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Special events and blogposts to mark 75 years of independence


The independence of India in August 1947 came after decades of struggle against the British Empire, led by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the father of the nation and global icon of non-violent struggle. 

Unlike other countries in the region, India's independence as a sovereign nation was marred by the bloody violence of the partition of its erstwhile territories (with the birth of the 2-part nation of West and East Pakistan), and the largest human migration in the history of the world. 

The LSE South Asia Centre is the only academic Centre in a Higher Education institution anywhere in the world to have marked this anniversary over a period of 12 months with a specially commissioned logo, events and 12 special blogposts representing the latest research and ideas from different perspectives from academics and thought leaders. A Big Data Digital Map (launched in 2019) continues to be updated regularly. 

The commemorative events were the perfect occasion to also showcase LSE's interdisciplinary academic expertise on India, involving LSE faculty and alumni.

[Interested readers can also read our Occasional/Working Papers available here.]


The 'India @ 75' logo is copyrighted by the LSE South Asia Centre, and may not be used by anyone for any purpose. It shows the national flower of India, Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera [Gaertn.]), framed in a graphic design of waves, spindles, and sacral architectural motifs.The logo has been designed by Oroon Das.