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List of Archaeological Sites of Indus Valley Civilisation

Apr 17, 2018
Indus Valley Civilisation is one of the four earliest civilisations of the world. As per radio-carbon dating the civilisation can be dated around 2500-1750 BC. It is known for its systematic town planning which was based on grid system. Here is the list of archaeological sites of Indus Valley Civilisation which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Jallianwala Bagh Massacre: Causes & its Impact

Apr 10, 2018
On 13th April, 1919 people gathered at Jallianwala Bagh (Amritsar) to protest against the arrest of the two nationalist leaders, Satya Pal and Dr Saifuddin Kitchlew. Suddenly, a British military officer, General Dyer, without even giving a warning to the people he ordered his troops to fire at the unarmed crowd for ten minutes till their ammunition was exhausted.

Buddhist Mudras, Hand Gestures and their Meaning

Mar 30, 2018
The symbolic gestures (Mudras) through iconography of Buddha image to evoke particular ideas during Buddhist meditation or rituals. In Indian sculptural art, images are the symbolic representations of divinity whose origin and end is expressed through the religious and spiritual beliefs.

List of Sources of Vijayanagar Empire

Mar 21, 2018
The sources of Vijayanagar empire history include accounts of foreign travellers, Indigenous Works (local vernacular literature), and archaeological excavations. In this article, we are giving the list of important sources of Vijayanagara Empire that will helps the aspirants in the preparations of examinations like UPSC, SSC, State Services, CDS, NDA, Railways etc.

Summary of Indian National Movement

Mar 20, 2018
The Indian National Movement was an organised mass movement concerned with the interests of the people of India and affected by both internal and external factors. It led to the formation of Indian National Congress in 1885 and several revolts broke out across the country. Formation of Muslim League in 1906, Swadeshi Movement 1905 etc. which spearheaded the freedom struggle in India from 1885 to 1947.

Summary of the Tribal Rebellions during British rule in India

Mar 20, 2018
Tribal movements or rebellions or uprising in India were inspired by revolutionary tendencies. They wanted to make use of the situation to fight and eliminate evils and ill-tendencies that existed in the contemporary tribal society. In this article, we are giving a complete summary of the Tribal Rebellions during British India that will helps the aspirants in the preparations of examinations like UPSC, SSC, State Services, CDS, NDA, Railways etc.

Summary on the causes of the Downfall of Early Medieval Rulers in India

Mar 13, 2018
The Early Medieval India was feudal in character and the rulers did not maintain their army but by the feudal lords. Varna system was the basis of social life. Brahmin and Kshatriyas enjoyed highest position. Brahman guided the society on the basis of dharmashastras and political power was possessed by the Kshatriyas. It was one of the reasons of the Downfall of Early Medieval Rulers in India. In this article, we are giving a complete summary on the causes of the Downfall of Early Medieval Rulers in India which will be useful for the UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of British Viceroys during British India

Feb 26, 2018
After 1857 revolt, on August 1858, the British parliament passed an act that set an end to the rule of the company. The control of the British government in India was transferred to the British Crown; Lord Canning was made the first Viceroy of India. Here is a “List of British Viceroys during British India”, so that aspirant can easily learn the chronology as well as their contribution.

List of Committees and Commissions in India before Independence

Feb 26, 2018
The terms Committee and Commission can be defined as the special group delegated by a government to carry out a task. In this article, we have listed the Committees/ Commissions of British India, which was formed for either administrative reforms, judicial reforms or social reforms.

List of British Governors Generals during British Period in India

Feb 26, 2018
The British Governors Generals were originally the head of the British administration in India. The office was created in 1773 with the title of Governor-General of the Presidency of Fort William. Here is a “List of British Governors Generals during the British Period in India”.

List of Provincial Kingdoms before and after the Sultanate period

Feb 26, 2018
The downfall of the Gupta Empire in the middle of the 6th century laid the foundation of internecine struggle between a numbers of dynasties. This was the only reason for the rise of Muslims invader as a ruler. In this article we have covered the list of provincial kingdoms, names of rulers and their capitals, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Do you know the difference between Manuscript and Inscription

Feb 22, 2018
Manuscript and Inscription are the sources of historical knowledge. The manuscript is a handwritten or a manually typewritten document, whereas inscription is the writings on relatively hard surfaces such as stone or metal. In this article, we have discussed the difference between Manuscript and Inscription on the various bases, which would help the reader to enhance Knowledge about History writing on the basis of sources.

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

Feb 20, 2018
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 motives behind the colonial interest, the role of Western Thought, Education, role of Press and Literature as well as a worldwide upsurge.

First in the World: A Complete List

Feb 19, 2018
A complete list of ‘First in the World’ which is composed of all those human exploration and adventures, expeditions, discoveries and inventions which were made first time by any human being. It will help the aspirants to enhance their general knowledge for Competitive Exam (like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.), Bank Exam and Entrance Exam".

Development of Indian Press during British Rule in India

Feb 16, 2018
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

Feb 16, 2018
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

Feb 15, 2018
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.

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