Indian independence movement

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The Indian independence movement was a series of activities whose ultimate aim was to end the British Raj and encompassed activities and ideas aiming to end the East India Company rule (1757–1857) and the British Raj (1857–1947) in the Indian subcontinent.wikipedia
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Bhagat Singh

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Nationalists like Subhash Chandra Bose, Bhagat Singh, Bagha Jatin preached armed revolution to achieve self-rule.
Bhagat Singh ( 1907 – 23 March 1931) was an Indian nationalist considered to be one of the most influential revolutionaries of the Indian independence movement.

Bengal

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The first organised militant movements were in Bengal, but they later took root in the newly formed Indian National Congress with prominent moderate leaders seeking only their basic right to appear for Indian Civil Service (British India) examinations, as well as more rights, economic in nature, for the people of the soil. After the Battle of Plassey in 1757, during which the East India Company's Indian Army under Robert Clive defeated Siraj ud-Daulah, the Nawab of Bengal, the Company established itself as a major player in Indian affairs, and soon afterwards gained administrative rights over the regions of Bengal, Bihar and Midnapur part of Orissa, following the Battle of Buxar in 1764.
Bengal played a major role in the Indian independence movement, in which revolutionary groups were dominant.

Civil disobedience

disobedienceCivil Disobedience Movementmass civil disobedience
The last stages of the self-rule struggle from the 1920s onwards saw Congress adopt Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi's policy of nonviolence and civil disobedience, and several other campaigns.
It has been used in many nonviolent resistance movements in India (Mahatma Gandhi's campaigns for independence from the British Empire), in Czechoslovakia's Velvet Revolution, in early stages of Bangladesh independence movement against Pakistani repression and in East Germany to oust their communist governments.

Kingdom of Mysore

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The Anglo–Mysore Wars were a series of wars fought in over the last three decades of the 18th century between the Kingdom of Mysore on the one hand, and the British East India Company (represented chiefly by the Madras Presidency), and Maratha Confederacy and the Nizam of Hyderabad on the other.
The Wodeyars continued to rule the state until Indian independence in 1947, when Mysore acceded to the Union of India.

Kazi Nazrul Islam

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Poets and writers such as Subramania Bharati, Rabindranath Tagore, Muhammad Iqbal, Josh Malihabadi, Mohammad Ali Jouhar, Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay and Kazi Nazrul Islam used literature, poetry and speech as a tool for political awareness.
His nationalist activism in Indian independence movement led to his frequent imprisonment by the colonial British authorities.

Madras Presidency

MadrasMadras GovernmentGovernment of Madras
The Anglo–Mysore Wars were a series of wars fought in over the last three decades of the 18th century between the Kingdom of Mysore on the one hand, and the British East India Company (represented chiefly by the Madras Presidency), and Maratha Confederacy and the Nizam of Hyderabad on the other.
In the early decades of the 20th century, many significant contributors to the Indian independence movement came from Madras.

Indian Army

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After the Battle of Plassey in 1757, during which the East India Company's Indian Army under Robert Clive defeated Siraj ud-Daulah, the Nawab of Bengal, the Company established itself as a major player in Indian affairs, and soon afterwards gained administrative rights over the regions of Bengal, Bihar and Midnapur part of Orissa, following the Battle of Buxar in 1764.
The United Kingdom made promises of self-governance to the Indian National Congress in return for its support but reneged on them after the war, following which the Indian Independence movement gained strength.

Jayi Rajaguru

Jayee Rajguru
Jayee Rajguru, the chief of Army of Kalinga requested all the kings of the state to join hands for a common cause against the British.
Jayakrushna Rajaguru Mohapatra (29 October 1739 – 6 December 1806) popularly known as Jayi Rajaguru was a prominent figure of the Indian independence movement in the state of Odisha.

Indian National Army

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The period of the Second World War saw the peak of the campaigns by the Quit India Movement led by Congress, and the Indian National Army movement led by Subhas Chandra Bose.
Meanwhile, Japan had sent intelligence missions, notably under Maj. Iwaichi Fujiwara, into South Asia to gather support from the Malayan sultans, overseas Chinese, the Burmese resistance and the Indian independence movement.

Dheeran Chinnamalai

Dheeran Chinnamalai GounderTheeran Chinamalai
Dheeran Chinnamalai was a Kongu chieftain and Palayakkarar from Tamil Nadu who fought against the East India Company.
Dheeran Chinnamalai Gavundar (17 April 1756 – 31 July 1805) was a Tamil chieftain and Palayakkarar who fought against the British East India Company rule during the struggle for Indian independence.

Allan Octavian Hume

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Inspired by a suggestion made by A.O. Hume, a retired British civil servant, seventy-two Indian delegates met in Bombay in 1885 and founded the Indian National Congress.
He was one of the founders of the Indian National Congress, a political party that was later to lead in the Indian independence movement.

Gwalior

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The last significant battle was fought in Gwalior on 17 June 1858, during which Rani Lakshmibai was killed.
Prior to Indian independence on 15 August 1947, Gwalior remained a princely state of the British Raj with the Scindia as the local rulers.

Bangladesh

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In 1971, East Pakistan declared independence as the People's Republic of Bangladesh.
In 1929, the All Bengal Tenants Association was formed in the Bengal Legislative Council to counter the influence of the Hindu landed gentry, and the Indian Independence and Pakistan Movements strengthened during the early 20th century.

Bangladesh

🇧🇩BangladeshiPeople's Republic of Bangladesh
In 1971, East Pakistan declared independence as the People's Republic of Bangladesh.
In 1929, the All Bengal Tenants Association was formed in the Bengal Legislative Council to counter the influence of the Hindu landed gentry, and the Indian Independence and Pakistan Movements strengthened during the early 20th century.

Mumbai

BombayMumbai, IndiaBombay, India
Inspired by a suggestion made by A.O. Hume, a retired British civil servant, seventy-two Indian delegates met in Bombay in 1885 and founded the Indian National Congress.
During the early 20th century it became a strong base for the Indian independence movement.

Odisha

OrissaKalingaOdisha State
After the Battle of Plassey in 1757, during which the East India Company's Indian Army under Robert Clive defeated Siraj ud-Daulah, the Nawab of Bengal, the Company established itself as a major player in Indian affairs, and soon afterwards gained administrative rights over the regions of Bengal, Bihar and Midnapur part of Orissa, following the Battle of Buxar in 1764.
Following India's independence, on 15 August 1947, 27 princely states signed the document to join Orissa.

Coimbatore

Coimbatore cityKovaiCoimbatore, TN
After Kattabomman and Tipu Sultan's deaths, Chinnamalai sought the help of Marathas and Maruthu Pandiyar to attack the British at Coimbatore in 1800.
The region played a significant role in the Indian independence movement with Mahatma Gandhi visiting the city thrice.

Mahatma Gandhi

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The last stages of the self-rule struggle from the 1920s onwards saw Congress adopt Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi's policy of nonviolence and civil disobedience, and several other campaigns.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi ( ; 2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was an Indian activist who was the leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule.

Bal Gangadhar Tilak

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Bal Gangadhar Tilak was the first Indian nationalist to embrace Swaraj as the destiny of the nation.
He was the first leader of the Indian Independence Movement.

Revolutionary movement for Indian independence

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The movement also witnessed violent revolutionary movement for Indian independence, notable revolutionary being Khudiram Bose, who planted bombs near British government officials and police stations.
The Revolutionary movement for Indian independence is a part of the Indian independence movement comprising the actions of the underground revolutionary factions.

Kongu Nadu

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Dheeran Chinnamalai was a Kongu chieftain and Palayakkarar from Tamil Nadu who fought against the East India Company.
The region played a significant role in the Indian independence movement.

Maharashtra

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Under them, India's three great states – Maharashtra, Bengal and Punjab shaped the demand of the people and India's nationalism.
Prior to Indian independence, Maharashtra was chronologically ruled by the Satavahana dynasty, Rashtrakuta dynasty, Western Chalukyas, Deccan sultanates, Mughals and Marathas, and the British.

Anglo-Indian

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The rebels also murdered much of the European, Eurasian, and Christian population of the city.
During the independence movement, many Anglo-Indians identified (or were assumed to identify) with British rule, and, therefore, incurred the distrust and hostility of Indian nationalists.

Swadeshi movement

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Widespread agitation ensued in the streets and in the press, and the Congress advocated boycotting British products under the banner of swadeshi, or indigenous industries.
The Swadeshi movement, part of the Indian independence movement and the developing Indian nationalism, was an economic strategy aimed at removing the British Empire from power and improving economic conditions in India by following the principles of swadeshi which had some success.

Gopal Krishna Gokhale

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The moderates, led by leaders like Dadabhai Naoroji and Gopal Krishna Gokhale, on the other hand wanted reform within the framework of British rule.
Gopal Krishna Gokhale CIE (9 May 1866 – 19 February 1915) was one of the political leaders and a social reformer during the Indian Independence Movement against the British Empire in India.