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FC: Indira Gandhi Tawnee Mukai Women's Studies Period 6

1: Appointed as minister of information and broadcasting | The new prime minister, Lal Bahadur Shastri appointed Indira Gandhi as minster of information and broadcasting.

2: Born November 19, 1917

3: Indira Nehru Gandhi was born on the 19th of November in the year of 1917.

4: Cabinet ranking

5: Position as minister of information and broadcasting was the fourth highest ranking position in the Cabinet.

6: Declares emergency

7: To secure her power and because of escalating riots, on June 26, 1975, Indira Gandhi declared a state of emergency which limited the personal freedom of Indians.

8: Encouraged radios and programs | Encouraged radios and programs

9: She most importantly encouraged the making of inexpensive radios and started a family planning program.

10: Finally joined a party | Finally joined a party

11: In 1938, Indira finally joined the Indian National Congress Party.

12: Gandhi was re-elected

13: In 1971, Gandhi was re-elected by campaigning with the slogan "Abolish Poverty."

14: Her first and only imprisonment

15: Her first and only imprisonment lasted from September 11, 1942 until May 13, 1943 at the Naini Central Jail in Allahabad.

16: In Allahabad and Switzerland

17: She spent part of her childhood in Allahabad, where the Nehrus had their family residence, and part in Switzerland, where her mother rested from her periodic illnesses.

18: Jawaharlal Nehru

19: Indira Gandhi’s father was Jawaharlal Nehru.

20: Kamala Nehru | Kamala Nehru

21: Indira’s mother was Kamala Nehru.

22: Lal Bahadur Shastri’s Death

23: After Shastri's death in 1966, Indira Gandhi served as prime minister until India held the next election.

24: Married in the year of 1942

25: She had been married in 1942 to Feroze Gandhi and they had two sons together.

26: Nehru becomes prime minister

27: Indira's father Jawaharlal Nehru became prime minister and served until his death in 1964. | Indira's father Jawaharlal Nehru became prime minister and served until his death in 1964.

28: Only Child

29: Indira was the only child. | Indira was the only child.

30: President of Indian National Congress

31: Later in 1959, Gandhi became the fourth woman elected president of the Indian National Congress.

32: Question of Violation

33: In 1975, Gandhi was found guilty of violating election laws.

34: Received Education

35: She received her college education at Somerville College, Oxford.

36: She promotes

37: She also promoted science and technology.

38: Occupying the Temple

39: Because of what her government considered terrorist activity of extremist Sikhs who had occupied the Temple, Indira ordered a storming in June.

40: Unfortunate happening

41: Unfortunately on October 31, 1984, Indira Gandhi's Sikh bodyguards assassinated her.

42: Voted out of office

43: Indira allowed free elections in 1977, and the Indian people voted her out of office.

44: Won the election

45: She won that election for prime minister, and in 1967, became one of the first women ever elected to lead a democracy


47: Economically, Indira Gandhi led India to become one of the fastest growing economies in the world toward the end of her time as prime minister.

48: Young Politician

49: Her road to power and politics started when she turned twelve years of age.

50: Zoomed into Space

51: In 1971, India sent its first satellite into space.

52: Works Cited

53: "Indira Gandhi." King's College - Wilkes-Barre, PA - 1-888-KINGS-PA. Web. 23 Mar. 2011. . "Indira Gandhi." Pocantico Hills Central School. Web. 23 Mar. 2011. . "Indira Gandhi." Women's Biographies: Distinguished Women of Past and Present. Web. 23 Mar. 2011. . "Manas: History and Politics, Indira Gandhi." Web. 23 Mar. 2011. .

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