Deepavali, the festival of "rows of lights" (Deep =
Lamp, Vali =Array), is one of the most important of all Hindu
festivals. It is also a significant festival for the Sikh and
Jain faiths. Of all the festivals celebrated in India, Diwali is
by far the most glamorous and important.........
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.