Role of West Bengal in Indian Freedom Movements
A detailed chronology of Bengal's contribution in India's Freedom Movements.
1858: Queen's Proclamation. The English Government directly took over the reign of India from the English East India Company.
1859: The Nil Bidroho (Indigo Revolution).
1860: Dinabandhu Mitra published his play Nildarpan. Micael Madhusudan Dutt translated the same into English. Reverend James Long published it and was put into the prison consequently.
1861: Birth of Rabindranath Tagore.
1863: Birth of Narendranath Dutta, later Swami Vivekananda.
1872: Peasant Movement in Pabna.
1873: Mir Mosharaf Hossain published his Jamidar Darpan.
1885: Birth of Congress. Excitement in Calcutta.
1897: Birth of Subhash Chandra Bose, our beloved Netaji.
1905: Bangabhanga. Lord Karjon decided to split up Bengal.
1906: Muslim League established.
1908: Kshudiram Bose and Prafulla Chaki sacrificed themselves.
1911: Bangabhanga withheld. The capital of British India shifted from Calcutta to Delhi.
1913: Rabindranath Tagore was awarded the Nobel Prize for his English translation of Gitanjali.
1914: Sikh revolutionaries arrived at Budge Budge by the ship Komagatamaru and got involved in a battle with the police.
1915: Four Bengali revolutionaries, including Bagha Jatin, became martyrs in the Battle of Buribalam.
1919: Rabindranath Tagore gave up his knighthood as a protest to the Jalianwalabag Massacre.
1922: Swarajya Party established by Chitta Ranjan Dash, also known as Deshbandhu.
1925: Communist Party of India established. Death of Deshbandhu Chitta Ranjan Dash.
1928: Death of Jatin Das on a fast in the Lahore Jail.
1929: Krishak Praja Party established by Fazlul Hak.
1930: Master Da Surya Sen's upheaval in Chattagram. Ammunitions looted.
1938: Subhas Chandra Bose elected the president of Congress at Haripura.
1939: Second election of Subhas Chandra Bose as the president of Congress at Tripuri but expelled by the Rightists. Consequently, he established All India Forward Block.
1941: Subhas Chandra left India and reached Germany via Moscow. Death of Rabindranath Tagore.
1943: INA formed by Netaji in Singapore.
1944: Tebhaga Movement.
1946: Riot in Calcutta, Bihar and Noakhali. Gandhiji hurried to Bengal.
1947: The much coveted INDEPENDENCE!
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