world learned the power of nonviolent protest as Gandhi lead
the diverse peoples of India in a struggle for home rule.
of India formally gained independence on August 15, 1947 after
centuries of British rule - and years of turmoil. Today, the
date is marked with somber speeches, colorful parades, and
celebrations....in far-flung communities from New Delhi to
New York City.
the Web, join the celebrations and learn about the events
leading up to the historic moment, and the words of inspiration
that the heroes of the movement used to move their people
closer to independence.
both traditional and modern customs that surround the holiday
in India, as well as in areas throughout the world where India's
emigres have made their homes.
find Independence Day ecard greetings to send to family and
friends, favorite recipes for sweets, special holiday dishes
and kid-friendly resources to help commemorate this historic
Long years ago, we made a tryst with destiny and now the time comes
when we shall redeem our pledge... At the stroke of the midnight
hour, when the world sleeps, India
will awake to life and freedom.
- An entire site devoted to the man and his mission, with
a biography, photos, feature articles, FAQ's and myths, quotations,
poems, student projects and more.
- The online newspaper with reports on upcoming India Independence
Day celebrations in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and elsewhere
in the USA.
Wall of Movies - August 14-15 1947 -
A selection of newsreel footage, movie and audio files from
the days of independence. Ghandi, Nehru and others can be
seen and heard in these classic clips. Includes footage of
the Sikh community meeting in Lahore in 1930 in support of
Ghandi and later fleeing the riots in Pakistan in 1947.
Independence Day - Kid-friendly resources from indiachild.com
and featuring complete lyrics of India's national song, Vande
Mataram, flag facts, and a brief history of the freedom
Independence Day E-Card -
A choice collection of e-cards with images of the Indian flag
together with patriotic sentiments to send to friends and