1707 to 1749

1707Battle of Jajau, accession of Bahadur Shah I
1708Death of Guru Gobind Singh
1712Death of Bahadur Shah I, accession of Jahandar Shah
1713Accession of  Farukh Siyar, murder of Jahandar Shah
1714Hussain Ali becomes viceroy of the Deccan
Treaty between Hussain Ali and the Marathas
1716Execution of Banda Bahadur
Surman Embassy to the Imperial Court
1717Emperor Farukh Siyar’s farman to East India Co.
Appointment of Murshid Quli Khan as governor of Bengal timeline of indian history
1719Farukh Siyar put to death
Accession and deposition of puppet emperors
Accession of Muhammad Shah
1720Fall of the Sayyid brothers
1724Appointment of Saadat Khan as governor of Awadh
Virtual independence of the Nizam in the Deccan,
Appointment of Qamaruddinas wazir
1739Nadir Shah took Delhi and sacked it
Death of Shuja-ud-din, Sarfaraz, as governor of Bengal
Capture of Bassein and Salsette by the Marathas
1740Alivardi Khan became Nawab of Bengal
1742Marathas invaded Bengal
Dupleix as governor of Pondicherry
1744-481st Carnatic war (Anglo-French)
1745War Rohillas in occupation of Rohilkhand
1746Capture of Madras by La Bourdonnais
1747Invasion by Ahmad Shah Abdali
1748Death of Nizam Chinquilich Khan
Death of Muhammad Shah, accession of Ahmad Shah
1749Restoration of Madras to the English
1949-542nd Carnatic War
1707 to 1749: Timeline of Indian History

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1750 to 1799

1750Defeat and death of Nizam Nasir Jang, Muzaffar Jung became the Nizam timeline of Indian history
1751Capture and defence of Arcot by Robert Clive
Death of Muzaffar Jang, accession of Salabat Jang as Nizam
Conclusion of treaty by Nawab Alivardi Khan with the Marathas by surrendering Cuttack timeline of indian history
1754Recall of Dupleix, Godehu’s as governor and his treaty with the English.
Accession of Alamgir Il
21 April 1756Death of Alivardi Khan, accession of Siraj-ud-daula
20 June 1756Capture of Calcutta by Siraj-ud-daula
2 Jan 1757Recovery of Calcutta by the English
Jan 1757Delhi and Mathura were sacked by Ahmad Shah Abdali
Treaty of Alinagar between Siraj and the English
9 Feb 1757The capture of Chandannagar by the English
23 June 1757Battle of Plassey
Mir Jafar installed as Nawab
2 July 1757Capture and execution of Siraj-ud-daula
1748-633rd Carnatic War
1758The arrival of Lally in India
Occupation of the Panjab by the Marathas
Masulipatnam captured by British Colonel Forde
1759Battle of Bedara at Chinsurah between British & Dutch
Prince Ali Gauhar’s futile invasion of Bihar
Emperor Alamgir Il murdered by Ghazi-ud-din
22 Jan 1760Battle of Wandiwash
1760Battle of Udgir between the Marathas and the Nizam
Installation of Mir Qasim as Nawab of Bengal
Vansittart appointed governor in Bengal
14 Jan 17613rd battle of Panipat
Surrender of Pondicherry to the English
Accession of Ali Gauhar as Emperor Shah Alam Il
Appointment of Shujauddaula as wazir
Haider Ali king of Mysore
1763Mir Qasim drove out of Bengal and Bihar
21 Oct 1764Battle of Buxar
1765 12 Aug 1765Death of Mir Jafar
2nd governorship of Clive in Bengal
Treaty of Allahabad – Shah Alam II & Company
Grant of the diwani of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa
1766Acquisition by the Company of the Northern Circars
1766-691st Mysore War
1767Departure of Clive, Verelest as governor in Bengal
1769The Great Bengal Famine
1772Death of Peshwa Madhava Rao
Accession and murder of Peshwa Narayan Rao
1773Enactment of the Regulating Act
Warren Hastings was appointed governor of Bengal
Peshwaship of Raghunath Rao or Raghoba
1774Accession of Narayan Rao as peshwa
Rohilla War
Establishment of Supreme Court in Calcutta
1775Trial and execution of Nanda Kumar
1775-821st Anglo – Maratha War
1776Treaty of Purandhar between Peshwa and British
1779Convention of Wadgaon between Maratha and British
1780Gwalior captured by General Popham
1780-842nd Anglo – Mysore War
1781Deposition of Chait Singh – Ruler of Benares
Amendment of the Regulating Act
1782Affair of the Begums of Oudh
Treaty of Salbai
Death of Haider Ali
1783Fox’s India Bill – abolition of the Court of Directors and the Court of Proprietors
1784Treaty of Mangalore closed the 2nd Mysore
War Pitt’s India Act
1786Lord Cornwallis appointed governor general
1790-923rd Anglo – Mysore War
Treaty of Seringapatnam
1792Ranjit Singh became the leader of a Sikh misl
1793Permanent Settlement of land revenue in Bengal
Charter Act of 1793
Sir John Shore—governor general
1794Death of Mahadji Sindhia – ruler of Gwalior
1795Battle of Kharda between Nizam and Maratha
Death of Ahalya Bai
1796Death of Peshwa Madhav Rao Narayan
Baji Rao Il became the last Peshwa
1797Zaman Shah in the Punjab
Death of Nawab Asaf-ud-daula of Awadh
1798Lord Wellesley governor general
Acceptance of Subsidiary Alliance by the Nizam
1798-994th Anglo – Mysore War
1799Death of Tipu and fall of Seringapatnam
Partition of Mysore and installation of the Hindu Raja’s family in Mysore
Ranjit Singh appointed governor of Lahore by Zaman Shah
Malcolm led English mission to Persia
Baptist Mission established at Serampore by William Carey

timeline of modern indian history

1800 to 1825

1800Death of Nana Fadnavis
1801Carnatic annexed to the British empire
1802Battle of Poona between rival Maratha clans
Treaty of Bassein between British and Baji Rao II
1803-052nd Anglo – Maratha War
1805Recall of Lord Wellesley
2nd term of Lord Cornwallis as governor-general
George Barlow as governor-general
1806Vellore Mutiny
1807Lord Minto I became governor-general
1808British missions under Malcolm to Persia
British mission to Kabul under Elphinstone
1809Treaty of Amritsar between the English and Ranjit Singh
1813Charter Act – end of companies’ monopoly over trade
Lord Hastings as governor-general
1814-16War with Nepal
Treaty of Sagauli – established the boundary line of Nepal
1817-18Pindari war
3rd Anglo – Maratha War
Abolition of Peshwaship
1st cotton mill in India, Fort Gloster, Howrah
1819Protective alliances with the states of Rajputana
1820Thomas Munro as governor of Madras
1823Lord Amherst governor general
1824Barrackpore Mutiny
1824-261st Burmese War
Treaty of Yandabo
Annexation of Assam, Arakan and Tennasserim
1800 to 1825: Timeline of Indian History

1826 to 1849

1826Fall of Bharatpur
1828Lord William Bentinck as governor-general
1829Akbar II, Mughal Emperor of Delhi
Bengal Sati Regulation Act, 1829
1829-37Suppression of Thuggee by Sleeman
1830Annexation of Cachar
Raja Ramohan Roy visited England
Mysore rebellion
Thuggee and Dacoity Department
1831Assumption of Mysore administration by the English
Journey of Alexander Burnes up the Indus
Meeting at Rupar – Ranjit Singh and William Bentinck
Death of Henry Louis Vivian Derozio
1832Annexation of Jaintia
1833Charter Act 1833
East India Company’s monopoly on China trade ends
Tea Committee to assess the potential of Assam tea
1834Annexation of Coorg
Institution of law member in Supreme Council with Lord Macaulay as the first incumbent
1835Foundation of Calcutta Medical College
2 Feb 1835English Education Act 1835 – Macaulay’s Minute
English replace Persian – the official language of India
20 Mar 1835Charles Metcalfe as governor-general
24 Mar 1835Abolition of Press restrictions
Assam Rifles, was founded in India
Lease of the Darjeeling by British from the Kingdom of Sikkim
1836Lord Auckland as governor-general
1837-38Famine in North India
1838Tripartite treaty – English with Shah Shuja and Ranjit Singh
1839New treaty forced on the Amirs of Sind
Death of Ranjit Singh
Cyclone hits port city of Coringa Andhra Pradesh, 300,000 people die
1839-421st Afghan War
1st Opium War in China
18401st tea gardens in at Chittagong
1842Lord Ellenborough became governor-general
Oriental Bank Corporation established in Bombay
1843War with the Amirs of Sind
Annexation of Sind,
Battle of Maharajpur between British and Maratha forces in Gwalior
Suppression of slavery
1844Lord Hardinge became governor-general
1845-461st Sikh War
Treaty of Lahore
1846Kashmir is ceded to the British East India Company
The Koh-i-Noor diamond is surrendered to Queen Victoria
1848Lord Dalhousie became governor-general
Revolt of Mulraj in Punjab
The doctrine of Lapse policy started by the British
Annexation of Satara
1848-492nd Sikh War
Annexation of Punjab
1849Bethune School for girls started in Calcutta
Annexation of Jaitpur and Sambalpur
Great Indian Peninsula Railway was incorporated
1826 to 1849: Timeline of Indian History

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1850 to 1857

1850 Nov 1850Penal annexation of a part of Sikkim
1st experimental electric telegraph line Calcutta and Diamond Harbour
18511st freight train is operated in Roorkee
18522nd Burmese War and annexation of Pegu
Death of ex-Peshwa Baji Rao II and stoppage of his pension
16 April 18531st railway in India from Bombay to Thane, 35 km
Laying of telegraph line from Calcutta to Agra
Annexation of Nagpur & Jhansi
Cession of Berar by the Nizam
Charter Act 1853
Entrance into I.C.S. through open to competition
7 July 18542nd cotton mill – Bombay Spinning and Weaving Company by Cowasjee Nanabhoy Davar
15 Aug 1854Education Dispatch of Charles Wood – Wood’s despatch
1st all India stamp issued Calcutta Survey
1st passenger train – Howrah to Hooghly
1855British annexed Thanjavur Maratha kingdom
1855-57Santhal rebellion
1856 26 July 1856Annexation of Oudh
Measured height of ‘Peak XV’ – Mount Everest
The Indian Universities Act
Religious Disabilities Act
Lord Canning as Governor General
Hindu Widow’s Remarriage Act
End of Crimean War
General Service Order
Persian War
2nd Opium War (1856-60)
Introduction of the Enfield rifle
1857Foundation of Calcutta, Bombay and Madras Universities
1857 – 58Sepoy Mutiny
29 Mar 1857Revolt of Mangal Pandey at Barrackpore
10 MayRevolt began at Meerut
11 MayRevolt began in Delhi
20 Sept 1857British forces recapture Delhi
Jan-Mar 1858Trial of Emperor Bahadur Shah
June 1858The last rebels surrender in Gwalior
July 1858Proclamation of peace by Lord Canning
1850 to 1857: Timeline of Indian History

1858 to 1875

2 Aug 1858Government of India Act 1858
1 Nov 1858Darbar was held at Allahabad
Queen’s Proclamation – assumed the govt. of India
Lord Canning was appointed as 1st Viceroy
1859Withdrawal of Doctrine of Lapse
Execution of Tatya Tope
1859-60Indigo revolt in Bengal
1860Enactment of Indian Penal Code
1861Indian Councils Act
High Courts Act
Civil Service Act
Famine in N.W. India
Enactment of the Code of Criminal Procedure
Delhi Department of Police is founded
1862Lord Elgin I as Governor-General
2 July 1862 Establishment of Calcutta High Courts
Supreme & Sadar Courts merged into high courts
18631st to join Indian Civil Service – Satyendranath Tagore
1864John Lawrence as Governor-General
Shimla was declared the summer capital
Bhutan War
Indian Forest Service was set up
1865Orissa famine
Opening of telegraphic communication with Europe
Indian Forest Acts – British claims over forests in India
1867Fiscal year April–March
1868Opening of railway from Ambala to Delhi
Bank of Bombay established
Tata Group is founded by Jamsetji Tata
1869 2 Oct 1869 Lord Mayo became Viceroy
Birth of Gandhiji
1870Infanticide is banned in India
1st submarine telegraph cable from UK to Bombay
1871Criminal Tribes Act – hereditary criminals
1872Murder of Lord Mayo by Sher Ali Afridi in A&N Islands
Lord Northbrook appointed viceroy
1873Famine in Bihar
1874Agra Canal opens
1875 31 Oct 1975Deposition of Malhar Rao Gaekwad
Birth of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Visit of Edward, Prince of Wales
1858 to 1875: Timeline of Indian History

1876 to 1899

1876Lord Lytton I became viceroy
Royal Titles Act
Occupation of Quetta
Outbreak of famine in the Deccan
1 Jan 18772nd Delhi Durbar
Queen Victoria proclaimed empress of India
1878  – 802nd Afghan War
1878Vernacular Press Act
1880Lord Ripon as viceroy
1881Rendition of Mysore
1st Factory Act
1st General Census
1882Repeal of Vernacular Press Act
Hunter Education Commission
1883Beginning of local self-government in India
Ilbert Bill – allow Indian judges to try Europeans
1884Lord Dufferin as viceroy
18853rd Burmese War
25 Dec 18851st meeting of the Indian National Congress
Bengal Local Self-Government Act
1886Annexation of Upper Burma
Restoration of Gwalior fort
1888 Lord Lansdowne became viceroy
1st ever temple for the untouchables in Aruvippuram, Kerala
18912nd Factory Act
Age of Consent Act
Anglo-Manipur War
1892Indian Councils Act
1893 Durand Line – Boundary between British India and Afghanistan
Vivekananda in the U.S.A. – World’s Parliament of Religions
1894Lord Elgin Il as Viceroy
Punjab National Bank was founded by Lala Lajpat Rai
1896Plague epidemic in Bombay 
No-tax campaign in Maharashtra by Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Famine started in Bundelkhand
1897Famine Commission
Battle of Saragarhi
Formation of Indian Education Service
1897-98Frontier War – Tirah campaign – between British and Afghan
18981st volume of the Linguistic Survey of India is published in Calcutta
1899 Lord Curzon became Viceroy
1876 to 1899: Timeline of Indian History

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1900 to 1910

1900Land Alienation Act
India’s first participation in the Summer Olympics
1901Death of Queen Victoria and accession of King Edward VIl
North West Frontier Province created
1902United Provinces of Agra and Oudh is established
1903 – 04Tibetan expedition – Younghusband mission
1904Ancient Monuments Preservation Act
Indian Universities Act
Co-operative Society Act
19 July 1905 16 Oct 1905Partition of Bengal announced
Partition took place
Lord Mito II became Viceroy
Morely – Secretary of State for India
Swadeshi and boycott movement
Indian Railway Board founded
1906 30 Dec 1906Officially adapting of Indian Standard Time
Foundation of the Muslim League
INC President Dadabhai Naoroji declared ‘Swaraj’ 
1907 26 Dec 1907Anglo-Russian Convention
Surat split
Newspapers Act
Tata steel started manufacturing
Ani Besant – president of Thiosafical society
12 Mar 1908Tinnevely riot 
May 1908 29 AprilTrial of Alipore bomb case (1908-09)
Muzaffarpur Conspiracy – Khudiran & P. Chaki
1909Nasik conspiracy
Indian Councils Act (Morley-Minto Reforms)
1st Indian to Viceroy’s Executive Council – S.P Sinha
1910 Lord Hardinge as Viceroy
Sri Aurobindo began his spiritual pursuits
1900 to 1910: Timeline of Indian History

1911 to 1919

Feb 19111st official air mail flight – Allahabad to Naini
11 Dec 1911Coronation of George V in New Delhi
12 DecDelhi Durbar
12 DecPartition of Bengal nullified
12 DecTransfer of capital to Delhi announced
27 Dec 1911Jana Gana Mana – free India’s National Anthem
22 Mar 1912State of Bihar and Orissa formed out of Bengal
23 Dec 1912Bomb at Hardinge – Delhi conspiracy case
Introduced registration of motor vehicles
15 July 1913Ghadar Party was founded in Astoria, Oregon
Nobel Prize for Rabindranath Tagore
Raja Harishchandra – 1st full-length Indian film
4 April 1914Komagata Maru incident – 4 April to 27 Sept
28 July 19141st World War, Declaration of War
26 Sept 1914Landing of Indian troops in France
McMahon Line – Simla Accord
9 Jan 1915Gandhiji returns to India from South Africa
Feb 1915Ghadar Mutiny
19 Mar 1915Defence of India Act
1916 Lord Chelmsford as Viceroy
April 1916Sadler University Commission
Sept 1916Home Rule League – Tilak – Belgaum
Sept 1916Home Rule League – Annie Besant – Madras
Dec 1916Foundation of the Women’s University at Poona
Lucknow Pact – Congress & Muslim League
1917INC demands self-government for India
April 1917Champaran Satyagraha
20 Aug 1917August Declaration, in the British House of Commons
1918Indians declared eligible for King’s Commission
11 Nov 1918 Indian National Liberal Federation
Publication of Montague Chelmsford Report
Kheda Satyagraha – 1st Non-Cooperation
End of first world war
10 Mar 1919Rowlatt Act or Black Act
6 AprilRowlatt Satyagraha
9 AprilSaifuddin Kitchlew & Dr. Satyapal arrested
13 April 1919Jallianwala Bagh Massacre in Amritsar, Punjab
14 OctHunter Commission
23 Dec 1919Government of India Act, 1919
1911 to 1919: Timeline of Indian History

1920 to 1929

July 1920House of Commons adopts Hunter report
1 Aug 1920The Khilafat Movement
31 Aug 1920Death of Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Non-cooperation Movement – Nagpur session
Lord Sinha – Governor of Bihar and Orissa
1921Permanent Advisory Council of Princes
July 1921Moplah or Malabar rebellion
23 DecVisit of Edward, Prince of Wales
Lord Reading became viceroy
Rabindranath founded Visva-Bharati
4 Feb 1922Chauri Chaura incident
10 Mar 1922Withdrawal of Non-cooperation Movement
11 MarGandhiji is arrested in Bombay for sedition
Peshawar Conspiracy
9 Jan 1923Foundation of Swaraj Party
Certification of Salt Tax
Decision to Indianise regiments of Indian army
9 Sept 1924Kohat riots
4 Dec 1924 Gateway of India in Bombay
Vaikom Satyagraha in Kerala
Feb 19251st electric train in Bombay
June 1925Pink’s War in North West Frontier
9 Aug 1925Death of C R Das
Kakori conspiracy – HRA
Formation of the Inter-University Board
Lord Lytton II became viceroy
Dyarchy suspended in Bengal
1926 Lord Irwin as Viceroy
Devaluation of the rupee
Nov 1927Appointment of Simon Commission
3 Feb 1928Simon Commission reached in Bombay – Hartal
May 1928Hockey Gold Medal – Amsterdam Olympics
10 Aug 1928Nehru Report – Lucknow conference of all parties
30 Oct 1928Simon Commission in Lahore
17 Nov 1928Lala Lajpat Rai died in a protest
Board of Control for Cricket in India is formed
Aug 1929Meerut Conspiracy Case – (1929-33)
31 Oct 1929Deepavali Declaration – Irwin
19 DecLahore Session and ‘Poone Swaraj‘ Resolution
31 Dec 1929Indian flag hoisted by Nehru – Ravi river
1920 to 1929: Timeline of Indian History

1930 to 1940

26 Jan 1930INC declares day for Poorna Swaraj
12 Mar 1930Dandi / Salt March started
5 April Civil Disobedience Movement started at Dandi
18 April 1930Chittagong armory raid by ‎Surya Sen
23 AprilQissa Khwani Bazaar massacre
30 AprilVedaranyam Salt satyagraha in South India
May 1930Report of Simon Commission
Oct 1930Rebellion in Burma
8 Dec 19301st Round Table Conference
Battle of Writers’ Building
5 Mar 1931Irwin – Gandhi Pact
23 Mar 1931Bhagat Singh, Rajguru & Sukhdev were hanged
7 Sept 19312nd Round Table Conference
Lord Wellington as Viceroy
Chakra was adopted in the centre of the flag by INC
May 1932Riots between Hindus and Muslims in Bombay
16 Aug 1932Communal Award – Ramsay MacDonald
20 Sept 1932Gandhiji begins a hunger strike in Poona prison
23 Sept 1932Pahartali European Club attack – P. Waddedar
24 Sept 1932Poona Pact – B. R. Ambedkar and Gandhi
Foundation of Indian Military Academy
17 Nov 19323rd Round Table Conference
28 Jan 1933Pakistan Declaration published
Joint Select Committee on Indian Constitution
Gandhi transfers charge of Congress to Nehru
7 April 1934Civil Disobedience Movement called off
July 1934Communist Party of India is declared unlawful
Factories Act
Royal Indian Navy created
1 April 1935Reserve Bank of India is founded
2 Aug 1935 Government of India Act
1936 Lord Linlithgow became Viceroy
Temple Entry Proclamation
Feb 1937Final results of the elections were declared
1 April 1937Provincial autonomy begins
Formation of Congress Ministries in 6 provinces
Burma and Aden are separated from India
New Viceroy’s speech is boycotted by Congress
Federal court started
29 April 1939S. C. Bose resigns as president of Congress
1 Sept 19392nd World War (1939-45)
17 OctCongress demand a definition of war aims
Nov 1939Viceroy announced – Dominion Status after the war
22 Dec 1939Resignation by Provincial Congress Ministries
Day of Deliverance by Muslim League
24 Mar 1940Pakistan Resolution – Fazlul Haq – Muslim League
8 Aug 1940August Offer by Linlithgow’s
1930 to 1940: Timeline of Indian History

1941 to 1947

16 Jan 1941Great escape – Netaji went over land to Germany
8 Mar 1942Japanese army enters Rangoon
22 Mar 1942Cripps Mission
8 Aug 1942Quit India resolution – Bombay session of AICC
9 AugIndian leaders & Gandhi was arrested
Aug 1942Ballia parallel govt. in UP – Chittu Pandey
Aug 1942Indian National Army formed – Mohan Singh
DecJatiya Sarkar in Tamluk, WB (1942-44)
1943Bengal famine
23 Mar 1943Pakistan day observed
25 AugWavell became governor-general
21 OctNetaji became supreme of INA
5 DecPrati Sarkar at Satara, MH (1943-45, longest)
30 Dec 1943Netaji formed Govt. of Free India in Singapore
Japanese attacked the Port of Kolkata
Netaji sets up the Indian govt. at Port Blair.
Netaji hoisted the Tricolor flag at Port Blair.
8 Mar 1944Battle of Imphal – British vs. Japan & INA
Mar 1944Rajagopalchari Formula
14 April 1944INA hoisted the Tricolour flag at Moirang.
12 Jan 1945Desai liaquat pact
25 June 1945Simla Conference – Wavell Plan
15 AugJapan surrendered
2 SeptEnd of World War II
Nov 1945INA trials began at the Red Fort
Dec 1945General elections in India
Congress largest party 59 seats of the 102
Jan 1946Royal Air Force Mutiny
18 Feb 1946Royal Indian Navy Mutiny
23 MarCabinet Mission in India
2 AprilCabinet Mission in Delhi
16 Aug 1946Direct Action Day by Muslim League
20 AugCommunal riots in Dhaka
2 Sept 1946Formation of the Interim Govt.
26 OctMuslim League joined the Interim Govt.
9 Dec 19461st session of the Constituent Assembly
20 Feb 1947Atlee announced the freedom of India
21 FebMountbatten became governor-general
15 MacCommunal riots in the Panjab
17 MayTripura is officially ceded to India
3 June 1947Mountbatten Plan – Partition of India
18 JulyRoyal assent on Independence of India Act
15 Aug 1947India obtains Independence from the British
Jawaharlal Nehru becomes 1st Indian Prime Minister
1941 to 1947: Timeline of Indian History