PLease pay attention and clarify : according to 1946's Indian Independence act
1.(1) As from the fifteenth day of August, nineteen hundred and forty-seven, two independent Dominions shall be set up in India, to be known respectively as India and Pakistan.
even our entry in common wealth is as British dominion and not as Republic of India
meaning of word "dominion" as per Oxford dictionary is (usually dominions) the territory of a sovereign or government:
have we got independence ?
were our leaders doping when we were bluffed to have freedom ?
(1) I do not attach too much importance to this. Let the British write what ever they want. This act had relevance to us only till 15 August 1947.
(2) You are focusing on the word Dominion but ignoring the adjective "independent". Moreover, even if you apply the Oxford dictionary definition in our case the sovereign are the people of India. Where does it say that we are territory of the British sovereign?
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I always felt those Gandhians used world war 2 as a perfect cover to steal independence from true revolutionaries, who wanted 2 disband the colonial infrastructure. Most of the Gandhi camp had no idea how to run a country, leave alone do it through revolutionary means.
Most of Gandhians were schooled in British governence and had no idea as to an alternative. We had SC Bose, but he tragically died :(