Events that changed the course of Indian history

India, like all other nations, too possesses its fair share of events of historical importance. These events had the potential to change the course of history and the life of its inhabitants, for good.


India gets Independence

The most auspicious day in the life of India as a nation has to be the Independence Day. The 17th day of August in the year 1947 saw the emergence of India as an independent nation ready to consolidate itself and move on the path of progress. The then British PM James Attlee decided to hand over the rule to Indians as is was getting hard for them to control the desire of the masses to breath in a free air.   After a long and monumental freedom struggle, the great nation of ours finally got rid of the foreign subordination.


Constitution of India comes into existence

Soon after India got independence, a constitution committee came into existence, which was entitled the task to frame the constitution of India. The committee under the leadership of Dr. Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar gave Indian people their constitution on 26 January 1950. This day the world saw the emergence of the largest democracy of the world. The constitution of India is regarded as one of the lengthiest constitutions on the planet is the binding force that keeps the people of the country together.


Partition of India

The joy of newly attained freedom, turned to be a nightmare for some people in India. Because with independence also came the dreadful partition of India, into India and Pakistan. About a 1.5 million people were massacred and 15 million were rendered homeless, as they had to migrate to Pakistan from India and vice versa.  The partition was done on sectarian basis and Mahatma Gandhi, who initially reluctant, had to later succumb to the demand of independent nation for Muslims.


Emergency of 1975

In post independence era, the darkest phase of the world’s largest democracy was evident in the year 1975, when the then Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi imposed Emergency. It was seen as fallout of tussle between the then premier and the judiciary of the nation. In order to “save the state”, all the civilian rights were suspended and media was censored. The PM and her son became despots and made sure that nobody showed the audacity to defy them. Almost all prominent leaders were jailed and many murdered. It lasted for two years and was abolished in the year 1977.

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