am a narrator of the time of the freedom struggle of India. I am from the time
of  90’s when India was struggling with
the British rule of British. I am belonging to the Hindu Kshatriya devotee
family. My family belongs to medium class family living in the small town of
Gujarat named Porbandar. In our religion, we believed in the karma. I am 17 and
now working with my elder brother preparing tools from iron and metals for our
living chores. I was living in Porbandar where Mahatma Gandhi with his
followers made many independence movements such as Khilafat Movement and Salt
March. My father uses to actively involved in the freedom movements with other
revolutionists. We saw all the activities for the freedom of India were taking
place actively in Gujarat. Even my father went to jail with Gandhi. British
officers use to harass people of the town by making them bow down on streets
and making them do labor work for the basic necessities. During that period,
al, the people were worried for the independence of India as Britishers had
vanished the stability of India economically and politically.


am now 21 and  I saw people being
gathered for the call of complete independence and in oppose to that the
British ruler hard-heartedly opens fire to a defenseless crowd without any
warning by General Dyer which had gathered at the bordered park for the public
meeting that was prohibition on April 13, 1919. (Nationalism and Conflict, Belinda
Huang, pg.9)People created chaos because within 10 minutes of firing killed
more than 1000 people. Very few were able to flee. This event created violence
in the nation resulting in the strikes, fights with the police forces,
outbreaks on the government buildings. Instead of young people planning for the
Rise of Non-Cooperation Movement through nonviolence, they were now made all
the Satyagrahis to rub their nose on the grounds even making people crawl on
the streets. People in the nation were flogged and their villages were bombed
by the British officers. But somehow with the grace of followers, Gandhi and
Jawaharlal Nehru made the call of Non- Cooperation Movement, I saw them,
activists, refusing to purchase British goods and adopted the use of native
handicrafts and stake liquor shops. This was so different from my life because
this movement was spread countrywide. All this agitation became active among
the women and children too. I saw this as a mass movement. The British
government used all kinds of violent oppressive events to suppress it saw
movements such as Salt March in 1930, Khilafat Movement in 1919 and much more
made the final call for complete independence for India.


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am 47 now and still the fight for independence is on. To secure support from
India, the British government made the offer for the complete independence
after the war to India but Indian political leaders of Indian National Congress
rejected the proposal. In the period while Gandhi, Nehru and all followers were
making plans for the Quit India Campaign, the British government passed the
Rowlatt Act in 1939 to suppress the political violence. I saw that to oppose
Rowlatt Act, The Khilafat Movement Act merged with the Non-Cooperation movement
under Gandhi’s leadership. He issued a strategy implying out his philosophy of
non-violence and Non-Cooperation. He arranged an extravagant programme to
boycott totally British government including all goods, jobs, courts, schools,
and colleges. (Nationalism and Conflict, 1921: The Rise of the Non-Cooperation
Movement, Belinda Huang, pg. 10) On the other side, I observed in order to make
complete Independence call, the revolutionist were bifurcated in various
groups. In the meantime, Government of India Act was passed   It transformed a concept of All India
Federation. Provincial Autonomy was introduced. British now started playing
community with another community. Separate electorates were provided for
Muslims, Sikhs, Indian Christians, Anglo-Indians and Europeans and among
others. The Act discouraged the emergence of national unity, encouraging
separation and communalism. Hence, after the election in 1937 when Congress won
the seats, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, a Muslim revolutionist, and the Muslim league
leader demanded the Partition of India in order to make Muslims majority and
priority in 1940.  British realized that
they have to quit soon and thus I saw that when Cabinet Mission was imposed,
Nehru decided for an interim government but Muslims League was all-out and
caused public riots and a lot of violence. The Interim Government could not do
anything as the League did not co-operate and stuck to their demand for a
separate Muslim country—Pakistan. Even though Gandhi made efforts to stop the
partition happen, India-Pakistan Partition took place in 1947.  So with the last campaign of Gandhi and Quit
India Movement, India got independence from British rule on 15th August 1947
electing Jawaharlal Nehru as the first minister of India and Mohammed Ali
Jinnah to be the first Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Republic of India)

time after the independence of India was counted to be full of turbulent events
for the first 5 years. It was the time I felt that people were getting out of
the grief of the partition of India and in the meanwhile, on January 30, 1948,
a fanatic Hindu named Nathuram Godse assassinated Gandhi with the gunshot. I
felt like the whole nation is filled with the sadness. In 1950, a new
constitution of India was framed and I felt like the pillars like Justice,
Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity was very clearly implied in the constitution
for the well-reformed structure of the nation. In 1951, India’s First Five-Year
Plan was set out to stabilize India’s economy and save people from starvation.
This plan has recognized control over a wide range of areas, including
industrialization, foreign exchange, import and exports, food prices, and the
movements of grain making India’s economy stable and rise of 18% in
economy.(Republic of India, Huang, pg. 7) Apart from this, I had seen the
government making efforts to help the Rural Community Development to help the
farmers and peasants of the nation. With the second five year plan of
1956-1961, the government had decided to approve family planning but has laid
back steps due to the insufficient financial commitments.  The third five-year plan of 1961-1966 made
efforts to accelerate the economic growth of the nation by investing the
industrializations. Even though India achieved independence from British this
period of 1947 till 1966 proved to be important in the history of India in
attaining complete independence for India.


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