timeline of India

Events

India conquered by England

1858

indian National Congress founded as forum

1885

Indian National Congress founded as forum for emerging nationalist feeling.
Also included muslims.

nonviolent protest against England

1915

Ghandi wants a nonviolent protest against England

"Quit India" movement

1942

All-India Congress Committee launches "Quit India" movement
(Leader was Ghandi)

India gets independence from Great Britain

1947

War with Pakistan

1948

Mahatma Gandhi is assassinated

1948

Mahatma Gandhi assassinated by Hindu extremist

Congress Party wins first general elections

1951

Indira Gandhi becomes Prime Minister

1966

one of the first women elected to lead a nation

Twenty-year treaty of friendship signed with Soviet Union

1971