India's Freedom Struggle

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Freedom At Midnight
Freedom At Midnight
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Being Sworn in As Prime Minister (1049 bytes) Long   years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge. At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance. (1038 bytes) 

-- Jawaharlal Nehru Claiming Independence from British
Midnight of August 14, 1947

The Story of India's Freedom Struggle

As the subcontinent recovers from a bloody war with  fellow residents, it is very important to recognize how we got here. In the narrow mindedness of the regional fervor, it is easy to forget the sacrifices made by Hindus and Muslims alike -- from the heroics of Queen Laxmibai and Tippu Sultan to the moral conquests of Mahatma Gandhi. to liberate India (and now what is Pakistan and Bangladesh) from the Europeans.

We are very proud to bring you this online exhibition of history, people and events leading to the creation of our great nation. We begin with a poem on what were our people's aspirations for India  -or our tryst with destiny - followed by a historical narration starting from the Battle of Plassey. We provide biographies of some of the bravest soldiers of India, leaders and visionaries. Internet links to further references/surfing are also provided.

Happy Birthday India !
--The Kamat Family

First Created: August 1, 1999
Last Update on: January 01, 2015

Sacrifices for Swaraj

Veer Savarkar
Biography of Vinayak Savarkar, a great historian, scholar, and a revolutionary freedom-fighter.
The Sepoy Mutiny
The ''Sepoy Mutiny'' is a remarkable event in Indian history, marking the end of the Mogul empire and sealing India's fate as a British colony.
Gandhi AlbumMultimedia Mahatma
Memorabilia, biography, excerpts from autobiography, photo archive and links; includes an interactive Ask Gandhi section
Tippu SultanSword of Tippu Sultan
Biography of Tippu Sultan on the occasion of the bi-centenary of his brave death
Goa's Freedom Fight
Pictures and stories of Goa's struggle for freedom from Portugal and her integration with rest of India.
Congress ArchiveCongress Archive
Rare pictures and artifacts from the archives of Indian National Congress. A pictorial story of India's freedom struggle.
Martyrdom of Sardar Bhagat Singh
Translated radio feature on the martyrdom of Bhagat Singh.
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
Biography of Subhas Chandra Bose, a revolutinary leader of India.
Freedom Fighters of Karnataka
In fighting for freedom of India, these leaders in fact fought for unification of Karnataka.
Muslims for Free India
Article narrates the contributions of Muslims during India's freedom struggle against the British.
Women Freedom Fighters
Sacrifices and contributions of women towards India's freedom struggle; includes portraits and biographies.
Bhikaji Cama and the Indian Tricolor
The incredible story of Madam Bhikaji Cama and the first unfurling of India's national flag.
Lokamanya TilakRemembering Tilak Maharaj
Jyotsna Kamat pays tribute to Lokamanya and his vision of Swaraj (home rule) and many other ideas for a free India.


See Also:


Tryst with destiny
Introduction | Tryst With Destiny | Brief History
Sepoy Mutiny | Indian National Congress
The People | The Events


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    Pictures of Freedom Struggle

    Portrait of Sarojini NaiduKamaladevi ChattopadhayaKamaladevi ChattopadhayaIndian Soldiers Being Executed by British CanonsA lady spinning yarnSardar Vallabhbhai PatelAshfaqualla Khan, Freedom FighterLala Lajpatrai (1865-1928)
    Civil Disobedience in ActionPolice Roughing-up the SatyagrahisLokamanya Bal Gangadhar TilakCelebration of Bardoli DayPictures of Freedom MovementPortrait of Ram Prasad BismilMaharani of TravancoreGopal Krishna Gokhale (1866-1915)
    Presidents Message for Haripura Congress ConventionDa. Pa. KaramarakarKhan Mohammad Abbas Khan C. Rajagopalachari (1878 - 1972)  Dadabhai Navroji (1825-1917) Bhagwan Das (1869-1958)Portrait of Jamnalal Bajaj Anjali Ammal
    Narottam Morarji Picture of Kamala Nehru Kadengodlu Shankar Bhat Swadeshi Memorabilia Portrait of Indira GandhiSalt March to Break the LawSubhash Chandra Bose Making a Radio BroadcastGandhian Freedom Fighters
    Soldiers of Non-violence Marching to Break LawSatyagrahis squatting on the beach to break lawLohia at Congress ConventionBidhan Chandra Roy (1882 - 1962)Anugrah Narayan SinhaCongressman Balakrishna Sharma (1897-1960)Babu Purushottamdas TandonV. I. Muniswamy Pillai
    Balaji Bhawansa WalvekarB. Pattabhi Sitaramiah (1880 - 1959)Deshabandhu Chittaranjan DasSardar Vallabhai PatelMaulana Abdul Kalam AzadDeshbandhu Chitta Ranjan Das (1870-1925)Pandit Motilal NehruRao Bahadur Mudholkar
    Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray (1861-1944)Henry Cotton (1845-1915)N.G. Chandavarkar (1855-1923)Alan Octavian HumeIndira NehruAnnie BesantNawasb Syed Muhammad  BahadurMarch of Satyagrahis in Goa
    Tagore and GandhiMadam Cama and the First Flag of Free IndiaVeerapandia KattabommanPortrait of Lal Bahadur ShastriPortrait of Rabindranath TagoreBal Gangadhar Tilak (1856-1920)Tribute to Martyrs