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  • Syed Ahmad Khan | Aligarh Movement: Consequences & Objectives

    Sir Syed Ahmed Khan was one of the greatest Muslim reformers of India. He interpreted Quran in the light of modern rationalism and science. His greatest achievement was the establishment of the Mohammedan Anglo Oriental College(Also known as Aligarh Muslim University) at Aligarh in 1875.

    Oct 12, 2015
  • Reform Movements in Western India

    The Prarthana Samaj is one of the prominent reform movement in western India which was founded in 1867 by Dr. Atmaram Pandurang, Mohadev Govind Ranade and Ramakrishna Bhandarkar against the caste system and the practice of untouchability.The leaders of the Prathana Samaj were influenced by the Brahmo Samaj.

    Oct 12, 2015
  • Reform Movements in Southern India

    The Reform Movements in Southern India draws inspiration from the Brahmo Samaj, Arya Samaj and other northern reforms movements. Chembeti Sridharalu Naidu, Narayan Guru,Kandukuri Veeresalingam  were the most prominent leader of the Reform Movements in Southern India.

    Oct 12, 2015
  • Social Legislation under British Rule

    In the begining of the 19th century, Britishers injected various social legislation & the policies though helped in abolition of social evils prevalent at that time but gradually led to breach the socio-religious fabric of India since they were mainly focused and based on the English perception and attitude.

    Oct 12, 2015
  • Vivian Derozio | Young Bengal Movement: Ideas, Objectives and Teaching

    During the late 1820s and early 1830s, there was emergence of  a radical and intellectual trend among the youth in Bengal, which came to be known as the ‘Young Bengal Movement’. A young Anglo-Indian, Henry Vivian Derozio, who taught at the Hindu College from 1826 to 1831, was the leader as well as inspirer of this progressive trend.

    Oct 7, 2015
  • Indian Council Act of 1861

    Indian Council Act of 1861was institutionalized to serve the necessities of cooperation of Indians in the administration of the country. The act restored the power of the Government and the composition of the Governor General’s council for executive & legislative Purposes.

    Sep 23, 2015
  • Key features of Pitt’s India Act of 1784

    Pitt’s India Act of 1784 rectified the defects of Regulating Act of 1773 and to make the administration of the company’s Indian territories efficient and responsible. This act provided the supreme control over company’s affairs and its administration in India.

    Sep 23, 2015
  • Battle of Buxar: Its Causes and Consequences

    The Battle of Buxar (1764) was the decisive battle which was fought between English Forces, and combined army of Mir Kasim, the Nawab of Bengal, Nawab of Oudh & Shah Alam II and Mughal Emperor. The battle was the outcome of misuse of Farman and Dastak, and also the trade expansionist aspiration of English.

    Sep 23, 2015
  • Arrival of the British & Establishment of British East India Company

    Arrival of the British and the establishment of East India Company was the outcome of the Portuguese traders  who  earn enormous profit by selling their merchandise in India.The East India Company was formed 1599 through the royal charter from Queen Elizabeth I on December 31, 1600 AD authorizing it to trade in the East.

    Sep 22, 2015
  • Arrival of the French and establishment of French East India Company

    The French East India Company was formed in 1664 AD during the reign of King Louis XIV to trade with India. In 1668 AD the French established their first factory at Surat and in 1669 AD established another French factory at Masaulipatam.

    Sep 22, 2015
  • Establishment of the Dutch Dominion

    The people of Holland (present Netherlands) are called the Dutch. Next to the Portuguese, the Dutch set their feet in India.In 1602, the United East India Company of the Netherlands was formed and given permission by the Dutch government to trade in the East Indies including India.

    Sep 22, 2015
  • Establishment of the Portugal Dominion

    Portuguese were the first European who discovered a direct sea route to India. Portuguese sailor Vasco da Gama arrived at Calicut an important sea port located on the South-West India on May 20, 1498 AD.

    Sep 22, 2015
  • History of Jats State during 17th Century

    The Jats came into existence in the seventeenth century, when they formed a powerful kingdom at Bharatpur after rebelled against the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. Suraj Mal was the only Jat leader who welded the scattered Jats in one powerful state.

    Sep 22, 2015
  • History of Hyderabad State & Nizams of Hyderabad

    History of Hyderabad was established under the variety of kingdom. For example- the Chalukya kingdom, whose feudal chieftains, the Kakatiyas, in 1321 AD, the Sultanate of Delhi under the command of Muhammad bin Tughluq,  Bahmani Sultanate, the Masunuri Nayakas, the Vijayanagara , Nizam and British.

    Sep 22, 2015
  • Independent Rulers of Bengal during 17th Century

    Shujauddin Khan, Sarfaraz Khan, Alivardi Khan, Siraj-ud-daula, Mir Qasim were the successor Diwan after Murshid Quil Khan. Murshid Quli Khan and his successor nawabs administered Bengal, Bihar and Odisha as independent rulers though they continued to send revenue to the Mughal emperor regularly.

    Sep 22, 2015
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