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Colonization of India Timeline! Created By Sarah Dye
The British East India Company gained control of all Indian trade When: June 1757 The British East India Company defeated the Nawab of Bengal and installed a puppet ruler, which enabled British business to begin in the region and allowed the Company to control trade.
The British Government establishes rule over India When: August 2, 1858 Since the Company controlled most of India by 1858, British Parliament passes India Act. The India Act gave British crown control of India.
Indian National Congress founded When: 1885 The Indian National Congress, most of the time, was able to govern by consensus.The years before independence, the Indian National Congress was split by factionalism.
Muslim League wants a separate Pakistani state 1930 Muslim League propose a separate Pakistani state, but found little support.
Ghandi’s Salt Marches When: March 12, 1931 In an act of non-violent protest, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi led his followers over 200 miles to the ocean to extract salt from the sea. This resistance against the British Salt Tax attracted international press coverage.
Pakistan and India Declare Independence When: August 15, 1947 After many struggles by the Indian National Congress and acts led by Mahatma Gandhi, India finally gained independence from British rule. Areas with a high density of muslims were partioned into a second state which came to be called Pakistan.
First Battle Over Kashmir When: August 26, 1947 The conflict of Kashmir between the Pakistans and India was first formed when Pakistanis believed it was rightfully theirs since it was populated by more Muslims but India said it was rightfully theirs since a Sikh ruler had signed the land over to them.
Ghandi Assassinated When: January 30, 1948 Ghandi was shot and killed while walking the grounds of the Birla Bhavan by a Hindu radical, who was against everything Ghandi was nonviolently fighting for.
India becomes a Democracy When: January 1, 1950 India became a Democratic Republic in 1950 after earning independence from the British in 1947. India is now a parliamentary democracy.