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
46: EXCELLED IN ECONOMY
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.