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They say of India that it is pacific. Submissive. Tolerant.
A nation that has, down the ages, systematically turned the other cheek to a long line of conquerors ranging from Mahmud Ghazni and Taimurlane through the Mughals to the imperialists of France, Portugal and Britain.
And yet, it was this nation that, in a manner unprecedented in the annals of history, rose as one to repel the invader's yoke; this nation that took on the might of the greatest empire known to humankind. And, what is more, faced it down with nothing more than its collective courage, and the strength of its conviction.
Come August 15, India will mark the 50th anniversary
of that midnight tryst with its own destiny.
And honour the countless men and women who sacrificed their little all for the sake of freedom. A word, a concept that means different things to different people, yet everything to this nation...
But what precisely is this Freedom, This Independence?
And who are the men and women who made of these words a mass movement, who used these concepts to galvanise a nation and bring an empire to its knees?
Relive those memories, as Rediff On The NeT celebrates the
50th year of India's Independence with a year-long series of stories, interviews and, of course, visuals evocative of the most glorious of Indian nationalism.
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