Independence day in India is an yearly celebration, the day falls on 15th August , lets get to the brief history of Indian Independence day.

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India remained under the Britishers for a considerable amount of time. First under the East India Company from 1757 till the revolt of 1857. The revolt of 1857 was a turning point in the Indian history. After the revolt , the rule of India passed to the crown i.e the Queen become the ruler of India. However the rule change didn’t help Indians in any manner.

The Indians continued their struggle for Independence under both the political route and the extremist routes. Indians supported the Britishers during the First World War hoping that the Britishers would support their freedom demand , however they were wrong.

During the second world war the Britishers were on the receiving end and were unable to cope up with the war and Indian freedom struggle at the same time , reluctantly they provided a deadline for the Indian Independence.

Indian Independence Day Dates

The pressure on Britishers was such that they left India way earlier than the deadline and resultantly left the country in chaos of partition. It were the Britishers who were not abl to provide any permanent solution , and in hurry created the biggest land dispute of the modern era – India and Pakistan.

India acquired independence on fifteenth August 1947 at 12 PM. Our first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, gave the famous speech, “At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.”

Tragically as India got independence, it was isolated into two nations, India and Pakistan.