Indian History and Culture

Quit India Movement

Date: August 08, 2017

The year was 1942. Monsoon winds from the Indian Ocean had already arrived. With them the news of vigorous naval battles also came. World had become bipolar, India too was on the boil, waiting to unshackle the chains of age old slavery. At this juncture Sir Stafford Cripps came with an offer of dominion status in return of India's support for the war. The British offered allegiance to Queen in ...

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Date: September 07, 2016

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Nuakhai Juhar harvest festival:Odisha

Date: September 06, 2016

Nuakhai or Nuankhai is an agricultural festival mainly observed by people of Odisha in India.Nuakhai is observed to welcome the new rice of the season. According to the Kosali calendar it is observed on panchami tithi (the fifth day) of the lunar fortnight of the month of Bhadrapada or Bhaadra (August–September), the day after the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. This is the most important soci...

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Basaveshwara - A visionary of total revolution

Date: November 16, 2015

Basaveshwara - A visionary of total revolution

Prime Minister Modi recently inagurated a bust of Basaveshwara in London. So lets know details of Basaveshwara-

It is evident that the seeds of modern concepts of ‘sarvodaya’ and ‘total revolution’ were s...

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Sardar Patel – An Embodiment of National Unity

Date: November 01, 2015

In its January 27, 1947 issue, Time Magazine featured 72-year old veteran Congress leader Vallabhbhai Patel on its cover page.
The comprehensive story on the socio-political dimensions of Patel’s life led to speculation that perhaps the person taking over as the first prime minister of independent India would be the “Sardar of Bardoli”, a title given to him by Mahatma Ga...

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Nuakhai:The festival of farmers (Orissa)

Date: September 18, 2015

Nuakhai:The festival of farmers

One of the major agricultural festivals of Orissa, Nuakhai, is practiced among the tribal as well as non-tribal. Also known as Nabanna,it is however celebrated with more enthusiasm in Sambalpur region of Orissa. Nuakhai is observed to welcome the new rice-paddy of the season. I...

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Rani Gaidinliu

Date: August 28, 2015

PM inaugurated birth centenary celebrations of Rani Gaidinliu

Rani Gaidinliu was a Naga political and spiritual leader who had led a revolt against British colonial rule in India. Her political struggle in present North east India was based on Gandhian principles of Satyagraha, non-violence, self-reliance. Sh...

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Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar:The man behind the idea of modern Indian nation

Date: April 08, 2015

Babasaheb Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar’s 125th Birth Anniversary

Dr B R Ambedkar, popularly known as Babasaheb Ambedkar, was one of the architects of the Indian Constitution. He was a well-known politician and an eminent jurist. Ambedkar's efforts to eradicate the social evils like untouchablity and caste rest...

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Lala Lajpat Rai

Date: January 30, 2015

 On 28 January 2015, nation remembers national martyr of freedom movement, Lala Lajpat Rai on his 150th birth anniversary.

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Neta ji Subash Chandra Bose

Date: January 24, 2015

 

India's freedom struggle cannot be imagined without remembering the great sacrifice and determination and contribution of Subash Chandra Bose. Affectionately called Netaji, he, was one of the most prominent leaders of Indian freedom struggle. He founded Indian National Army (Azad Hind Fauj) to overthrow British Empire from India and came to acquire legendary status among Indian m...

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Kuka Movement

Date: December 25, 2014

KUKA Movement 

The Kuka Movement marked the first major reaction of the people in the Punjab to the new political order initiated by the British after 1849.

The Namdhari Movement, of which the Kuka Movement was the most important phase, aimed at overthrowing the British rule.

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Madan Mohan Malviya and his contributions

Date: December 25, 2014

Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya- The Man, The Spirit, The Vision

 

 

The Government of India announced BHARAT RATNA award for M.M.Malviya on Dec.25,2014.

 Madan Mohan Malaviya was born in an educate...

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Begum Hazarat Mahal

Date: December 19, 2014

BEGAM HAZRAT MAHAL

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Recently 135th Anniversary of Begum Hazrat mahal was observed. So in this background, you should know her contributions to India’s freedom struggle.

Introduction

Begum Hazrat Mahal was a great Indian freedom fighter. She was also known as &...

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Kamgata maru case; Gadar movement

Date: December 19, 2014

KOMAGATA MARU INCIDENT [ 100TH ANNIVERSARY] AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE IN INDIA’S STRUGGLE FOR INDEPENDENCE

 

Introduction to Komagata Maru Incident

The SS. Komagata Maru was a ship that travelled from Hong Kong to Vancouver in 1914, carrying economic migrants who did not...

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Jawahar Lal Nehru

Date: December 19, 2014

PANDIT JAWAHARLAL NEHRU[ 125TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY

 

Recently Government of India has decided to celebrate 125th Birth anniversary of India’s first Prime Minister – Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

He was the first Prime Minister of India. Nehru is considered to be the architect ...

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Shayamji Krishna Verma

Date: December 19, 2014

SHYAMJI KRISHNA VERMA

 

recently 157th birth anniversary of Shyamji Krishna verma was celebrated.

Contributions -Shyamaji Krishna Varma was born on 4th October, 1857 in Mandvi, a province in Kutch, Gujarat.

Shyamaji Krishna Varma was a great Arya Samajst, a nation...

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Jai Prakash Narain

Date: December 19, 2014

Contributions of JAI PRAKASH NARAYAN  

 Recently 112nd birth anniversary of Jai Prakash  Narayan is celebrated. He was an Indian freedom fighter, social reformer and political leader.

Introduction-  Jayaprakash Narayan was born on ...

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The Mughal Administration

Date: December 10, 2014

                                Mughal Administration      

 

The Mughal empire was a centrali...

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Medieval literature

Date: December 10, 2014

Contemporary writers and their works

Chachnama (An unknown Arabic writers)

Chach, seems to be a local or dialectical form of the word “Jajja”, which is the Prakrit formof the Sanskrit word “Yayati&rdqu...

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School of arts (Ancient India)

Date: December 10, 2014

Schools of Art

  1. Gandhara School

    Period, Place and Patrons It flourished from about the middle of the first century BC to about the fifth century AD in the Gandhara region (north-western India)...

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Mauriyan administration

Date: December 10, 2014

Mauryan Administration

  • First centralised Administration -

 ëKing  ë Mantrinar (48,000 Pana Annual)    ë Mantriparishad – were chosen after examination Upadha Parikshan (12,000 Pana)


Jainism and Buddishism

Date: December 10, 2014

Jainism and Buddhism

  • 62 Heterodoxes
  • Reaction against increasing rituals, rigid caste system and new agrarian economy were three important regions for the rise of Jainism and Buddhism.
  • The period is coterminous with Mahajanpadas in political field, Sutras in literatu...

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Harrapan Civilization

Date: December 10, 2014

               Harappa Civilisation   

Early Harappan Cultures :

 

  • Kulli Culture (Sindh region)
  • Amri Nal Culture (Sindh region)
  • Queta Culture (Queta valley)
  • Jhob Cultur...

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Facts about Ancient Indian Literature

Date: December 10, 2014

                                     Facts About Ancient Indian Literature

 

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Dynasties of South India

Date: December 10, 2014

                    Dynasties of South India           

 

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Ancient History

Date: December 10, 2014

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