Indian Independence Movement
Learn about some of the most important Indian Independence movement:
The Sepoy Mutiny or The Revolt of 1857 :-
The Sepoy Mutiny or The Revolt of 1857 was later called The First War of Independence. This revolt took place in May 1857, and was started by a sepoy, Mangal Pandey. It began in Meerut and spread to various parts of the country like Lucknow, Kanpur, Gwalior and Jhansi. Many famous leaders like Nana Saheb, Tantia Tope and Rani Laxmibai led the revolt. They are also known as the heroes of the First War of Independence.
Although, the British managed to suppress the revolt, it created a great impact on the people of India. It united them to fight for a common cause and that was a ‘free India.’
This revolt made the British realize how unhappy and agitated the Indians were with the British.
The Dandi March :-
The Dandi March was a protest led by Gandhiji in the year 1930 against the ‘Salt Law.’ The Indians near the coastal areas made their own salt. The British stopped them and brought salt from England on which they imposed a heavy tax. Gandhiji, along with hundreds of people broke the ‘Salt Law.’ They walked from Sabarmati Ashram to Dandi, a place near the sea to make their own salt so that they would not have the pay tax on it. It took 25 days to cover a stretch of nearly 300 kilometres. This protest was known as the Dandi March.
The Quit India Movement :-
The Quit India Movement was launched in August 1942. This movement was known as the ‘Bharat Chodo Andolan.’ This was the final mass movement that followed the Civil Disobedience Movement. During this time the Indians were all united and were ready to ‘do or die’ – ‘karo ya maro’ for their country. This was a huge united protest against the British which eventually led to the withdrawal of the British rule from India.
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