On the fifth day of the dark half of Phalgun the feast of Color
is celebrated. The festival marks the end of the year according
to the Indian calendar, and the spirit of festivity is alive in
every Hindu household. It is celebrated throughout India in
early spring with cheer and gaiety. Holi comes when the cold
winter months give way to summer. It takes place over two days
around late February or March..............
Patriotic Songs of India
A patriotic song is a
song that demonstrates love for one's country. It may be an official
National Anthem, National Song or may not be. It is often sung on national
holidays. Common themes include love of country, or have themes that glorify
self-sacrifice; others focus on a land's beauty, history, or ideals.
|The Mughal Empire, ruled most
of the Indian Subcontinent between 1526 and 1857, was founded by the
Babur in 1526, when he defeated Ibrahim Lodi, the last of the Delhi
Sultans at the First Battle of Panipat.
|Arrived in 1608, The British
first established a territorial foothold in the Indian subcontinent when
Company-funded soldiers commanded by Robert Clive defeated the Nawab of
Bengal - Siraj Ud Daulah at the Battle of Plassey in 1757.
|The initial Indian Rebellion of
1857 was sparked when soldiers serving in the British East India
Company's British Army mutinied and Indian kingdoms rebelled against the
|The British had direct or
indirect control over all of present-day India by the early 19th
|The Quit India Movement (Bharat
Chhodo Andolan) or the August Movement was a civil disobedience movement
in India launched in August 1942 in response to Gandhi's call for
immediate independence of India.
|On 3 June 1947, Viscount Lord
Mountbatten, the last British Governor-General of India, announced the
partitioning of the British Indian Empire into a India and a Pakistan.
On 14 August 1947, Pakistan was declared a separate nation. At midnight,
on 15 August 1947, India became an independent nation.