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The Magna Carta of Indian Liberty (1858)

The East India Company faced a countless isolated revolts and a remarkable rebellion in 1857 which proved to be the most jerking for the Company. The Sepoy Mutiny as it was called by the East India Company was direct upshot of the guns given to the Indian soldiers recruited by the Company. The grease on these guns was made of ... Read More »

Indian Councils Act 1861


The unsuccessful war of independence 1857 left the Great Britain with many questions and it issued a proclamation in 1858 bringing about remarkable changes in the Government at local level. The Indian Councils Act 1861 added a position of the jurist to the Viceroy’s Executive Council. Also it introduced some reforms in the legislation. The main features of Act were ... Read More »

Scientific Society by Sir Syed Ahmad Khan 1864


Document signed by Sir Syed certifying that the land granted by the Lt. Governor of the Province for constructing the building of the Scientific Society has been occupied by him (dated March 7, 1865). Ghazipur became the place of attention in Indo-Pak history when Sir Syed Ahmad Khan established a Scientific Society in it in 1864 with the purpose of translating ... Read More »

Dar ul Uloom Deoband 1866


The War of Independence 1857 left the Muslims on the mercy of the British who treated them ruthlessly considering them the wholly and solely responsible for the unsuccessful War. The doors of education were closed to the Muslims and the employments were given to the other communities leaving the Muslims. According to William Hunter, who had been sent by the ... Read More »

Urdu-Hindi Controversy 1867


Urdu-Hindi controversy 1867 unfolded many unsaid stories for the Muslims of India who were expecting to live in amity with the Hindus and other communities in the long run. Even the Muslims with the moderate views were convinced at last that that Hindus and Muslims could not be friends with each other as they have different religions, rituals, culture and ... Read More »

Cabinet Mission 1946


The Labor Party led by Clement Attlee came into power after the general elections in United Kingdom after the war with Japan ended on August 10, 1945. Attlee sent the Cabinet Mission consisting of A.V. Alexander, Sir Stafford Cripps and Lord Pathic Lawrence to India to find out the solution of the problems of India. The Mission reached India on ... Read More »

M.A.O. School 1875


he Aligarh Muslim University ran five schools under it and Mohammad Anglo Oriental Collegiate School was one of them. Officially called Sayedna Tahir Saifuddin High School (on the name of the then Chancellor of the School), the foundations of M.A.O. School were laid in 1875 by Sir Syed Ahmad Khan aiming at bringing the Muslims out of the abysmal darkness ... Read More »

Birth of Mohammad Ali Jinnah 1876


Mohammad Ali Jinnah is one of those leaders who changed the course of history and geography at the same time and he was hailed by the Pakistani nation and at the international level at the same time. Born on December 25, 1876 in Kathiawar Gujrat, India, Jinnah had ancestors from Shia, Sunni, Ismaili, and Hindu origin. His father Jinnah Poonja ... Read More »

Indian National Congress 1885


A remarkable landmark of the history of Indo-Pak is the establishment of Indian National Congress in 1885 by Allan Octavian Hume (1829-1912), a retired servant who had a flame to do something for the people of India. Congress owes a lot of homage to A.O. Hume who became friends with the Indians while all his country men were treating the ... Read More »

Indian Councils Act 1892


Allan Octavian Hume raised the voice of the local down trodden people of India and the Indian National Congress (1885) awarded the Indians with awareness of their rights. It compelled the British government to amend the Act of 1861 which could not measure up to scratch of the Indians. The spread of universities sprinkled education in the public and they ... Read More »

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