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Top Events That Shaped India's Independence

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When Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India said, “At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom…’ it marked the beginning of a new dawn for India and its people.

But, what about the events that finally led to that glorious moment? We all know about Mahatma Gandhi, who spearheaded the struggle for independence. But, the events such as the Government of India Act, the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, the formation of the Indian National Congress are of equal importance.

Do you know that during the Non-Cooperation Movement, British goods were boycotted? Or, that the Lucknow Pact highlighted Hindu-Muslim unity. Little did the British know that Mahatma Gandhi’s return from South Africa in 1915 would spark new life into India’s freedom struggle.

On the occasion of India’s 72nd Independence Day, we bring you events that shaped India’s independence. Click through the pages to read and know more about the struggle behind our independence.

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The Revolt Of 1857

The Revolt of 1857 was one of the first major events in India's battle for independence. Although many people believe the greased cartridges to be the immediate cause of the revolt, there were many other factors as well. In the end, the mutineers ...

Formation Of Indian National Congress In 1885

The Indian National Congress was an organisation, which was born out of the desire to have a strong medium of communication among the Indians. There was growing discontent among the majority of the Indian public who felt that the British could no ...

Mahatma Gandhi Returns To India In 1915

One of the most defining events that shaped India’s independence was the return of Mahatma Gandhi to India from South Africa in the year 1915. Even before he arrived, his fight against the cruel practice of apartheid in Africa had made news all ov...

Lucknow Pact Between Congress And Muslim League, 1916

The Lucknow Pact was one of the first significant symbol of unity between the Indian National Congress and the All-India Muslim League. The main objective of the pact was to ask the British government to give more authority to Indians. While the C...

Independence Day: Restaurants Serve India On A Platter

This Independence Day, restaurants all over the country are going all out to promote the festive spirits as they serve an array of dishes, which have the stamp of independence on them.

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