List of Important Dates in Modern Indian History

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List of Important Dates in Modern Indian History

 

Date Event
1757 Battle of Plassey, establishment of British political rule in India at the hands of Lord Clive.
1761 Third Battle of Panipat.
1764 Battle of Buxar.
1765 Clive appointed Company’s Governor in India.
1767-69 First Anglo-Mysore War.
1780 Birth of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
1780-84 Second Anglo-Mysore War.
1784 Pitt’s India Act.
1790-92 Third Anglo-Mysore War.
1793 The Permanent Settlement of Bengal.
1799 Fourth Anglo-Mysore War. Death of Tipu Sultan.
1802 Treaty of Bassein.
1809 Treaty of Amritsar.
1829 Practice of Sati prohibited.
1830 Raja Rammohan Roy visits England.
1833 Death of Raja Rammohan Roy at Bristol, England.
1839 Death of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
1839-42 First Anglo-Afghan War.
1845-46 First Anglo-Sikh War.
1852 Second Anglo-Burmese War.
1853 First Railway line opened between Bombay and Thane and a Telegraph line in Calcutta.
1857 The Sepoy Mutiny or First War of Independence.
1861 Birth of Rabindranath Tagore.
1869 Birth of Mahatma Gandhi.
1885 Foundation of Indian National Congress.
1889 Birth of Jawaharlal Nehru.
1897 Birth of Subhash Chandra Bose.
1903 Tibet Expedition (Young Husband delegation).
1905 Partition of Bengal by Lord Curzon.
1906 Foundation of Muslim League by Salimullah (Nawab of Dhaka) at Dhaka.
1911 Delhi Darbar, King and Queen visit India; Delhi becomes the capital of India.
1914 World War I begins.
1916 Lucknow Pact signed by Muslim League and Congress.
1918 World War I ends.
1919 Montague-Chelmsford Reforms introduced, Jallianwala Bagh massacre at Amritsar.
1920 Khilafat Movement launched.
1927 Boycott of Simon Commission, broadcasting started in India.
1928 Death of Lala Lajpat Rai.
1929 Resolution of ‘Poorna Swaraj’ (complete independence) passed at Lahore Session of INC.
1930 Civil disobedience movement launched, Dandi March by Mahatma Gandhi (April 6, 1930).
1931 Gandhi-Irwin Pact.
1935 Government of India Act.
1937 Provincial Autonomy, ‘Congress forms ministries.
1939 World War II begins (September 3).
1941 Escape of Subhash Chandra Bose from India, Death of Rabindranath Tagore.
1942 Arrival of Cripps Mission in India, Quit India movement launched (August 8).
1943-44 S.C. Bose forms Provisional Government of Free India and Indian National Army in Singapore; Bengal famine.
1945 Trial of Indian National Army at Red Fort; Shimla Conference; World War II ends.
1946 British Cabinet Mission visits India; Interim government formed at the Centre.
1947 Division of India; India & Pakistan form separate independent dominions.
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