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List of Important works of Mughal Emperor Akbar

Feb 2, 2018
Akbar was one of the mighty and powerful rulers of the Mughal dynasty. He was known for remunerating ability, devotion, and judgment, paying little mind to the ethnic foundation or religious practice. Here, we are giving a brief note on the important works of Akbar that made him great which will be helpful for the aspirants of the competitive exams like UPSC/PCS/SSC/CDS etc.

The Revolt of 1857: Causes, Nature, Importance and Outcomes

Feb 1, 2018
The Revolt of 1857 (Also regarded as India's First War of Independece) was an extremely important event in Indian history. It was initiated by the sepoy of the company which arouses the accumulated grievances of the people against the Company’s administration and of their dislike for the foreign regime.

Do you know about the Battle of Bhima Koregaon and its significance

Jan 10, 2018
Recently, clashes took place between Dalits and Maratha communities in Bhima Koregaon of Maharashtra. Let's find out the reason behind the clashes between the Dalits and the Maratha community on the Koregaon Bhīma Battle which was fought 200 years ago on the battle.

List of Drama written during Gupta Period and their Writers

Jan 4, 2018
There was a tremendous progress in religion, arts, literature, science and knowledge during the Gupta period. Therefore, many scholars and historian have considered the Gupta period as a period of the golden age. Here, we are giving the list of Drama written during Gupta Period and their Writers for the increase of the general knowledge of the readers.

History behind the tradition of Bonfire Night

Jan 2, 2018
The literal meaning of the bonfire is a large open-air fire on which bones are burnt and it is derives from the term banefyre from a time when the corpses of witches, heretics and other nonconformists were burned on a pyre instead of being buried in consecrated ground. When we heard the term Bonfire Night then we characterised it with firework and celebration, but do you know how this tradition was started.

Interesting facts about India Gate

Dec 27, 2017
India has been a land of architectural marvels because it has deep roots in its history, culture and religion. India Gate is one of the examples of Indian architectural marvel. It is the world's largest war memorial which was built in the 21st century. Here, we are giving some interesting facts about India Gate, which will enhance the general awareness of the readers on the architectural glory of India.

Interesting facts about Gateway of India

Dec 26, 2017
The Indian architecture is one of the enduring achievements of the Indian Civilization, which has evolved through centuries. Indian architectures bear the living glory of respective periods of the history. Here, we are giving interesting facts about Gateway of India, which is considered as one of the great historical monument built during the British rule.

List of Lost cities in India

Dec 22, 2017
Excavation is the most time-honoured archaeological tool for understanding the processes of the human past, and it certainly represents the type of activity that most people attribute to archaeology. The excavation and historical treatise are the only sources to reveal the prosperous and flourished historical sites in any part of the world. Here, we are giving the list of lost cities in India, whose location has eventually lost over the period of time, but their existences are revealed by the legends and mythology.

Comparison between the Administration of Alauddin Khalji and Muhammad Tughlaq

Dec 20, 2017
The Administration of Delhi Sultanate was largely influenced by their religion. Here, we are giving the brief story of the comparison between two personalities of Delhi Sultanate- Muhammad bin Tughlaq will forever be remembered for the wild swings in policy, whereas Alauddin Khilji’s administrative measures made him most powerful ruler of the Delhi Sultanate.

Satrap System of Ancient Sakas in India

Dec 18, 2017
The Ancient Sakas in India had introduced Satrap system of government, along with the Parthians, which was quite similar to the Iranian Achaemenid and Seleucid. Here, we are giving ancient Indian Satrap System, which was the best example of monarchical decentralisation and crude form of modern-day provincial administration.

List of Ancient Astronomers and their contribution

Dec 15, 2017
The 4th and 6th century AD considered as 'Golden Age of India' because between these centuries, India had immense achievement in the fields of mathematics, astronomy, sculpting and painting. Here, we are giving the list of Ancient Astronomers and their contribution for enhancing the knowledge of the reading about the ancient glory of India.

Administration of Sher Shah Suri: A detailed Summary

Dec 14, 2017
Sher Shah Suri was benevolent ruler and was one of the greatest administrators of medieval India. He introduced many reforms and on that basis Akbar built a superstructure of Mughal administration. Here, we are giving the summary of the administration of Sher Shah Suri, which can be used as revision capsule by the aspirants of different competitive exams.

The Sur Empire

Dec 13, 2017
The first half of the 16th century AD witnessed the Afghan- Mughal contest for power in the Sub-continent. After defeating Humayun, Sher Shah Suri emerged as a powerful Pashtun Afghan ruler and established the Sur Empire. The Empire’s strength lay in the great administrative capacity and reforms of the ruler, aimed at the benefit of people. The Empire boasts of extremely well thought of governmental systems and policies as well as great architectural marvels.

Indo-Greek Kingdom | Hellenistic Kings and their Contributions

Dec 12, 2017
The Indo-Greek Kingdom or Greco-Indian Kingdom ruled over the northwest regions of the Indian Subcontinent (mainly modern Afghanistan and Pakistan, along with parts of north-western India) during the last two centuries BC. Indo-Greek rulers have been mentioned as 'Yavanas' in the Indian literature. The Kings of the Indo-Greek Kingdom, rulers and their contribution are given for the general awareness.

Chola Dynasty | List of Chola Rulers and their contributions

Dec 8, 2017
The Chola Dynasty was the greatest among all the south Indian dynasties. They ruled beyond the sea like Maldives Islands and Sri Lanka which shows that they had very efficient as well as huge naval power. Here, we are giving the list of Chola Rulers and their contribution for general awareness.

Satavahana Dynasty | List of Satavahanas Rulers and their contributions

Dec 8, 2017
The Satavahanas dynasty played the most significant role in Indian history in the period between the fall of the Mauryas and the rise of the Gupta Empire. They were also called as the Andhras in Deccan and their capital was at Paithan or Pratishthan. The Andhras were ancient people and they are mentioned in the Aitareya Brahmana. Here, we are giving the list of Satavahanas Rulers and their contributions for general awareness.

Pallavas Dynasty | List of Pallavas Rulers of Kanchipuram and their contributions

Dec 8, 2017
The Pallava Dynasty was one of the South Indian ruling dynasties which gained prominence after the eclipse of the Satavahanas dynasty, whom the Pallavas served as feudatories. They were patronage of architecture, the finest example being the Shore Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mahabalipuram. Here we are giving the list of Pallavas Rulers of Kanchipuram and their contributions for general awareness.

Pandya Dynasty | List of Pandya Rulers and their contributions

Dec 8, 2017
The Pandya Kingdom was first mentioned by Megasthenese who said that their kingdom was famous for pearls. They occupied the region of the modern districts of Tirunelveli, Ramnad and Madurai in Tamil Nadu. Madurai was their capital, situated on the bank of river Vagai. Here, we are giving the list of Pandya Rulers and their contributions for general awareness.

Pala Dynasty |List of Pala Rulers and their contributions

Dec 8, 2017
The Pala Dynasty, which originated in the region of Bengal as an imperial power during the Late Classical period on the Indian subcontinent. The dynasty was named after its ruling dynasty, whose rulers bore names ending with the suffix of Palau, which meant "protector". They were followers of the Mahayana and Tantric schools of Buddhism. They were insightful diplomats and military conquerors. Their army was equipped with war elephant cavalry. Here, we are giving the list of Pala Rulers and their contributions for general awareness.

Chalukya Dynasty| List of Chalukya Rulers and their contributions

Dec 8, 2017
The Chalukya Dynasty was one of the powerful dynasties of southern and central India between the 6th and the 12th century AD. The rule of this dynasty is marked an important milestone in the history of South India and a golden age in the history of Karnataka. Here, we are giving the list of Chalukya Rulers and their contribution for general awareness.

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