Hyderabad Asbestos company was started.
March 15 - Hindus and Muslims clashed in Punjab.
May 17 - Tripura is officially ceded to India after 200 years of independent rule.
August 7 - The Bombay Municipal Corporation formally took over the Bombay Electric Supply and Transport (BEST).
September 13 - Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru suggested the transfer of four million Hindus and Muslims between India and Pakistan.
October 27 - War breaks out between India and Azad Kashmir forces in Kashmir.
November - Temple at Somnath was rebuilt in November 1947, when Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel visited the area for the integration of Junagadh and mooted a plan for restoration.
November 9 - Junagadh joins the Dominion of India.
May 13 - Sukanta Bhattacharya died at the age of 20 in Calcutta. He was a Bengali poet and playwright. He is one of the prominent figures of modern Bengali poetry.