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Commemorative Dandi March to mark 75 years of Independence

The Prime Minister flagged off a commemorative 2021 Dandi March to launch the celebrations of the 75th year of Independence – ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’. About the Dandi March: It was a 24-day march from March 12 to April 5, 1930. It was a tax resistance campaign against the British salt monopoly. The march was based on Gandhi’s principle of non-violence or Satyagraha. Why did Gandhiji call for the Dandi March? The 1882 Salt Act gave the Brit

14 March, 2021 Significant Events

Sri Nankana Sahib Massacre

Nankana Sahib is the birth place of first Sikh guru, Guru Nanak Dev. The centenary of Sri Nankana Sahib Massacre (Saka Nankana Sahib) is being marked in an event in Nankana Sahib on February 21, 2021. It was also the site of the first big agitation by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) to take back control of gurdwaras from priests (mahants) backed by the British. Sikh leaders made attempts to bring mahant to the negotiation table but their efforts failed. On Feb

22 February, 2021 Significant Events

Vijay Diwas-50 years celebration

Vijay Diwas-50 years celebration India will celebrate 50 Years of Indo-Pak War, also called Swarnim Vijay Varsh on 16th December 2020. Inaugural event of the celebration will be held at the National War Memorial (NWM) in New Delhi which will be attended by the Prime Minister. The National War Memorial is a tribute to the soldiers who laid down their lives defending the nation, post-independence it also commemorates the soldi

17 December, 2020 Significant Events

Anniversary of Lokmanya Tilak: 100th

Anniversary of Lokmanya Tilak: 100th GS-Paper-1 History personality (PT-MAINS) Recently, the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) conducted the webinar to observe 100th death anniversary of Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak on the 1st August , 2020. Background: Born on 23rd July 1856 in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra. Lawyer by profession and also known as Lokmanya Tilak. Gave the slogan of “Swaraj is my birthright an

05 August, 2020 Modern India

Privy Purses

Privy Purses Introduction With the passage of the Indian Independence Act, 1947, the British Government granted independence to the areas that were directly under their rule (British India) and left the choice to the princely states to decide their future course of action. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel persuaded these princely states to join Indian Union after independence. In consideration of such princely states signing the Instrument of Accession, the Government of India granted to them

14 July, 2020 Modern India

Terms during Mauryan period

Terms during Mauryan period Grihapatika, cultivators Gopas, the village officers Sthanikas, the district officers

07 July, 2020 Ancient History

The Mapillah uprising

The Mapillah uprising By, Mohammed Ayoob is University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of International Relations, Michigan State University Context With the centenary of the Mapillah rebellion of 1921 fast approaching, controversy has erupted over Malayalam movie projects commemorating what was arguably the greatest challenge to British rule between the great uprising of 1857 and the Quit India movement of 1942. Conflicting narratives The controversy surroundi

29 June, 2020 Modern India

Skeletal remains of a child found in Tamil Nadu’s Keeladi

Skeletal remains of a child found in Tamil Nadu’s Keeladi Skeletal remains of a child were excavated from Konthagai village, part of the sixth phase of ongoing excavations in the ancient site of Keeladi here on Friday. The skeleton was found buried between two terracotta urns that were also found on the same day. It was 75 cm in height and was found 0.5 m below surface level. Excavations are currently taking place at Keeladi, Konthagai, Manalur and Agaram villages in Sivaganga di

20 June, 2020 Ancient History

Megaliths

Megaliths While “megalith” is often used to describe a single piece of stone, it also can be used to denote one or more rocks hewn in a definite shapes for special purposes. It has been used to describe structures built by people from many parts of the world living in many different periods. Types of Megalith structures Menhir: Menhir is the name used in Western Europe for a single upright stone erected in prehistoric times; sometimes called a “standin

19 June, 2020 Ancient History

Kodumanal

Kodumanal reveals megalithic belief in afterlife The Kodumanal excavation of 10 pots and bowls, instead of the usual three or four pots, placed outside three-chambered burial cists and inside the cairn-circle, threw light on burial rituals and the concept of afterlife in megalithic culture. A team from the State Department of Archaeology, Chennai, led by J. Ranjith, Archaeology Officer and Project Director for the Kodumanal excavation, has identified 250 cairn-circles at the village

19 June, 2020 Ancient History

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