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List of Ancient Indian Scripts

Jul 24, 2018
All Indian scripts are derived from Brahmi. There are three main families of scripts: Devanagari; Dravidian; and Grantha. There are many languages in the Ancient Indian script, such as Sanskrit, Pali, and Hindi. In this article, we are giving the list of Ancient Indian Scripts, 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 Hindustani Music and Carnatic music

Jul 11, 2018
There are multiple varieties of Indian music such as classical music, folk music, filmi music, Indian rock and Indian pop. All the forms of Indian music are listed in two types of music, i.e. Hindustani Music, Carnatic music. In this article, we are giving the factual differences between the Hindustani style of Music and Carnatic Style of music, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of Famous Chaitya and Vihara of India

Jul 11, 2018
The Buddhist architecture is mainly consisting of Chaityas, Viahras, Stupa and Stambhas. The practice of making caves was started during the Mauryan period and reached its zenith during the 2nd century AD under the Satvahana rule. In this article, we are given the list of Famous Chaitya and Vihara of India, 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 Architecture and Sculpture

Jul 4, 2018
Sculptures are smaller art works, either handmade or with tolls and are more related to aesthetics than engineering and measurements. On the other hand, the word architecture is derived from the Latin word 'tekton' which means builder. In this article, we are given the difference between Architecture and Sculpture, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of Legislation of British Government to stop Revolutionaries Activities in India

Jul 4, 2018
The basis of the colonial character of British rule and its destructive impact on the lives of the Indian people led to the rise and development of a powerful anti-imperialist movement in India. In this article, we are given the list of Legislation of British to stop Revolutionaries Activities in India, which is very useful for the preparation of competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Police Intelligence Reforms and Introduction of CID during British India

Jun 25, 2018
The nature of the state under the Mughals and other native states during pre-colonial period was autocratic and there were separate or formal police system. However, there have been watch-guards since time immemorial protecting villages at night. In this article, we are giving a brief summary on the chronological developments in the police system, Police Intelligence Reforms and introduction of CID under the British in India.

List of Famous Revolutionaries leaders of India’s Freedom Movement

Jun 11, 2018
The Revolutionaries movements of the Indian Freedom Movement are comprises of the actions of the underground revolutionary factions. The groups of revolutionaries’ movements were mainly concentrated in Bengal, Maharashtra, Bihar, the United Provinces and Punjab. In this article, we are given the name of revolutionaries’ leaders and their famous activities which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

A brief account on the Political Organisation in India during Vedic Period

May 30, 2018
The polity of the Early Vedic period was basically a tribal polity with the tribal chief in the centre which was transformed towards Monarchy in later Vedic period. Rig Vedic society was semi-nomadic tribal society with pastoral economy. In this article, we are given a brief account on the Political Organisation in India during Vedic Period which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Do you know the causes of decline of the Harappan Civilisation

May 29, 2018
The Harappan culture flourished about 1800 BC. Afterwards, the culture began to decline. Many mature Harappan sites in regions such Cholistan were abandoned by the 1800 BC. In this article, we are given the causes of decline of the Harappan Civilisation which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of Important Ratnis and Officials of Vedic Period

May 23, 2018
At the time early Vedic age, the fundamental unit of power lied within the realm of patriarchal family which was called as Kula. In the later Vedic age, the concept of state was emerges and the idea of Kingship evolved gradually from clan chieftainship. In this article, we are giving list of the important ratnis and officials of Vedic period who assisted the king as well as society.

Do you know why Muhammad Bin Tughlaq is called wise fool?

May 3, 2018
Mohammad Bin Tughlaq is one of the most interesting sultans of Delhi sultanate during Medieval India who ruled over the northern parts of the Indian subcontinent and the Deccan from 1324 to 1351 AD. In this article, we have discussed about the policy and reforms of Mohammad Bin Tughlaq that made him a wise fool among the kings in Indian History.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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.
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