Modern Indian History

Indian Independence Act 1947

October 30, 2011

The Indian Independence Act was based upon the Mountbatten plan of 3rd June 1947 and was passed by the British parliament on July 5, 1947. It received royal assent on July 18, 1947. Salient features It provided for two dominion states : India and Pakistan The boundaries between the...

Partition Council India 1947

October 30, 2011

Before the Partition Council, a Partition Committee was formed which was chaired by Lord Mountbatten and its members were Vallabh Bhai Patel, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Liaqat Ali Khan and Abdur Rab Nishtar. Later this committee was replaced by a Partition Council. In this council, Congress was represented by Sardar...

June 3 Plan: June 3, 1947

October 30, 2011

By the month of June, Congress had given consent to the partition of the country. On June 3, 1947, Prime Minister Atlee announced the Partition Plan or June 3 Plan in the House of Commons. The plan laid down the following provisions. The provincial legislative Assemblies of Bengal and...

Arrival of Lord Mountbatten 1947

October 30, 2011

On March 22, 1947, Lord Mountbatten came as last British Viceroy of India. He immediately began the procedure to transfer the power. On March 27, 1947 Muslim League observed Pakistan Day, which resulted in riots, massacre and atrocities. The Interim government, which was in existence since 2 September 1946...

Atlee’s Declaration – February 20, 1947

October 30, 2011

The Prime Minister of Britain Clement Atlee declared on February 20, 1947 in the House of Commons that the British would quit India after transferring power into the responsible hand not later than June 1948. The idea was that the Indians should settle their issues before that. He also...

Objectives Resolution- January 22, 1947

October 30, 2011

The historic Objectives Resolution was moved by Jawahar Lal Nehru on 13 December 1946 and was adopted on 22 January 1947. It reads as follows: 1. This Constituent Assembly declares its firm and solemn resolve to proclaim India as an Independent Sovereign Republic and to draw up for her...

Constituent Assembly – December 6, 1946

October 30, 2011

By the December 1946, the elections to the Constituent assembly had taken place. On 6 December 1946, ,the Constituent assembly met for the first time. The members of the constituent assembly were elected by the Provincial assemblies by method of single transferable vote system of proportional representations. Total membership...

Direct Action Day, August 16, 1946

October 30, 2011

16 August 1946 was fixed as the Direct Action Day and it turned into the “Great Calcutta Killing”. This date started the week of long Knives and following this day, 6000 Hindus and Muslims stabbed, shot, and battered each other. 20 thousand were maimed and raped. India was yet...

Royal Indian Navy (RIN) Mutiny 1946

October 30, 2011

On February 18, 1946, a section of non-commissioned officers and sailors known as Ratings, serving in the Royal Indian Navy, mutinied against the British Officers. The mutiny started as a strike by the ratings to protest against the hardships regarding pay, food and racial discrimination. In the same night,...

General Election, December 1945

October 30, 2011

Before the WWII ended on August 15, 1945, there was a general election in Britain. The election ended with the defeat of Conservative Party of Winston Churchill and now the new Government of Labour Party came into power with Clement Atlee as Prime Minister. The new Secretary of State...

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