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75 years on: How India went from impoverished British colony to emerging giant

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At the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, India became an independent nation after nearly 200 years of British colonial rule, redeeming her “tryst with destiny” in the words of its first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru.At the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, India became an independent nation after nearly 200 years of British colonial rule, redeeming her “tryst with destiny” in the words of its first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru.