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1947: Road to Indian Independence

1947: Road to Indian Independence

Hindustan Times - HT Smartcast



As we celebrate India’s 75th Independence, Hindustan Times’ journalist Prashant Jha will take us through a journey that traces back to how India became one of the first countries in Asia to get freedom from colonial rule and attain its independence.This is a Hindustan Times podcast, brought to you by HT Smartcast.

1947: Road to Indian Independence
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Ep 13: Series finale - The story of Azaadi
EPISODE 14
14 Aug 2022

The road to Indian Independence was long. It was tough. It was marked by moments of political high, interspersed with long periods of political low. But the freedom struggle eventu ... Read more

14 Aug14 MINS
27:21
Ep 12: A Second Mutiny, a final challenge
EPISODE 13
14 Aug 2022

The war had ended. India was inching towards independence, but a clear political roadmap and timeline was missing. The Muslim League had stepped up its agitation for Pakistan. It w ... Read more

14 Aug27 MINS
38:22
Ep 11: Netaji: The life and politics of Subhash Bose
EPISODE 12
12 Aug 2022

Even as a war broke out in Europe, a clash between different streams of the Indian nationalist movement broke out at home. Triggered by differences with the Mahatma and his protégé ... Read more

12 Aug38 MINS
40:57
Ep 10: It’s time: Quit India
EPISODE 11
12 Aug 2022

In 1939, the Second World War broke out in Europe. And India suddenly found itself as a participant in the war, on behalf of the allied powers. There was one problem — no Indian ha ... Read more

12 Aug41 MINS
38:24
Ep 9: The Years of Constitutionalism
EPISODE 10
12 Aug 2022

As the civil disobedience movement faded, the British embarked on a political exercise to defuse nationalist aspirations — in a way that would help the Empire retain absolute polit ... Read more

12 Aug38 MINS
34:58
Ep 8: The Mahatma’s March
EPISODE 9
12 Aug 2022

The nationalist movement was at a crossroad by the end of the 1920s. On one hand, the British had shown no inclination to give Indians the right to self rule and continued with the ... Read more

12 Aug35 MINS
33:42
Ep 7: When India stopped cooperating
EPISODE 8
12 Aug 2022

The Rowlatt Acts and the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre had enraged nationalist opinion, and it was in this backdrop that the Mahatma launched his first truly mass-based national moveme ... Read more

12 Aug34 MINS
32:22
Ep 6: Jallianwala Bagh: The Brutality of the Empire
EPISODE 7
10 Aug 2022

Even as nationalist consciousness was growing, the British decided to embark on what was arguably one of the most coercive phases of colonial rule. In 1919, soon after the First Wo ... Read more

10 Aug32 MINS
37:59
Ep 5: When the Mahatma returned home
EPISODE 6
10 Aug 2022

1915 marked a decisive turn in India’s freedom struggle. And that wasn’t because of anything the British did. It wasn’t because of anything that the Congress did. It was because on ... Read more

10 Aug38 MINS
36:30
Ep 4: In Lucknow, a moment of unity
EPISODE 5
09 Aug 2022

Just a decade after the Partition of Bengal, and the sharpening of the Hindu-Muslim divide, there was a moment of unity — a unity made possible by a pact between the Congress and t ... Read more

09 Aug37 MINS
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