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Indian Independence:

Battered by the World War II and the need to cut short their losses, the British agreed to a peaceful transfer of power which came into effect in 1947. It was becoming difficult to control large territories which were located at a distance from the UK and, adding on to their woes, was the increasing political unrest among Indians and the worsening economic situation in the subcontinent. The British Government under Prime Minister Clement Richard Attlee decided that it would be better to announce their decision to leave India, as soon as possible. The British parliament passed the Indian Independence Act, 1947 in July 1947 and India gained independence a month later. Image credit: By Dennis Jarvis from Halifax, Canada – India-0037, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=26156928

10 Interesting facts of India's Independence Day that you may not know

Why was August 15th chosen as the day of our Independence? Who designed our national flag? We celebrate Independence Day every day as the day India gained independence after close to two centuries of being ruled by the British, but how much do we know about the events that led up to it or the intricacies of what happened?

Here are 10 interesting facts about Indian Independence that you may not know: