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Timeline of India

  • India's First Railway

    India's First Railway
    The first railway in India was built and provided transport from Mumbai to Thane. By the time India had gained its independence in 1947 it had grown to forty-two rail systems. These events set the framework for what today is one of the largest railway networks in the world. It manages to transport 7651 million passengers and 921 million tons of freight a year. (
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    Timeline of India

  • Sepoy Rebellion

    Sepoy Rebellion
    Sepoys in the East India Company’s army started a mutiny on May 10th in Meerut. This led to numerous other rebellions by Indian citizens across India and severely hurt the East India Company. (
  • Birth of Gandhi

    Birth of Gandhi
    The Birth of Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi was the famous non-violent leader of the Indian Nationalist movement. (
  • Indian National Congress was founded.

    Indian National Congress was founded.
    The Indian national congress was founded. Their main goal was to obtain a greater share of the Indian government’s power.
  • Muslim League was founded.

    Muslim League was founded.
    The Muslim League was founded. Led by Muhammad Ali Jinnah and he started the partition of India which resulted in the creation of Pakistan. (
  • World War I begins.

    World War I begins.
    World War I begins. Indian troops were on the battlefront during the winter of 1914 and fought at the battle of Ypres. (
  • Lucknow Pact was signed.

    Lucknow Pact was signed.
    The Lucknow pact was signed. The Indian National Congress and the Muslim league reached an agreement to pressure the British government to give Indians more authority to run their country. (
  • Armistar Massacre

    Armistar Massacre
    The Amritsar massacre. During an unlawful protest 379 were killed and over 1000 were injured by the British troops. This event also pushed many Indian citizens to join the independence movement. (
  • Khilafat Movement

    Khilafat Movement
    The Khilafat movement was launched. This was a political protest campaign that was launched by Muslims in India to influence the British government.
  • Simon Commision

    Simon Commision
    The Simon Commission was seven members of parliament that were sent to India to research constitutional reform. (
  • Salt March

    Salt March
    The Salt March began. It was a very important movement in the quest for India’s independence. It was led by Gandhi and was one of the best examples of non-violent protest. (
  • Gandhi-Irwin Pact

    Gandhi-Irwin Pact
    It was an agreement between Gandhi and Viceroy of India, Lord Irwin. The terms that were agreed upon were, discontinuation of the civil disobedience movement by the Indian National Congress, participation by the Indian National Congress in the Round Table Conference, withdrawal of all ordinances issued by the British Government imposing curbs on the activities of the Indian National Congress, withdrawal of all prosecutions relating to several types of offenses except those involving violence.
  • Gandhi-Irwin Pact Continued

    Gandhi-Irwin Pact Continued
    Also the release of prisoners arrested for participating in the civil disobedience movement, and removal of the tax on salt, which allowed the Indians to produce, trade, and sell salt legally and for their own private use. (
  • Government of India Act

    Government of India Act
    The Government of India Act was created. It established the Federation of India. It introduced direct elections, and increased the amount of voters from seven million to thirty-five million people. Provinces were reorganized. A federal court was also established. (
  • India Independence Act

    India Independence Act
    India Independence Act was enacted. This removed the British from the Indian empire. This sparked a dispute between Pakistan and India that displaced 12.5 million and resulted in around one million deaths. (
  • Gandhi's Assassination

    Gandhi's Assassination
    Gandhi is assassinated. He was shot by Nathuram Godse, a Hindu nationalist activist. He was killed outside of a building he prayed in when it occurred. (