On 1st August in South Asian history

ON 1st AUGUST IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 1, 2019

1920: In India, Mahatma Gandhi launches a civilian disobedience campaign

1920: Death of Lokmanya Tilak, Indian freedom fighter, born on July 23, 1856
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bal_Gangadhar_Tilak
http://adaniel.tripod.com/tilak.htm

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeOC-Y76whw

1929: Birth of Hafizullah Amin, second president of Afghanistan, who died on December 27, 1979
http://www.historyinanhour.com/2012/08/01/hafizullah-amin-summary/
https://www.afghan-web.com/biographies/biography-of-hafizullah-amin/

1932: Birth of Meena Kumari, Indian film actress, who died on March 31, 1972
http://www.idlebrain.com/mumbai/legends/meenakumari/

1960: Islamabad is declared as the principal seat of the Government of Pakistan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamabad
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rawalpindi

1963: Birth of Phoolan Devi, the Indian bandit queen, killed on July 25, 2001
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoolan_Devi
http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/199611/bandit-queen

1999: Death of Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Indian writer, born on November 23, 1897
http://www-stat.stanford.edu/~naras/ncc/
http://www.nytimes.com/1999/08/03/arts/nirad-c-chaudhuri-author-dies-at-101.html

2008: Death of Harkishan Singh Surjeet, Indian politician, born on March 23, 1916
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harkishan_Singh_Surjeet

2013: Bangladesh’s main Islamic party, the Jamaat e Islami, launch violent protests after a court banned its members from contesting next year’s general election
http://dawn.com/news/1033394/bangladesh-court-rules-jamaat-illegal-bars-party-from-polls
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/bangladesh/10215920/Bangladesh-Islamist-party-election-ban.html



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