Timeline of India's Independence and Democracy:
From 1857 to 1947
The Timeline of India’s Independence and Democracy: From 1857 to 1947 highlights the milestones in India’s hundred years’ struggle for freedom, independence, and democracy.
Though colonized by the Great Britain Empire for almost 200 years, the Indians never gave up their hope for liberty. During 1857 and 1858, the Indians rose against the rule of British East India Company. The Indian Rebellion of 1857 was ultimately unsuccessful, but it still proved to be an important watershed in the history of Indian-British relations and marked the beginning of the Indian Independence Movement. Then did the Non-Cooperation Movement come in 1920 and Mahatma Gandhi rose as one of the most important contributors to India’s decolonization. In 1942, Gandhi led the Quit India Campaign, a mass protest demanding "An Orderly British Withdrawal" from India.
During World War 2, India, the forgotten front of the war, fought with distinction throughout the world while persistently striving for their own independence from the Great Britain Empire. Gandhi’s famous 'Dear Friend' letters to Hitler were also written during this time. In 1947, Indians finally saw their independence from the British and long-awaited self-governing India legally came into existence.
The Timeline of India’s Independence and Democracy: From 1857 to 1947 guides the readers through India’s nonstop quest for sovereignty against the British, starting with the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and ending with the Partition of India in 1947. This book presents a clear and concise review of this epic period witnessed by the Indian Subcontinent.