History Of India And Independent India Pdf
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- From Empire to Independence: The British Raj in India 1858-1947
- History of India (1947–present)
- Jawaharlal Nehru
Although faced with the challenge of uniting a vast population diverse in culture, language and religion, he successfully established various economic, social and educational reforms that earned him the respect and admiration of millions of Indians. His daughter, Indira Gandhi, and grandson, Rajiv Gandhi, later served as prime ministers. Jawaharlal Nehru was born into an affluent Kashmiri Brahman family in Allahabad on November 14, Tutored at home until the age of 15, Nehru subsequently attended Harrow in England and, later, Trinity College, Cambridge.
From Empire to Independence: The British Raj in India 1858-1947
British Broadcasting Corporation Home. How was the Raj transformed from the jewel in Britain's imperial crown to the independent nations of India and Pakistan? Inevitably, the consequences of this bloody rupture marked the nature of political, social and economic rule that the British established in its wake. It is important to note that the Raj in Hindi meaning 'to rule' or 'kingdom' never encompassed the entire land mass of the sub-continent. Two-fifths of the sub-continent continued to be independently governed by over large and small principalities, some of whose rulers had fought the British during the 'Great Rebellion', but with whom the Raj now entered into treaties of mutual cooperation. Indeed the conservative elites of princely India and big landholders were to prove increasingly useful allies, who would lend critical monetary and military support during the two World Wars. Hyderabad for example was the size of England and Wales combined, and its ruler, the Nizam, was the richest man in the world.
The Indian National Congress is one of two major political parties in India. The Indian National Congress was founded in , initially with the goal of pursuing moderate reform under the British raj in India. Its roots are in the early Indian nationalist movement that arose from the Indian Rebellion of The Indian National Congress was initially focused on moderate reform under the British raj in India. However, some early 20th-century activists began to boycott British imports and promote Indian goods, garnering the support of a wide swath of social classes.
Reflecting on what shaped economic policy and the transition to millennial India, Mint brings you a curated history of the economy since 15 August Independence brought dreams of not just individual, but also economic, social and political freedom. In a snippety, easy-to-read format, we examine the influences of each era—socialism, post-socialism, liberalization and after. The country was hopelessly poor as a result of steady deindustrialization by Britain. Less than a sixth of Indians were literate. The Industrial Policy Resolution of proposed a mixed economy. Earlier, the Bombay Plan, proposed by eight influential industrialists including J.
History of India (1947–present)
The task that the democratically elected leaders of newly independent India embarked on in the early s was not for the faint of heart. The literacy rate stood at 14 percent, and the average life expectancy was thirty-two years. How successful has the country been in fulfilling the task over sixty years later? The country has experienced an increase in per capita income—especially since the s—as well as reductions in poverty and infant mortality rates. These improvements are not insignificant and mark a sharp break from the near stagnation that the country experienced during British rule. How did that come about? The government in the s adopted a very particular strategy of economic development: rapid industrialization by implementing centrally prepared five-year plans that involved raising a massive amount of resources and investing them in the creation of large industrial state-owned enterprises SOEs.
India , country that occupies the greater part of South Asia. Its government is a constitutional republic that represents a highly diverse population consisting of thousands of ethnic groups and likely hundreds of languages. It is known from archaeological evidence that a highly sophisticated urbanized culture—the Indus civilization —dominated the northwestern part of the subcontinent from about to bce. From that period on, India functioned as a virtually self-contained political and cultural arena, which gave rise to a distinctive tradition that was associated primarily with Hinduism , the roots of which can largely be traced to the Indus civilization. Other religions, notably Buddhism and Jainism , originated in India—though their presence there is now quite small—and throughout the centuries residents of the subcontinent developed a rich intellectual life in such fields as mathematics, astronomy, architecture, literature, music, and the fine arts.
The history of independent India began when the country became an independent nation within the British Commonwealth on 15 August
What India is today, is because of the contribution of several leaders from the ages. These leaders contributed to various spheres of life which have been of great importance to the Indian Society. Source: www. Important personalities and their contribution in Indian History.
The history of independent India began when the country became an independent nation within the British Commonwealth on 15 August Direct administration by the British, which began in , affected a political and economic unification of the subcontinent. When British rule came to an end in , the subcontinent was partitioned along religious lines into two separate countries—India, with a majority of Hindus, and Pakistan, with a majority of Muslims.
The pre-independence period
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