December 28 1885 – The Indian National Congress is Founded in Mumbai

December 28 1885 – The Indian National Congress is Founded in MumbaiRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons More than six decades before the British withdrew the colonial government, the seeds for an independent India were planted on December 28, 1885. The Indian National Congress, founded by a collection of educated elites hoping to build bridges with governors and other officials, went on to become the most influential organization in the transition to sovereignty. At the close of the First War of Indian Independence in 1857, the British government established an imperial headquarters on the subcontinent at Kolkata (“Calcutta” to the new ruling class). Over the next twenty-plus years, administrators […]