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List of famous slogans of Pre and post independent India

Jun 12, 2020
Inqualab Zindabad, 'Do or die' and Dilli Chalo are some famous slogans given by our freedom fighters to encourage our general public to fight against the cruel British rulers.

List of Sessions of Indian National Congress before Independence

Jun 5, 2020
The Indian National Congress (INC) was formed by the Allan Octavian Hume in 1885. The first session of INC was held in Bombay from 28–31 December 1885 under the chairmanship of W.C. Bonnerjee. Read this article to know the list of important sessions of INC till 1948.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj: Biography, History and Administration

Jun 4, 2020
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj: He was one of the greatest warriors of his time and founder of the Maratha Empire. Shivaji himself enthroned as an independent sovereign in 1674. For six years he ruled his domain via cabinet of eight ministers. Let us have a look at his early life, administration, battles, etc.    

Salt March or Dandi March: Date, History, Reasons and Facts

Apr 24, 2020
Salt March is also known as Salt Satyagraha, Dandi March or Civil Disobedience Movement. The Salt Satyagraha was initiated by Mahatma Gandhi against the salt tax that was imposed by the British Government in India. It was a mass civil disobedience movement. Let us read in detail about Gandhi's Salt March.

Jallianwala Bagh Massacre: 101 years of tragedy|Causes & its Impact

Apr 13, 2020
On 13 April, we pay tribute to the martyrs who have sacrificed their lives in Jallianwala Bagh at Amritsar. Their valour will inspire Indians for the years to come. Today, India commemorates 101 years of the incidence that took hundreds of lives. Let us have a look at Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, its causes and impact.      

History of Modern India: Complete Study Material

Mar 27, 2020
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.

10 Lesser known facts about Bhagat Singh

Mar 14, 2020
Bhagat Singh was born on 28 September, 1907.  He was also known as Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh. He is one of the youngest freedom fighters who was hanged at a young age. In this article, we are presenting some unknown facts about Bhagat Singh and his revolutionary life which not only inspires but also influences others.    

Who was Veer Savarkar and how he contributed in National Freedom Struggle Movement?

Feb 24, 2020
Veer Savarkar was born on 28 May, 1883 in the village Bhagpur, Nashik and died on 26 February, 1966, Bombay (now Mumbai). His full name is Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. He was a freedom fighter, politician, lawyer, social reformer, and formulator of the philosophy of Hindutva. Let us read more about Veer Savarkar, why he is known as Veer Savarkar and his contributions in the National Freedom Struggle.  

List of Battles fought by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

Feb 19, 2020
Shivaji Maharaj build Maratha Empire and several battles were fought in his reign. In 1674, he founded an independent Maratha kingdom with Raigad as its capital. Let us have a look at the list of battles fought by Shivaji.

Subhas Chandra Bose: Birth Anniversary, Achievements and Contributions

Jan 23, 2020
Subhas Chandra Bose 123rd birth anniversary is celebrated across the world on 23 January. On this day he was born in 1987 in Cuttack Odisha. Popularly he is known as Netaji. Let us read more about Subhas Chandra Bose, his early life, education, achievements, etc.    

Battle of Bhima Koregaon: History and its significance

Jan 2, 2020
The people of Dalit communities gather in Bhima Koregaon in large numbers on 1 January every year to pay tribute to the Dalit heroes who died in the war between the British and the Peshwas on 1 January 1818. The Peshwas were defeated in this battle of Bhima Koregaon.

10 Forgotten Women Freedom Fighters of India

Nov 1, 2019
In the struggle for India’s Independence from the colonial rule or British Raj contribution of the women can't be neglected.  They faced various tortures, exploitations, etc. to earn freedom for us. Let us have a look on 10 forgotten women freedom fighters of India.

Mahatma Gandhi: Major Movements that helped in Indian Freedom Struggle

Oct 2, 2019
Mahatma Gandhi ‘Father of the Nation’ is also known as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. He was born on 2 October, 1869 Porbandar, Gujarat, India. Gandhi ji got married to the Kasturba Makhanji at the age of just 13 years. He had played an important role in India's freedom struggle. Let us read his major movements that helped in achieving freedom from British Raj.

Bal Gangadhar Tilak Death Anniversary 2019: 11 Amazing and Unknown Facts

Sep 1, 2019
Bal Gangadhar Tilak is also known as Lokmanya Tilak. He was born on 23 July, 1856 in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra. He is known for his famous slogan "Swaraj is my birthright and I shall have it". Let us read more about Bal Gangadhar Tilak, his childhood, history, achievements and some unknown facts.

List of British Viceroys during British India

Aug 24, 2019
After the mutiny of 1857 the British parliament passed an act that ended to the rule of the East India company in India. It means the control of Indian rule was transferred to the British Crown. In this development Lord Canning was made the first Viceroy of India. In this article we have published the list of all the Viceroy of India.

Modern History: Important Dates and Events

Aug 24, 2019
History is a description of the events which are related to past incidents. Some historical events have been written in the golden words. In this article we have published some events which have affected the mankind as a whole and geography as well.

What was the British Social and Cultural Policy in India?

Aug 14, 2019
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 modernisation, in other words, a ‘colonial modernisation’. The ruling elements of the British were imperialistic and exploitative, which was embedded with a new style of imperial values after 1813 AD.

Summary of Indian National Movement

Aug 14, 2019
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.

List of Famous Conspiracy Case during British Rule in India

Aug 14, 2019
India’s struggle movement was accompanied by the moderate leadership, extremist leadership and revolutionary activities of India youth, but all they were fighting with their own methodologies to end the East India Company rule. The British Government was also involved in the conspiracy to overcome the revolutionary activities against their imperial rule. In this article, we are given a list of Famous Conspiracy Case during British Rule in India which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Social Policies and Legislation of British Government in India

Aug 14, 2019
Indian society underwent many changes after the British came to India. In the 19th century, certain social practices like female infanticide, child marriage, sati, polygamy and a rigid caste system became more prevalent. In this article, we are giving the details of the Social Policies and Legislation of British Government in India, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

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