In 1945, muslims were about 25 percent of india's population they were scattered across the sub-continent and were a majority of the population in india's. Read our list of surprising facts about india's independence and the truth behind the history that you think you know. The history of india's independence is the story of a prolong struggle to gain independence from the british rule presenting a timeline of events elaborating. Front page of the times of india on 15 august 1947, carrying news reports on the first independence daymohandas gandhi's reputation as the indian spiritual . We all know august 15, 1947 was india's independence day but do you know why that specific date was chosen and who it affected the most.
According to the history archives of the uk parliament, india became a dominion within the british commonwealth at midnight on 15th august 1947 at this time. Pre-independence india did better conservation m k ranjitsinh has been involved in conservation for more than 40 years rajat ghai speaks. The 71st independence day of india is around the corner and the nation is all set for celebrations india gained independence from the british.
The indian independence bill, which carves the independent nations of india and pakistan out of the former mogul empire, comes into force at the stroke of. The indian independence movement encompasses the efforts to free india from british rule from the nineteenth century until the granting of. India celebrates independence day on august 15 each year india became an independent nation on august 15, 1947, so a gazetted holiday is held annually to .
Here is a list of some eminent freedom fighters who played significant role in the indian independence movement indian must salute these. Indian independence may refer to: independence day (india), india's independence from the british empire on 15 august 1947 indian independence act 1947,. Every year, india and pakistan celebrate independence day to pay tribute to those who fought for their nation's freedom though both. Since independence, india had many political problems many predicted that india would not survive as a single democratic country, but would break up into. Although hitler committed crimes against humanity, i give him credit—and not gandhi—for india's independence immediately after world war ii hitler destroyed.
Archival sources on indian independence movement. India celebrates 66 years of independence from british rule thursday here are some things you should know about the country's journey to. British pathe newsreels related to india's independence day on the 15th august 1947 this year it's the 65th anniversary of indian and pakistani independence.
It's been 70 years since independence and india has come a long way since she broke free from the british rule on the fateful day of august 15. Independence day is an annual national festival celebrated as anniversary of national independence to commemorate india's independence from british empire. Indian independence and struggle for freedom, the impact and aftermath of partiton of india and current scenario of india. The history of indian independence is a long and chequered one it was on this act of rebellion on 29th march 1857 by indian soldiers in the british army at.
Seventy years after independence, india is the world's largest democracy, one of its most diverse societies, and the economy with growth potential that could. Although the 1942 'quit india' movement was hardly peaceful, gandhi's 'do or die' address inspired a nation to unify against its british.
Independence day, in india, national holiday celebrated annually on august 15 independence day marks the end of british rule in 1947 and the establishment. India is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its independence from british colonial rule bbc reporter justin rowlatt (@bbcjustinr) has an. Discover the origins of the movement for indian independence and the response of the british government in this clip from a 1965 university of the air program,.