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TIME LINE OF PUNJAB
« on: May 26, 2008, 08:43:28 AM »
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Re: TIME LINE OF PUNJAB
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2008, 03:20:02 PM »
here's the bigger picture of what bsp posted: Administrative Map of Punjab 1909



Timeline : Punjab


325 B.C.

   Alexander the Great invaded Punjab

1577
   Fifth Sikh Guru Ram Das founded city of Amritsar
1584-1598

   Lahore under Akbar temporarily functioned as the capital of the Mughal Empire; Akbar had
Lahore Fort built.
1699
   Militarization of Sikhism; formation of the Khalsa
1707
   Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb had the Badshahi Masjid and the Alamgiri gateway to the fort built
1709-1710
   Banda Singh briefly achieved Sikh independence from Mughal Empire
1716

   Banda Singh executed by Mughals; open Sikh resistance against Mughal rule

1739-1747
   Nadir Shah's invasion; Persian rule
1745-1756
   Period of uncertainty; Lahore saw 9 governors come and go
1748-1769
   Ahmed Shah Abdali's 9 invasions of the Punjab
1758
   Sikh capture of Lahore
1763
   Foundation to Patiala Fort laid
1764-1799
   Rule of the Sikh Misls
1767
   Afghans retook Lahore
1773
   Death of Ahmad Shah Abdali
1783-1784
   Famine Year
1793    Afghans ousted from Lahore; Afghan army routed
1795    Afghan invasion of the Punjab
1796-1797    Afghan invasion of India
1798    Afghan invasion of the Punjab
1799
   Ranjit Singh ascended to the throne; retook Lahore from the Afghans who had taken in in 1798; R.S. began a policy of expansion which resulted in the unification of the Punjab
1803    an Earthquake struck Punjab
1806, 1809    Treaties of Lahore, between E.I.C. and Ranjit Singh, limiting the latter to the left bank of the Sutlej
1808    Patiala signed treaty with E.I.C. directed against Ranjit Singh
1809    E.I.C. granted protection to Nabha, Cis-Sutlej States
1814    an Earthquake struck Punjab
1827    Succession struggle in Jind; interventon of E.I.C. forces
1835    Rebellion in Jind; intervention of E.I.C. forces
1836    American Mission established in Ludhiana
1837-1838    Famine Year
1839    Death of Maharaja Ranjit Singh
1840    Death of Kharak Singh, son and successor of Ranjit Singh
1842    an Earthquake struck Punjab
1846    First Anglo-Sikh War
1848-1849    Second Anglo-Sikh War; Punjab annexed by the E.I.C.

1849    Board of Administration of Punjab formed
1852    Protestant mission established in Amritsar
1853    Board of Administration abolished; Chief Commissioner appointed
1853    Lahore became capital of E.I.C.-adminitered Punjab
1855    Census : population of the Punjab 13,000,000
1855-1870    Construction of railroad connecting Delhi, Punjab and Sindh
1856    Introduction of the Criminal Code in force in Bengal Presidency
1857-1858    Sepoy Rebellion; Raja of Jind sided with the British
1858    Delhi territory on the right bank of the Jumna transferred to the Punjab
1860-1861    Famine in district between Sutlej and Jumna
1862    Cholera epidemic
1865    an Earthquake struck Punjab
1870-1876    Completion of the Upper Bari Canal
1874    Peasant Rebellion in Jind
1876-1882    Construction of the Sirhind Canal
1882    Opening of Punjab University
1883    Coal Mining begun at Dandot
1884    Census : population of the Punjab 21,860,000
1895-1896    Famine Year
1897-1898    Famine Year
1899-1900    Famine; the worst since the British had taken over the Punjab
1900    Lyallpur founded
1901    North West Frontier Province established, separated from Punjab
1905    the Plague killed 390,000 in the Punjab
1905-1907    Punjab Agitation (in response to Russia's defeat in 1905)
1909
   Elections for Punjab Legislative Assembly held; Minto Morley Reforms create separate electorates - Muslim, Non-Muslim
1914-1918    World War I; 60 % of the British Indian troops came from the Punjab
1915    Mutiny in Ferozepur, Lahore, Rawalpindi
1919    Amritsar Massacre
1920    Shiromani Akali Dal founded
1922    Unionist Party founded
1923    Unionist Party won elections to Punjab Legislative Assembly
1926    Unionist Party won elections to Punjab Legislative Assembly
1930    Great Depression; the price for wheat, Punjab's major export product, dropped from 4.25 to 1.5 Rs. per maund
1934    Unionist Party won elections to Punjab Legislative Assembly
1935    Government of India Act
1937    Unionist Party won election of 1937, formed Government of Punjab
1940    Muslim League, at session in Lahore, raised demand to form a separate Muslim state of Pakistan
1944    Price control for grain introduced
1946    Elections held in the Punjab; victory of the Muslim League; Unionist government resigned
1947

   Punjab partitioned into a larger western part, with Lahore, allocated to Pakistan (1947 population 18,800,000, and into a smaller eastern part, with Amritsar, allocated to India (1947 population 12,650,000)

1948
   Patiala, Nabha, Nalagarh, Malerkotla, Jind, Faridkot, Kapurthala, Kalsia joined the Indian Union, established PEPSU
1948    First Indo-Pakistani War
1956    East Punjab was merged with Patiala and East Punjab States Union
1958    Rawalpindi became temporary capital of Pakistan
1961-1963    Construction of Islamabad as Pakistan's new capital
1965    Second Indo-Pakistani War
1966
   Indian part of Punjab partitioned into Haryana, Punjab; a third part of Punjab was added to Himachal Pradesh
1971
   Third Indo-Pakistani War
1984
   Amritsar (Indian Punjab) : Operation Blue Star
1998
   Population of West Punjab (Pakistan section) 72,585,000


Ref: http://www.zum.de/whkmla/region/india/tlpunjab.html
« Last Edit: May 26, 2008, 03:43:18 PM by Grenade Singh »

 

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