Mountbatten plan and Indian Independence Act – Part 19

Mountbatten plan (1947) On 20 February 1947, Prime Minister Atlee announced in the house of common the definite intention of the British government to transfer power to responsible Indian hands by a... Read more »

Indian National Army and Cabinet Mission – Part 18

Indian National Army During the course of the second world war, armed revolutionary activities continued to take place. The role of Subhas Chandra Bose towards such activities is incomparable. On 2 July... Read more »

Cripps Mission and Quit India Movement -Part 17

Cripps Mission (1942) In the meantime, the Viceroy, Lord Linlithgow expanded his executive council by including five more Indians into it in July 1941. However, in the midst of worsening wartime international... Read more »

Individual Satyagraha- Part 16

The second world war and National movement In 1937 elections were held under the provisions of the government of India act of 1935. Congress ministries were formed in seven states of India.... Read more »

Round table conference and Poona Pact – Part 15

Round table conference The British government adopted the strategy by talking to different political parties by convening the Round table conferences. The first round table conference was held in November 1930 at... Read more »

Civil Disobedience movement – Part 14

Civil Disobedience movement (1930-34) In the prevailing atmosphere of restlessness, the annual session of the congress was held at Lahore in December 1929. During this session presided over by Jawaharlal Nehru congress... Read more »

Nehru Report and Jinnah 14 Points – Part 13

Nehru Report (1928) In the meanwhile, the secretary of state, Lord Birkenhead challenged the Indians to produce a constitution that would be acceptable to all. The challenge was accepted by the government,... Read more »

Swaraj Party and Simon commission -part 12

Swaraj Party The suspension of the non- cooperative movement led to a split within congress in the Gaya session of the congress in December 1922. Leaders like Motilal Nehru and Chittranjan Das... Read more »

Non- cooperation Movement -Part 11

Non- cooperation Movement (1920-1922) Mahatma Gandhi announced his plan to begin Non- cooperation with the government as a sequel to the Rowlatt Act, Jallianwala Bagh massacre and the Khilafat movement. It was... Read more »

Khilafat Movement – Part 10

Khilafat Movement The chief cause of the Khilafat movement was the defeat of Turkey in the first world war. The harsh terms of the Treaty of Sevres (1920) was felt by the... Read more »