Indian Independence Movement

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In History
  • Gandhi in South Africa

    Gandhi in South Africa
    Other than in India, Gandhi also makes a great role in the struggle of the Indians civil rights in South Africa. After seeing all the racial discrimination, Gandhi embarked on a crusade against injustice in South Africa that he continued the rest of his life. It was in South Africa that Gandhi's stature gradually began to gain fame. One of his greatest achievements in South America was unification of the heterogeneous Indian community that comprised of disgruntled merchants and the bonded labore
  • Gandhi in England

    Gandhi in England
    Gandhi traveled to England to study law/.
  • Boycotts of British Goods

    Boycotts of British Goods
    Gandhi exhorted Indian men and women, rich or poor, to spend time each day spinning homespun cloth in support of the independence movement, and also include women in the movement at a time when many thought that such activities were not ‘respectable’ for women.
  • Gandhi returns to India

    Gandhi returns to India
    Gandhi arrived at Apollo Bunder in Bombay. Three days later he was honored by the peope of Bombay. Gandhi received a "Kaiser-I-Hind" gold medal in the King’s birthday honours list of 1915. Gandhi agreed with his political mentor that he would go on a "one year probation" where Gandhi would not be exposed to any questions from the public. But his mentor had died while Gandhi was in India.
  • Civil Disobedience Movement

    Civil Disobedience Movement
    The Civil Disobedience Movement was formed under the leadership of Gandhi, and is one onf the most important phases in the Indian National Movement. The main goal was to dissobey unjust laws created by the British Government
  • Amristar Massacre

    Amristar Massacre
    A horrifing day for all Indians who seeked independece, 10,000 people including women, and children gatherd in the Jallianwala Bagh to peacefully protest against the arrest of 2 national congress leaders. The British bruttally attacked these Indians who were protesting
  • Salt March

    Salt March
    People all over India were making salt illegaly, and were getting sent to jail by the British control. On April 6th 1930 Gandhi marched 241 miles on foot and arrived at the coastal village of Dandi, India, where he gathered salt. Gandhi had lead many Indians to dissobey British law. But her never used violence or hatred to obtain Indian freedom. Gandhi believed in loving everyone including ones opponets.
  • Salt March Emabarrases Britain

    Salt March Emabarrases Britain
    The Salt March embarrassed Britain, which took pride in its democratic traditions. But in India, the officials were jailing thousands of Indian citizens who wanted basic freedoms and a better way of living
  • Separate Muslim State

    Separate Muslim State
    The Muslim league gained a leader Muhammad Ali Jinnah. At first, he represented Muslim interest within the congress party but later threw his support behind the idea of a seperate state from muslims. It was called Pakistan, meaning "Land of the pure."
  • WW II begins

    WW II begins
    Britain offended all Indians by post-poning further action on independence, and also bringing India into war with out consulting them. Angry nationalists launched a campaign of non cooperation and but were sent to jail by the British
  • Gandhi is Killed

    Gandhi is Killed
    Gandhi was shot and killed by Hindu extremist. His death helped end the worst violence, but still Hindu-Muslim tensions carried on.
  • Muhammad Ali Jinnah

    Muhammad Ali Jinnah
    Muhammad Ali Jinnah was the leader of the Muslim League. Wanted Muslims to have their own state Pakistan.
  • Two States

    Two States
    Conlficts between Hindus and Muslims helped convince Britain to divide the subcontinent.In 1947 British officials drew borders to create Hindu-India and Muslim-Pakistan braking India into 2 separate states
  • Tragedy Unfolds

    Tragedy Unfolds
    Even though the British had created a border line, many Hindus and Muslims crossed those borders. Hindu and Sikh mobs massacred Muslims fleeting into Pakistan while Muslims slottered Hindu and Sikh people. About 10 million refugees fled their homes and one million or more died
  • WW II ends

    WW II ends
    After WW II ends India found themselves in deep economic problem, they had to rebuild their nation