Do you know when our independence movement took shape for the first time ?
Asked by radhakrishnan, 15 Aug '09 03:49 am
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The Indian Independence Movement consisted of efforts by Indians to obtain political independence from British, French and Portuguese rule; it involved a wide spectrum of Indian political organizations, philosophies, and rebellions between 1857 and India's independence on August 15, 1947. The initial Indian rebellion of 1857 was sparked when soldiers serving in the British East India Company's British Indian Army and Indian kingdoms rebelled against British hegemony. After the revolt was crushed, India developed a class of educated elites whose political organising sought Indian political rights and representation while largely remaining loyal to the British Empire. However, increasing public disenchantment with British rule owing to the suppression of civil liberties, political rights, and culture as well as alienation from issues facing common Indians led to an upsurge in revolutionary activities aimed at overthrowing British authority. The movement came to a head between 1918 and ...moreAnswered by inquisitive, 15 Aug '09 04:31 am
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