1661 - 1857
Viewed India as Britain's "Jewel in the Crown"
Made railroads around India for transportation
Did not let India spin its own thread only grow cotton
Kept European traders under control.
Broke into a type of feudal system.
1820 - 1835
Considered the Father of Modern India
Helped start many reforms and changes in India
India began to have strong feelings of Nationalism
British put animal fat to grease rounds in cartridges
and both Hindus and Muslims did not like that.
1858 - 1947
Britain controlled India and took away many of it's rights.
1869 - 1948
A revolutionary leader for India who fought
with nonviolence, boycotts, and strikes.
He preached Civil Disobedience in which
one should refuse to obey unjust laws.
A Nationalist group that formed to
fight for self-government and deal
with concerns of India.
To protest the Rowlatt Acts 10,000 Hindus
had a festival in which they prayed and fasted.
British soldier fired on the people while praying.
Allowed the government to jail
protesters without trial.
1920 - 1975
Bangladesh's first prime minister
More focused on own power than the nations
Indians were forced to buy salt only from
the government which had very high taxes
on it. So Gandhi gathered people to march
to collect seawater and make their own salt.
This act provided local self-government
and limited democratic elections. This was
not total independence.
1947 - 1948
Leader of Muslim League
Worked with Gandhi to get
self-government for India
1947 - 1964
India's first Prime Minister
Ruled for 17 years
It is an undisputed area of land
Is still being fought over today
Once India is free of British rule is
divides into one Hindu and one
1966 - 1984
Was elected Prime
Minister after her dad
Split into East and West Pakistan
East declared independent and is
1972 - 1988
President of Pakistan
Dies in a mysterious plane crash
1981 - 2009
Tamil Tigers vs Sinhalese
Hindu minority in the civil war in Sri Lanka
1988 - 1990
Was elected prime minister twice(later in 1993-1996)
Ruled durring a time of constant struggle
Was Indira's son and was killed by a bomb.