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January 26, 1930: Gandhi publishes the Declaration of Independence of India.
March 2, 1931: Gandhi warns the Viceroy of his intention to break the Salt Laws.
March 12-April 6, 1931: Gandhi leads his Salt March to the sea.
May 5, 1931: Gandhi is arrested for violating the Salt Laws; non-cooperation movements break out across India.
January 1931: British government yields to protests, releases all prisoners, invites a Congress representative to Britain for a Round Table Conference (the Congress asks Gandhi to be this representative).
Autumn 1931: Gandhi participates in the Round Table Conference in Britain.
December 28, 1931: Gandhi returns to India.
January 4, 1932: Gandhi is arrested for sedition, and held without a trial.
September 20-25, 1932: Gandhi fasts in prison to protest the treatment of untouchables.
1934-38: Gandhi avoids politics, travels in rural India.
1935: Government of India Act passes British Parliament and is implemented in India; it is the first movement toward independence.
September 1939: World War II begins, lasting until 1945.
March 22, 1942: Sir Stafford Cripps arrives in India, presenting to the Indian National Congress a proposal for Dominion status (autonomy within the British Commonwealth) after the War.
August 8, 1942: The Indian National Congress rejects the Cripps proposal, and declares it will grant its support for the British war effort only in return for independence.
August 1942: Congress leaders are arrested; Gandhi is imprisoned in the Aga Khan's palace.
February 10 to March 2, 1943: Gandhi fasts while imprisoned, to protest British rule.
February 22, 1944: Death of Kasturbai
May 6, 1944: Gandhi is released from the Aga Khan's palace.
Summer 1944: Gandhi visits Muhammed Ali Jinnah in Bombay, but is unable to work out an agreement that will keep India whole.
May 16, 1946: British Cabinet Mission publishes proposal for an Indian state, without partition; Jinnah and the Muslim League reject the proposal.
March 1947: Lord Mountbatten arrives in India and hammers out agreement for independence and partition.
August 15, 1947: Indian independence becomes official, as does the partition into two countries, India and Pakistan.
August-December 1948: India dissolves into chaos and killings, as Hindus and Muslims flee for the borders of India and Pakistan.
January 30, 1948: Gandhi is assassinated by Nathuram Vinayuk Godse, a Hindu nationalist.