When 12-year-old Indira Gandhi was denied membership by the Congress party in 1930, she formed a children's brigade named the Vanar Sena ("monkey army") to participate in India's freedom struggle. She was their general.
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The trio of Lala Lajpat Rai, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, and Bipin Chandra Pal were collectively known as Lal-Bal-Pal.
On Aug 15, 1947, one Indian Rupee was equal to one US dollar as it was linked to the British Pound. It fell to 4.79 in 1966 and prior to the 1991 liberalisation, it stood at 17.90 to the dollar.
Telangana's claim for statehood hinged on what it believed were violations of the Gentlemen's Agreement of Andhra Pradesh, an agreement signed between the leaders of Andhra and Telangana in 1956.
The last viceroy (and governor-general) of (British) India was Mountbatten. The first governor-general (but not viceroy) of (Union of) India was also Mountbatten while the last was C. Rajagopalachari.