At the time of this writing in 2018, India is celebrating 72nd Independence Day. India’s Independence Day is celebrated on August 15th. On this day, India got freedom from the British rule in 1947. British ruled India between 1765 – 1947. On the observation of India’s Independence Day, it is the National Holiday in India. The Indian freedom fight against British ruling began in 1857. The English came to India to trade and rule. This attitude increased the distance between the rulers and the ruled. From the 1920s onwards, Mahatma Gandhi led the Indian independence movement. His belief in non-violence inspired many and led to successful Independence. Along, many activists such as Vallabh Bhai Patel, B. R. Ambedkar, Alluri Sitarama Raju, Tanguturi Prakasam, Lala Lajpat Rai, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Mangal Pandey, Chandra Shekhar Azad, Muslim League, led by Muhammad Ali Jinnah and many more fought for freedom.
In 1942, Quit India movement gained traction. Britain, at that time, fighting against Nazism in the Second World War, sent 2.5 million Indian troops, promised to grant India independence after the war. By the end of the war and the British empire weakened, they were unable to resist the demand for independence.
I am such a cooking nut that, I see food everywhere. Shown in the picture is Jowar chaat salad in Indian flag colors. India’s Independence day recipe.