India was a British colony. It earned its independence from the British on 15/08/1947. Day before that
Pakistan which was created as a result of partition of British India was established and flanked on two
sides of India: West Pakistan which is called today Pakistan, and east Pakistan, now...
early twentieth century the British Raj was an oppressive regime?
Jan 09 How far do these sources suggest that the aim of British rule in India was to ‘elevate’ the Indian people (Source 9, line 1)?
Jan 10 How far do Sources 10, 11 and 12 suggest that British rule in India, in the years before...
independence of India had begun almost 90 years before in 1857, when a group of sepoys mutinied against the East India Company.
Nevertheless it needed another 90 years for India to become an Independent State.
But, today, one must take a moment to ask oneself – is India really free and independent...
coming to an end, Britain decided to relive India from their power but not before June 1948. However, the impending independence more so enhanced the violence between Hindus and Muslims in the provinces of Punjab and Bengal. The communal violence grew so large that it became impossible for new viceroy...
INDIA since independence
India was a British colony. It earned its independence from the British on 15/08/1947. Day before that Pakistan which was created as a result of partition of British India was established and flanked on two sides of India: West Pakistan which is called today Pakistan...
is a book by Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins. It describes the events in the Indian independence movement in 1947-48, beginning with the appointment of Lord Mountbatten as the last viceroy of British India, and ending with the death and funeral of Mahatma Gandhi.
The authors having interviewed...
The Awakening of a Sleeping Tiger: India in the Decades Post-Liberalization
“It has been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity.” Kofi Anan is attributed with this saying, one that succinctly summarizes globalization’s...
administration of India
India is a democracy. Before its independence its future leaders chose the liberal democratic system as the administration system of India. On 26/01/1950, India declared itself as Republic. On this day the Constitution of India came into force. Today India is a federation...
struggle. Bipin Chandra in his book, India’s struggle for Independence puts it, “Before we end this chapter (Quit India Movement), a brief look at the Indian National Army is essential”, and then spares a single page for the very essential technical details (seemingly for a memorisation exercise) on...
lead in the 1920s in India caused Britain to
grant independence to the Indian subcontinent after WWII. Similarly, independence movements
in Africa also succeed, as South Africa gains independence before World War II, Egypt (under
the lead of Gamal Nasser) gains independence in the 1950s. The...
in history, particularly in the period when India was under British rule which lasted for almost two centuries before India finally won its independence on 15 August 1947. The sole purpose of the British colonial rule in India was to reduce the country to being a feeder economy for Great Britain’s...
Special features of the labour movement in the post independence period
Before Independence, there was a common cause of independence from colonial rule for trade unions to be in unity. But post independence split became more prominent. As AITUC became communist dominant before independence, so...
Movement,” which declared that if the British did not accede to the demands for Indian independence, a massive Civil Disobedience would be launched (Bose and Jalal, 133). However, once Britain arrested the top Congress Party leaders, the Quit India Movement fizzed out entirely before it even had a...
The majority of the Indian subcontinent was under British colonial rule from 1858 to 1947. This period saw the gradual rise of the Indian independence movement to gain independence from foreign rule. The movement culminated in the formation of the Dominion of India on 15 August 1947, along with the...
approach to British rule won independence for India, he was then assassinated by a religious fanatic.
He studied law at University College in London. Students weren't very fond of him just because he was Indian.
Gandhi declared that he would go to jail or even die before obeying an anti-Asian law...
Independence Day, observed annually on 15 August, is a national holiday in India commemorating the nation's independence from British rule on 15 August 1947. India attained freedom following an independence movement noted for largely nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience...
hand, soon after
Independence, India chose to grant this right to all its
citizens regardless of gender, class or education.
A second feature of the Constitution was that it
guaranteed equality before the law to all citizens,
regardless of their caste or religious affiliation. There
Health Insurance in India is in its Infancy Health is a human right, which has also been accepted in the constitution. Health care has always been a problem area for India. Before independence the health structure was in dismal condition with a high morbidity and high mortalities, and prevalence...
Amry. Subhas Chandra Bose was a very popular Indian Nationalist before and throughout World War Two. At the outbreak of war instead of going to Japan for help S.C. Bose went to Germany to try to side with Europeans for Indian Independence. Unfortunately for S.C. Bose and India, the European Axis...
civil disobedience movement launched in India in response to Mohandas Gandhi's call for immediate independence. Declaring that the British presence in India Gandhi called upon the British to "quit India", but the Mahatma and all members of the were arrested before the dawn of that movement in...
Anti-Colonial Nationalism in British Colonial India
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A thorough analysis of India during the fight for freedom from colonial British rule must include three different aspects: the origins, the nature, and the scope of the conflict. The...
“At the stroke of the midnight hour, whenthe world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.” These were the historical words of our first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, on the eve of India's much awaited Independence Day. However, has India really woken up from its sleep of dreams and aspirations...
kavita. Although India obtained its independence on August 15, 1947, the Constitution of India came into effect only on January 26, 1950. During the transition period from 1947 to 1950, King George VI was the head of country. C. Rajagopalachari served as the Governor-General of India during this period...
in 2004.The Republic Day Parade is an annual military and cultural parade held in the Indian Capital of New Delhi on 26 January, the Republic Day of India. Republic Day is celebrated with the hoisting of the national flag, and parades by the armed forces and school children all over the country. The largest...
In India, Republic Day honors the date on which the Constitution of India came into force replacing the Government of India Act 1935 as the governing document of India on 26 January 1950.
The date of 26 January was chosen to honour the declaration of independence of 1930. It is one of the three...
One is Independence Day(15th August) and the other, Republic Day (26th January). The former is a historical even when India gained independence in 1947 and freed herself from the foreign yoke after a protracted campaign for freedom, whereas the latter bestowed historicity on the day when India became...
Nawab of Bengal. The Battle lasted no more than a few hours, and indeed the outcome of the battle had been decided long before the soldiers came to the battle field because most of Nawab’s soldiers were bribed to lose the battle. Jawaharlal Nehru, in the Discovery of India, justly describes Clive as...
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On the eve of India’s independence, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru famous speech “Tryst with Destiny” marked the beginning of a free India with words symbolizing hope and triumph.
India got its independence from the clutches of British rule on 15th August 1947. It was this day when India’s tricolor...
India got its independence from Britishers in 1947 who ruled India for over 190 years. First through East India Company, and then British Raj was esstablished. What led British to take over India? India was a country of diversities viz-a...