|1600||The East India Company (EIC) is formed, 1600.|
|1615||The company acquires its first territory in Bombay.|
|1748||Anglo-French War In India.|
|1757||War of Plassey.|
|1792||The EIC defeats the Marathas and Tippu Sultan of Mysore.|
|1806||10 July: Mutiny at Vellore|
|1857||Mutiny of the Indian Army at Barrackpore.
The Rebellion becomes a War of Independence
First Indian War of Independence.
|1858||Bahadur Shah Zafar, the Last Mogul, is proclaimed as Emperor.
The Mutiny is crushed and the Last Mogul Emperor is disposed.
The Revolt is crushed ruthlessly.
End of the EIC's rule in India.
End of Mogul rule in India.
British Crown takes over India, beginning of the Raj.
|1869||Mahatma Gandhi born in Porbandar, Gujarat (Oct 2)|
|1877||Queen Victoria becomes the Empress of India.|
|1885||Indian National Congress is formed.|
|1897||Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.|
|1914||The Great War breaks out in Europe.|
|1919||Jalianwala Bagh Massacre.
Parliament passes the Rowlatt Acts.
|1939||World War II breaks out with Germany's invasion of Poland.|
|1947||India and Pakistan become self-governing.|
Statue in New Delhi by Devi Prasad Roy Choudhury (1899-1975), commemorating Mahatma Gandhi's famous Salt March of 1930, against British salt taxes (photograph by JB).
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