The freedom fighters of maharashtra, known as the marathas took over a major part of india in north and south and fulfilled the dreams of chatrapati shivaji all over india, especially in bengal, avadh and deccan, kings became independent. Uyyalawada narasimha reddy: one of early freedom fighters from south he started war against british in july 1846, 10 years before sepoy rebellion, and gave himself for nation he started war against british in july 1846, 10 years before sepoy rebellion, and gave himself for nation. The history of freedom in india from 1757 to 1947 this is an extract from the first chapter of breaking free of nehru given my readings since 2005-07 when i wrote this book, i could perhaps improve this section if i were to get a chance to revise bfn, but this is still a reasonably good summary of the key facts of the history of freedom in india.
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. This is a timeline of indian history, comprising important legal and territorial changes and political events in india and its predecessor states to read about the background to these events, see history of india.
There were many freedom fighters of indiasome of them are unknown one of them was krantiveera sangolli rayanna we are very familiar with our struggle for freedom and all about the leaders who made the dream of freedom a reality. In 1900, india was part of the british empire but by the end of 1947, india had achieved independence for most of the nineteenth century, india was ruled by the british india was considered the jewel in the crown of the british empire. A freedom fighter is a person engaged in a resistance movement against what they believe to be an oppressive and illegitimate government here are some of the excellent freedom fighters.
A soldier in the army of british east india company, mangal pandey was one of the first freedom fighters of india pandey was a sepoy who rose against the british rule during the great revolt of 1857. Durgabai led numerous satyagraha movements and was a member of the constituent assembly of india and the planning commission of india she played a prominent role in indian freedom movement. The history of india's independence is the story of a prolong struggle to gain independence from the british rule presenting a timeline of events elaborating several important movements that finally led to an independent india.
Ø early 1800s but they had started trade in 1600s (east india company) 2) which was the first war of indian independence ø sepoy mutiny (the reason for the mutiny was supply of greased cartridges to indian soldiers which contained fat of cows and pigs and doctrine of lapse. Khudiram bose died at 19 (1889-1908) khudiram bose was a bengali revolutionary, one of the youngest revolutionaries early in the indian independence movement at the time of his hanging, he was 18 years, 8 months 8 days old. The british east india company arrived in india in the early 1600s, struggling and nearly begging for the right to trade and do business within 150 years the thriving firm of british merchants, backed by its own powerful private army, was essentially ruling india. Free and modern india (1947 onwards) in 1947, india became independent and from that year onwards, started india's struggle to become one of the leading nations of the world today, the country is regarded as one of the fastest growing economies of the world.
In india, the struggle for independence from the british has been marked as the foremost freedom struggle in the country many such women freedom fighters had immense contribution towards this struggle and i am going to list some of them down in this article. Indian freedom struggle (1857-1947) in ancient times, people from all over the world were keen to come to india the aryans came from central europe and settled down in indiathe persians followed by the iranians and parsis immigrated to india. The history of india is one of the grand epics of world history and can be best described in the words of india's first prime minister jawaharlal nehru as a bundle of contradictions held together.