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Gandhi and the Nationalists Movement

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India has always had to fight for freedom since the origin in 2500 BC. In 1750 Britain's military had begun to move in on India’s islands due to their desire for control of the spice trade. After taking over the islands they then moved to the outer edges. Eventually Britain had moved inland. By the end of the 17th century Britain had taken over India. Even though Britain wanted to keep control of India, the native people wanted their freedom and with the help of Mahatma Gandhi they won the nationalist movement. The British had brought the East India Company over to India to control the trading and the people. The company is a privately owned group of British people who act as brokers between two countries trading. By 1849 the company had full control over India. The native people of India had grown weary of the British people as they had offended them by violating sacred religions views on pork and beef in 1857. This violation caused a revolt by the natives. To punish the natives for revolting the British paraded them naked to prison in front of 4,000 of their peers in hope to put them in their place. Large scale rebellion began. With a Rebellion of large scale came massacre. Right after the British locked up the prisoners natives began to kill them as a result of what they had just seen. The uprising spread through northern and central India. Natives killed every British person they could find, especially condemning anyone with association to the British East India Company. Natives also burned down buildings associated with the British. As a result the British brought in extra troops to northern and central India from the borders to control the rebellion. The natives had adapted Delhi as their headquarters for the rebellion... ... middle of paper ... ...HTM>. Grant, Ted , and Andrew Scott. "The road to India's freedom." —The permanent revolution in India and the tasks of the British working class. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 May 2014. . "Manas: History and Politics, British India." Manas: History and Politics, British India. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 May 2014. . http://www.lsrhs.net/departments/history/CrawfordS/MEHsite/Imperialism/imperialismpdfs09/ImperialismIndia.pdf Bibliography: Chandra, Bipan. India's struggle for independence, 1857-1947. New Delhi, India: Penguin Books, 1989. Print. Mill, James. The History of British India. London: Baldwin, Cradock and Joy, 1820. Print. Hutchins, Francis G.. India's revolution; Gandhi and the Quit India movement. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1973. Print.
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