Some history facts about the Post Independence period:
After the participation of the Second World War, a non-violent resistance led to the independence of India in 1947. Modern India faced several challenges. It had to knit together the 500+ princely domains that had existed under British rule, and try to keep the peace between Hindus, Sikhs, and Muslims. India's constitution, which came into effect in 1950, sought to address these problems. It created a federal, secular democracy - the first in Asia.
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