Overview of India’s Freedom Struggle Movements (1885 to 1947)

By | August 22, 2015

Overview of India’s Freedom Struggle Movements from 1885 to August 15th 1947.India’s Freedom Struggle Moments from 1885 to August 15th 1947.

1885 Formation of Indian National Congress. First session held at Bombay on 28th December attended by 72 delegates.
1905 Partition of Bengal announced by Curzon.
1906 Muslim league founded at Dacca by Agra Khan the Nawab of Dacca by Aga Khan the Nawab of Dacca and Nawab Mohsin-ul-Mulk, 1st communal party.
1907 Congress spilt at Surat session.
1907 Lala Lajpat Rai and Ajit Sigh deported to Mandalay following riots in the canal colony of Punjab.
1908 Khudiram Bose executed.
1908, July 22 Tilak sentenced to six years imprisonment on charges of sedition.
1909, May 21 Morely Minto Reforms or the Indian Council Act 1909 announced.
1911 Capital of India was shifted from Calcutta to Delhi.
1912, Dec 23 Bomb thrown on Lord Hardinge in Chandini Chowk, Delhi by Rashbehari Bose and Sachindra Sanyal.
1913, Nov 1 Ghadar party formed at San Francisco to organise a rebellion in India to overthrow the British rule.
1914 First World War started.
1915, Jan Gandhiji returned to India
1916 Gandhiji formed Sabarmati Ashram at Ahmedabad
1916, April 28 Home Rule league founded by Tilak with its headquarters at Poona (Indian home rule league of India).
1916, Sept. 25 Another Home Rule League started by Annie Besant.
1916 Foundation of Banaras Hindu University by by Madan Mohan Malaviya, lucknow part.
1917, April Mahatma Gandhi launches the Champaran satyagraha.
1917, Aug 20 Montague, the secretary of State for India, declares that the goal of the British government in India is the introduction of responsible government.
1918, March 23 First all-India Depressed Class conference was held.
1918, April Rowlatt (sedition) committee submits its reports. Rowlatt Bill introduced on February 16, 1919.
1919, April 6 All India hartal over Rowlatt Bill called by Gandhiji, 1st National agitation.
1919, April 13 Jallianwala Bagh tragedy and the great Amritsar massacre.
1919, Dec. 25 Montague Chelmsford Reform or the Government of India Act, 1919 announced.
1920 First meeting of All Indian Trade Union Congress (AITUC) held at Bombay presided over by Lala Lajpat Rai.
1920, Dec Indian National Congress (INC) adopts the Non-cooperation resolution.
1922, Feb. 5 Chauri Chauri incident which led to the suspension of the Non-cooperation movement.
1922 Second Moplah uprising, Malabar coast, Kerla.
1922, May Vishwa Bharati University started by Ravindra Nath Tagore.
1923, Jan 1 Swarajist party founded by Motilal Nehru and others.
1925, June 16 Death of Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das
1925, August Looting of train near Kakori by revolutionaries & conspiracy case.
1927, November 8 Appointment of the Simon Commission
1928 Nehru Report for a new constitution of India.
1929, March 9 All Parties Muslim Conference formulates the “fourteen points” under the leadership of Jinnah.
1929, April 8 Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt drop bomb in the central legislative Assembly to protest against the Public Safety Bill.
1929 September 13 Jatin Das dies in Jain after 64 days of fast.
1929, October 31 Lord Irwin’s announcement that the goal of British policy in India was the grant of domination status.
1921, December 31 Lahore session of the Congress under Jawahrlal Nehru adopts thegoal of ccomplete independence (Poorna swaraj) for India.
1930, Jan. 1 Jawaharlal Nehru hoists the tricolour of Inida on the banks of Ravi in Lahore.
1930, Jan. 26 First Independence Day observed.
1930, Feb. 14 Working committee of INC meets at Sabarmati and passed the Civil Disobediences Movement with his epic Dandi march.
1930, March 12 Mahatma Gandhi launches the Civil Disobedience Movement with his epic Dandi march.
1930, Nov. 12 First Round table conference begins in London to consider the report of Simon Commission for the future constitutional set-up in India.
1931, March 5 Gandhi Irwin pact signed. Civil Disobedience movement suspended.
1931 March 23 Bhagat Singh, Sukh Dev and Raj Guru executed (in Lahore Case).
1931, September 7 Second Round Table conference begins Mahatma Gandhi arrives in London to attend it.
1932, August 16 British Prime Minister Ramsay Mac Donald announces the Communal Awards giving separate electorate to Harijans get reserved seats in place of separate electorate.
1932, Sept. 20 Gandhi’s fast unto death.
1932, Sept. 26 Poona pact signed by which the Harijans get reserved seats in place of separate electorate.
1932, Nov. 17 Third Round table Conference begins at London.
1935, Aug. 4 Government of India Act passed.
1937 Elections held in India under the Act of 1935. The Indian National Congress forms minsters in seven provinces.
1938, Feb. 19-20 Haripuran session of the Indian National Congress. Subhash Chandra Bose elected the congress president.
1939, Mar. 10-12 Tripuri session of Indian National Congress.
1939, April Subhas Chandra Bose resigns the presidentship of the Indian National Congress.
1939, Sept. 3 Second world war begins. Viceroy declares that India too is at war. 
1939, Nov. 5 Congress ministries in the provinces resign against the war policy of the British Government.
1939, Dec. 22 Muslim League observes the resignation of the congress ministries as Deliverance day.
1940, March Lahore session of the Muslim league passes the Pakistan Resolution.
1940, Aug. 10 Viceroy Linlithglow announces the August offer.
1940, Oct. 17 Congress launches Individual Satyagraha movement.
1941 Death of Ravindranath Tagore.
1941, Jan. 17 Subhas Chandra Bose escapes from India to Germany.
1942, March 11 Churchill announces the Cripps Mission.
1942, Aug. 8 Indian National Congress meets at Bombay and adopts the Quit India resolution.
1942, Aug. 11 Quit India Movement Begins
1942, Sept. 1 Indian National Army (Azad Hind Fauj) is formed at Singapore.
1943, Oct. Subhas Chandra Bose tales over the leadership of Indian National Congress and proclaims formation of the ‘Provisional Government of free India’ at Singapore.
1943, Dec. Karachi session of the Muslim League adopts the slogan of ‘Divide and Quit’.
1944, June 25 Wavell calls Simla conferences in a bid to form the executive Council of Indian political leaders
1946, Feb. 1-8 Rating Mutiny
1946, March 15 British Prime Minister Attlee announces the Cabinet Mission
1946, Aug. 6 Wavell invites Nehru to form an interim government.
1946, Dec. 9 First Session of the Constituent Assembly
1947, Feb. 20 British Prime Minister Attlee declares that the British government would leave India by June 1948.
1947, March 24 Loard Mountbatten, last British viceroy and governor general of India is sworn in.
1947, June 3 Mountbatten Plan for partition of India is announced.
1947, July 4 Indian Independence Bill introduced in the House of Commons and passed by the British parliament on July 18, 1947.
1947, Aug. 15 Indian got freedom