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Timeline of Indian History

  • Sepoys

    A sepoy was formerly the designation given to an Indian soldier in the service of a European power. In the modern Indian Army, Pakistan Army and Bangladesh Army it remains in use for the rank of private soldier.
  • Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
    He was the preeminent leader of Indian nationalism in British ruled India. Employing non-violent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.
  • Indian National Congress

    Indian National Congress
    It is one of the two major political parties in India, the other being the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). It is the largest and one of the oldest democratic political parties in the world.
  • Muslim League

    Muslim League
    The All-India Muslim League, was founded by the All India Muhammadan Educational Conference at Bangladesh in 1906, in the context of the circumstances that were generated over the partition of Bengal in 1905.
  • Rowlatt Act

    the act passed by the British in colonial India in March 1919, indefinitely extending "emergency measures" (of the Defence of India Regulations Act) enacted during the First World War in order to control public unrest and root out conspiracy.
  • Amritsar Massacre

    Amritsar Massacre
    Amritsar massacre, took place in the Jallianwala Bagh public garden in the northern Indian city of Amritsar, and was ordered by Brigadier-General Reginald E.H. Dyer. On Sunday 13 April 1919, Dyer was convinced that a major insurrection was at hand. He banned all meetings, and hearing a meeting of 15,000 to 20,000 people had assembled he marched his fifty riflemen to a raised bank and ordered them to shoot at the crowd which included men, women, and children.
  • Mahatma

    is Sanskrit for "Great Soul". It is similar in usage to the modern Christian term saint.
  • Dominion Status

    It refers to one of a group of autonomous polities that were nominally under British sovereignty, constituting the British Empire and British Commonwealth, beginning in the latter part of the 19th century.
  • Civil disobedience

    Civil disobedience is the active, professed refusal to obey certain laws, demands, and commands of a government, or of an occupying international power.