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What were the factors in the growth of Modern Nationalism during British rule?

2 days ago
The rise and growth of Indian nationalism has been traditionally explained in terms of the Indian response to the stimulus generated by the British Raj through the creation of new institutional, new opportunities and new style allocation of resources such as the motives behind the colonial interest, the role of Western Thought, Education, role of Press and Literature as well as a worldwide upsurge.

Development of Indian Press during British Rule in India

2 days ago
The evolution of Indian press was fraught with developmental difficulties, illiteracy, colonial constraints and repression. It disseminated the ideas of freedom and became prominent tool for freedom struggle. The "Bengal Gazette or Calcutta General Advertiser” started by James Augustus in 1780.

Development of Education during British Period in India

2 days ago
Education policy of the British: In pre-British days, Hindus and Muslims were educated through Pathsala and Madrassa respectively, but their advent created a new place of learning i.e. Missionaries. So that, they can create a class of Indian who would be “Indian in blood and colour, but English in taste” who would act as interpreters between the Government and the masses.

History of Modern India: Complete Study Material

3 days ago
Here, we have compiled a comprehensive study material on History of Modern India with five major chapters like Decline of Mughal and Maratha Empire, Rise of the Regional States and European Power, British Paramountcy and Acts, 18th Century Revolts and Reform and Indian National Movement. All the topics under each chapter are covered in detail in the form of Study notes.

What was the British Social and Cultural Policy in India?

Feb 15, 2018
The British followed a policy of non-interference in the social, religious and cultural life of the fellow Indian till 1813 AD. Their thought was to develop partial modernization, in other words, a ‘colonial modernization’. The ruling elements of the British were imperialistic and exploitative, which was embedded with a new style of imperial values after 1813 AD.

History of Medieval India: Complete Study Material

Feb 14, 2018
A Comprehensive Study Material on History of Medieval India Consisting the five major chapters like early medieval India, Rise of Rajputs, Emergence of Provincial Kingdom, Delhi Sultanate, Mughal empire. In each chapter we have covered all the important topics in details which would definitely help you to enhance your Knowledge about Medieval Indian History.

A brief history of the Environmental Movements in India

Feb 13, 2018
The green politics or green movement or environmental movement can be defined as a social movement for the conservation of the environment or for the improvement of the state policy especially inclined towards the environment. Here, we are giving a brief history of the Environmental Movements in India that will enhance the knowledge of the readers about how the mass movement can save the atrocities against the environment.

A brief history of the Student Movements in India

Feb 12, 2018
The Student can engage themselves in various forms of social work in their spare time, and in moments of crisis. During the struggle for independence, the Student mass mobilisation had just fuel the Indian national movement. A brief history of the Student Movements in India will enhance the knowledge of the readers about the chronology of the events that happen during India’s Freedom Struggle.

Development of Judicial system during British India

Feb 12, 2018
The beginning of Indian common law is traced back to 1726 when a Mayor’s Court in Madras, Bombay, and Calcutta was established by the East India Company. This was the first sign of Company’s transformation from a trading company to a ruling power with the added flavour of new elements of the Judiciary. The chronological development of the judicial system during British India has been discussed below, which is very useful for the preparation of competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

History of the working class movement in British India

Feb 8, 2018
The development of Railways, coal, cotton and jute industries in the second half of the nineteenth century witnesses the entry of modern Industry as well as modern Indian working class. Here, we are giving the chronological history of the working class movement in British India, which is very useful for the preparation of competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

What were the forces and factors for the success of British in India?

Feb 6, 2018
The British almost took a century to expand and consolidate their power to become a trader to ruler with help of diplomatic and military tactics. The English had imposed every possible means of war and administrative policies to consolidate their own rule over entire India. Here, we are giving a brief note on the forces and factors for the success of the British in India, which is very useful for the preparation of competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of Caste or Dalit Movement in India before independence

Feb 5, 2018
The term Dalit was firstly used by Jyotirao Phule for the oppressed classes or untouchable castes of the Hindu. Mahatma Gandhi used Harijan for the oppressed or depressed or Dalit classes which means 'Children of God'. Here, we are giving the list of Caste or Dalit Movement in India before independence, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

History of Ancient India Complete Study Material

Feb 5, 2018
General Knowledge Complete Study Material of “History of Ancient India” is the comprehensive collections of important topics which are divided into 9 important sections that will be helpful in the preparation of all types of Competitive exams, those who are pursuing their degree courses and also for school going students.

List of the Great Mughal Emperors of India

Feb 2, 2018
The Mughal Empire was founded by Babur who was descended of the Timur from the father's side and Genghis Khan from the mother's side. Here is the list of the Great Mughal Emperors of India, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

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.

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