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Why is Army Day Celebrated in India?

Jan 15, 2021
Army Day 2021: It is observed on 15 January every year in India, in recognition of Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa's taking over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India.

Why is Pongal Festival celebrated?

Jan 14, 2021
Pongal festival 2021: It is the harvest festival of Tamil Nadu that falls in the month of Thai (January-February season).  The uniqueness of the festival reminds us of the importance of natural resources, especially when the entire world is battling environmental change.    

New Anubhava Mantapa: All about the structure, Chalukyan architecture, style, Lord Basaveshwara here

Jan 11, 2021
Know all about Lord Basaveshwara, New Anubhava Mantapa, Chalukyan architecture, temple style and other details here. Study in detail about the theories of Basaveshwara and the reforms brought by him. 

Society and Economy under Vijaynagara Empire

Dec 16, 2020
The empire was ruled by four dynasties. I.e. Sangama dynasty, Saluva Dynasty, Tuluva dynasty, and Aravidu dynasty. The rulers of Vijayanagar Empire devoted themselves to the growth of agriculture and built cities and capitals with magnificent buildings. The different aspects of Society and Economy under Vijaynagara Empire are contained in narratives of foreign travellers, inscriptions, and literature.

Economic Policy and Administration under Khilji Dynasty

Dec 16, 2020
Alauddin's administrative policy was very concise and clear. He introduced the ‘Dagh system’ (branding of horses) and ‘Chehra’ for soldiers. He appointed ‘Mustakhraj’ for the purpose of collection of revenue. The check on markets kept by two officers  ‘Diwan-i- Riyasat and Shahna –i-Mandi’. b

Medieval History of Bihar

Dec 14, 2020
Bihar was ruled directly or indirectly by the Slave Dynasty, Khilji Dynasty, Tughlaq Dynasty, Noohani Dynasty, Cher Dynasty, Bhojpur’s Ujjaini Dynasty, Sur Dynasty, and Mughal Dynasty. Check below the important events that occurred during the Medival period. 

What is 'Pagri Sambhal Jatta Movement' and how it is related to the ongoing farmers' protest?

Dec 14, 2020
'Pagri Sambhal Jatta Movement' was the farmers' agitation against the three British Laws-- the Doab Bari Act, Punjab Land Colonisation Act and the Punjab Land Alienation Act and can be related to the ongoing farmers' agitation against three Farm Laws introduced by the Government of India. 

Ancient History of Bihar

Dec 11, 2020
The Ancient History of Bihar extends to the very dawn of human civilization and also associated with the advent of the earliest legends of Sanatana Dharma. In this article, we have given the complete study material of ‘Ancient Bihar History’ that will ease the journey of aspirants to crack the competitive examinations like BPSC and other state-level examinations.

List of Famous Conspiracy Cases during British Rule in India

Dec 8, 2020
India’s freedom struggle was accompanied by the moderate leadership, extremist leadership, and revolutionary activities of Indian youth, but all they were fighting with their own methodologies to end the British rule.  In this article, we have given a list of famous conspiracy cases that contributed to the end of British Rule in India. 

Navratnas of Akbar

Dec 2, 2020
Akbar's court had 9 eminent people also called nine gems (Navaratnas) who helped Akbar make key decisions These Navratnas were proficient in different art fields. 

Indian Council Act of 1909 | Morley- Minto Reforms: Main Features

Dec 1, 2020
Indian Council Act of 1909 is also known as Morley- Minto Reform. It was instituted to placate the Moderates (Congress) and introduces separate electorates on the basis of religion. Therefore, Lord Minto came to be known as "Father of Communal Electorate in India".    

Champaran Satyagraha- India’s First Civil Disobedience Movement

Dec 1, 2020
The Champaran Satyagraha is considered to be a vital event in the history of India’s freedom struggle. It was India’s first Civil Disobedience movement launched by Mahatma Gandhi to protest against the injustice meted out to tenant farmers in the Champaran district of Bihar. Let us read in detail about Champaran Satyagraha.

When and Why British first landed on Indian Territory

Nov 26, 2020
The arrival of Vasco da Gama in Calicut on May 20, 1498, opened a sea route from Europe to the East. After that India became the focal point of Europe's trade and also the realm of European ambitions. Here, we have provided an interesting glimpse into when and why British first landed on Indian Territory.

Timeline of Delhi Sultanate

Nov 25, 2020
The establishment of the Delhi Sultanate began with the invasion of Muhammad Ghori. He had brought a large number of slaves and appointment them as officers. After that man dynasties ruled the Delhi Sultanate. Here, we have provided a timeline of the Delhi Sultanate in chronological order and causes of the decline of Delhi Sultanate.

10 Interesting Facts About Tipu Sultan on his 270th Birth Anniversary

Nov 20, 2020
20 November 2020 marks the 270th birth anniversary of the eighteenth-century Muslim ruler Tipu Sultan who fought many wars against the British defended his kingdom fully and died while fighting in the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War.

Development of Education during British Period in India

Nov 19, 2020
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.

List of Jain Tirthankaras

Nov 17, 2020
A Tirthankara is a rare individual who has conquered the samsara, the cycle of death and rebirth, on their own and made a path for others to follow.

The Advent of Europeans in India- The Portuguese, the Dutch and the Danes

Nov 11, 2020
India has been a major trading destination for many European countries in the Ancient and Medieval Era. Britishers were not the only Europeans who came and settled but the Portuguese with their developments in navigation first found the sea route to India. In this article, read about the advent of Europeans in India

List of Important Leaders Associated with the Revolt of 1857

Nov 10, 2020
The Revolt of 1857 was not merely a product of Sepoy mutiny but was accumulated grievances of the people against the Company’s administration and of their dislike for the foreign regime. Here is the List of important leaders Associated with the Revolt of 1857.

Key Points on Subsidiary Alliance

Nov 3, 2020
Framed by Lord Wellesley, the Governor-General of India from 1798 to 1805, the Subsidiary alliance was a major process that led to the building of the British Empire in India.

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