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Tracking India's Independence

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In the struggle for freedom, there were some landmark addresses in the country that bore witness to the  winds of nationalism, which was sweeping India. Starting from the first war of independence in 1857 to the Quit India movement in 1942, and many other significant events before and after, many famous places and monuments were a part of the freedom movement. The Lucknow Residency, which was the stage for  important events connected to the 1857 war and Dandi, where Mahatma Gandhi's unforgettable call for salt satyagraha was held, are all part of this impressive list. 

Check out this Clipbook to relive the scenes that played out in these places that were an intrinsic part of the fight for independence.      

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Lucknow Residency

Built in 1800, the residency became the stage for the most dramatic events of the Siege of Lucknow, a 147-day siege that claimed the lives of thousands. The siege was part of the First War of Independence in 1857. The compound has been left as it ...

Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad

This ashram was Mahatma Gandhi’s headquarters from 1917 to 1930 during the long struggle for Indian independence. It’s said Gandhi chose this site because it lay between a jail and a cemetery, and any satyagrahi (non-violent resister) was bound to...

Port Blair

The present capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair played an important role during the freedom struggle. Firstly, the British had constructed a huge cellular jail on the island where Indian prisoners were kept. Secondly, Netaji Subhash...

Aga Khan Palace, Pune

Built in 1892 by Sultan Aga Khan III, this lofty building was where the Mahatma and other prominent nationalist leaders were imprisoned by the British for about two years following Gandhi’s Quit India resolution in 1942.

Netaji Bhawan, Kolkata

Celebrating the life and vision of Subhas Chandra Bose, this museum was the place from which Netaji made his famous ‘Great Escape’ from British-imposed house arrest in January 1941. Some rooms retain a 1940s feel and the original getaway car is pa...

Red Fort, Delhi

This massive fort is a sandstone carcass of its former self, but it still conjures up memories of the splendour of Mughal Delhi. This is where Pandit Nehru, the first Prime Minister of Independent India, hoisted the Tricolour on August 15, 1947.

Dandi, Jalalpore District, Gujarat

Dandi shot to world fame when Gandhiji led the famous Dandi March from Sabarmati Ashram near Ahmedabad on 12 March 1930. On the 24th day, i.e. 06 April 1930, Gandhi ji reached Dandi and made salt as a protest against the tax imposed on salt by the...

Gowalia Tank Maidan, Bombay

The famous Quit India Movement also known as August Kranti was launched from this city in 1942. At the historic Bombay session of Indian National Congress which began on the 7th August 1942 at Gowalia Tank Maidan, Mahatma Gandhi gave a call of Qui...

Champaran, Bihar

In the year 1917, Gandhiji began his active involvement in India's politics from Chamaran in Bihar. At Champaran, the farmers were being forced to grow unremunerative indigo plant which yielded blue dye. Gandhiji was called upon by some activists ...

Gandhi Smriti, Delhi

Gandhi Smriti was originally the residence of industrialist BD Birla, but was later converted into a memorial for Mahatma Gandhi, as he used to stay here when he visited Delhi. It is also significant because this is also where Gandhi was assassina...

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