15th August, 1947: The country carefully listened to Jawaharlal Nehru's 'tryst with destiny', jubilant that the British were finally leaving. But let's not forget the price we paid to regain what was always ours. Even though we did get rid of the crown, it still has our jewel. India too was a jewel. It was known as the 'Golden Bird'. But after being grounded for 200 years by the British, could it soar again? More than 58 million died in famines alone, countless freedom fighters laid down their lives & so many innocent souls were forced to face unimaginable horrors, simply on the whims & fancies of the British rulers.
Yes, independence was a huge relief but being conquered was a terror. And how did it all begin? Well... The price of pepper went up by 5 Shillings and our fate was sealed! Confused? Read on as we rummage through the annals of history to bring you this intriguing story.