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The Day Delhi Became Capital of India

On this day in 1931, Delhi was inaugurated as the capital of British India. Here is the surprising story of how the city became the country's centre of power.

02/13/2019 8:06 AMupdated: 08/27/2020 11:04 AM
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15 comments

  • Sasidar K.
    02/16/2019 01:48

    How xome the the name Indra Prastha?what period this name being called from?Was this name any links to The Maha Bharatha.?

  • Sridharan J.
    02/14/2019 12:59

    What would have happened if Calcutta was the capital. India would lost Mamta didi

  • Sadham H.
    02/14/2019 07:00

    After passing of “Indian councils Act,1909” known as “Morely-Minto reforms”, in 1911 British Govt announced the annulment of the Partition of Bengal. At the same time, the seat of the Central Govt was shifted from Calcutta (Kolkata) to Delhi (New Delhi)..!!

  • Udayabhaskaran M.
    02/14/2019 05:38

    George V th's visit to India was the biggest event ever held in India. All the Raja's of India were present in the occasion with their army.Jana gana mana was written to welcome the emperor on this occasion.

  • Joy S.
    02/13/2019 17:35

    Top Video .

  • Shubhang S.
    02/13/2019 13:12

    Chalo Delhi!!!!

  • Bhaavan G.
    02/13/2019 12:53

    It was in 1911

  • Rohan K.
    02/13/2019 12:13

    I think in 1911- foundation stone was laid. 1911-31, the Lutyen's Delhi was still under construction. 1931- inaugrated.

  • Arnob S.
    02/13/2019 12:05

    1931! Loll XD

  • Abhishek N.
    02/13/2019 11:16

    Delhi Was The Capital Of Invaders , And Before Them The Capital Last Hindu King Of Delhi , Prithviraj Chauhan

  • Pratap S.
    02/13/2019 10:19

    Many say it was to punish Bengal after state partition

  • Kedar A.
    02/13/2019 10:08

    If it's 107 year old, and in caption it says it happened in 1931, so are we living in 2038? 🤔

  • Jawed A.
    02/13/2019 09:54

    Wrong year qouted

  • Insomania L.
    02/13/2019 09:19

    Why there was need to change the national capital to Delhi... somethings must be fishy

  • Ashish B.
    02/13/2019 09:18

    1911 actually.

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