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About Four Anglo-Mysore Wars

By | June 26, 2017

The Anglo–Mysore Wars were a series of four wars fought in India over the three decades of the 18th century between the British East India Company and the Kingdom of Mysore. The fourth war ended with a result in the overthrow of the house of Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan and the dismantlement of Mysore to the benefit… Read More »

Gandhian Phase (1917-1947)

By | June 26, 2017

On January 9, 1915, Gandhiji returned from South Africa where he was worked as a barrister but due to some racial discrimination, he returned to India. Gandhiji’s Satyagraha was actually started in South Africa initially. The first participation of Gandhiji in Congress session was in 1901, Calcutta session under the presidentship of Bal Krishna Gokhale. Gandhiji assumed Gokhale… Read More »

Languages in India

By | January 5, 2017

India is home to 1652 mother tongues. 33 of which are spoken by people numbering over a lakh. Sanskrit is the overarching language in most of the Indian languages. Officially there are 22 recognized languages. English, in fact, is widely spoken and perhaps is the link between North, North-East and South India. In the world, there are 6000… Read More »

Important Acts in India Before Independence

By | March 9, 2016

Some of the Important acts in Indian before Independence (August 15th) 1947 are The Regulating Act, 1773, The Pitts India act, 1784, The Charter Acts The Government of India Acts and The Indian council Acts. The Regulating Act, 1773 The Regulating Act, 1773 was the first attempted by British Parliament to regulate the affairs of the Company in… Read More »

Governors-General of India (1772-1857)

By | October 28, 2015

Governors-General of India from 1772 to 1857 are Warren Hastings, Lord Cornwallis, Sir John Shore, Lord Wellesley, Lord Hastings, Lord William Bentinck, Lord Charles Metcalfe, Lord Dalhousie and Lord Canning. Warren Hastings (1772-1785) Warren Hastings succeeded Clive in 1772 and became the first Governor of Bengal for two years and in 1774, after enactment of Regulating Act of… Read More »

Policies of British Empire in India

By | September 2, 2015

The administrative policy of the East Indian Company underwent frequent changes during the period between 1757 to 1857. To increase the Company’s profit and to be sustainable for long term the British hold over India, they have passed many acts in India during there period so that trade and exploitation of resources with India can be carried on… Read More »

The Advent of European Companies in India

By | August 31, 2015

In 1453, land routes were blocked by Ottoman Turks. So, new sea routes discovered by the Europeans to promote their business. Colombus of Spain discovered America where as in 1498, Vasco-da-Gama of Portugal discovered India. He came to India via Cape of Good Hope (Africa). First of all, Vasco-da-Gama reached to Calicut (Kerla or Kozhicode) where Zamorin ruler… Read More »

Introduction to Indus Valley Civilization (Harappan Civilization)

By | August 27, 2015

Indus Valley Civilization (2350-1750 BC) is also called as Harappan civilization because Harappa was the first site to be excavated in 1921 under the supervision of Daya Ram Sahni. The known extent of the civilization in the west is upto Sutkagendor in Baluchistan; Alamgirpur South; and Manda (Jammu and Kashmir) in the north. Indus Valley civilization belongs to… Read More »

Important Features and Economy of Indus Valley Civilization (Harappan Civilization)

By | August 27, 2015

Important Features of Harappan Civilization Town planning was the most distinguishable feature of the Harappan civilization. hence, Indus valley civilization is also called first urbanization. Towns were divided into parts viz. citadel and lower town. citadels were occupied by members of ruling class and lower town was inhabited by the common people. Dhaulavira is an exception because it was… Read More »

Religion, Script of Harappans and Decline of Harappan Civilization

By | August 27, 2015

Religion of Harappans Pashupati seal has been found from Mohenjodaro in which a Yogi figure has been depicted. The Yogi on the seal is surrounded by buffalo, tiger, elephant, rhinoceros and deer. hence, the Yogi is said to be proto-Shiva. Signs of phallic worship have been found. Harappans worshiped Mother Goddess. It is evident from the terracotta figurine… Read More »