The Long Road To Independence
As India celebrates 70 years of freedom from foreign rule, Travel Purist maps a few landmarks from the struggle.
At the stroke of the midnight hour this August 15th 2017, India will awaken to 70 years of freedom. The hard-won largely non-violent struggle will forever be etched in world history as one-of-a-kind, led by a man who would be known by the world as the Mahatma. And yet, the seeds for independence were sown long before, by those who participated in the revolution of 1857 and by rulers of the southern kingdoms, such as Tipu Sultan. Participants of the movement included men, women and children, the rich and the poor, from across the length and the breadth of the country.
Here’s a look at key places on the country’s map that bear testimony to this mammoth movement that also culminated in the Partition of India and the formation of Pakistan.
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