.
  • Great War leads to increase in Nationalism.

    Great War leads to increase in Nationalism.
    Indian troops who were at the "Great War" returned home. Since they had helped the British they expected them to treat them even if just a little bit better. However, instead once again they weren't treated fairly. This led to acts of violence against them, and caused Nationalism in India to intensify.
  • The Rowlatt Acts and The Massacre of Armisatar

    The Rowlatt Acts and The Massacre of Armisatar
    On this date there were serious riots in Ahmedabad (former capital of Gujarat) against the British Empire. After two days (on April 13) a British General, enraged, ordered soldiers to shoot the rioters, leading to at least 379 deaths, or in other words the "Massacre of Amritsar ". Among the killed there were large quantities of eldery people, women and children.
  • Muslims Look up to Gandhi

    Muslims Look up to Gandhi
    Gandhi never wanted the Hindus and Muslims to have problems. He always wanted them to fight together as a signle unit against the British. After being vocal about the need to have equality among all religions, ethnicity, races, etc. 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. Enraged by this, the British began to arrest thousands of Indians because of their "disobedience "during strikes. Additionally, even though Gandhi pleaded for non-violence during the protests , those said protests often became violent riots and many people were killed.
  • Salt March

    Salt March
    British laws were created which said theat Indians could not buy salt from anyone else but the government, they even had to pay taxes for it. Gandhi and his followers, enraged by this absurd policy refused to do so, and so thus walked about 240 miles in a peaceful protest to the seacoast. There they collected their own salt buy letting salt water evaporate.
  • Gandhi Arrested Again

    Gandhi Arrested Again
    Gandhi was once againsted arrested because of his disagreements with the other people at The Round Table Conference in London. & Participating in the Salt March. He was also isolated from his followers in an attempt that they would get "rid of his influence".
  • British Allow Some Self-Ruling

    British Allow Some Self-Ruling
    British parliament passed the Government of India Act. As a result it gave India self-government and limited democratic elections. (They still didn’t achieve complete independence but they had some) However, this also led to some tension to arise between the Muslims and Hindus since they never fully agreed with each other, since they had different visions of the future.
  • Indian Independence

    Indian Independence
    India gets separated from British India and Pakistan. Allowing them to become an independent nation. However, there was still some tension between the countries for religious or govermental reasons.
  • Fasting for Unity

    Fasting for Unity
    Gandhi begins a 3 day hunger strike for the unity of Hindus and the Muslims. He was against the separation of India, however later on he was overruled by the Muslim League.
  • Gandih's assasinated

    Gandih's assasinated
    A man named Godse aproached Gandhi and shot three bullets into him, assasinating him in cold blood. His death marked a period of mourning and sorrow among the population given the grief of Gandhis death. India's Governor was also replaced since people believed he didn't hold India's best interest in mind. Additionally after the mourning of Gandhi's death, many problmes and miunderstandings between India and Pakistan rose, and even lead to violence.