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  • Buddhist Mudras, Hand Gestures and their Meaning

    The symbolic gestures (Mudras) through iconography of Buddha image to evoke particular ideas during Buddhist meditation or rituals. In Indian sculptural art, images are the symbolic representations of divinity whose origin and end is expressed through the religious and spiritual beliefs.

    Apr 30, 2018
  • List of Archaeological Sites of Indus Valley Civilisation

    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.

    Apr 17, 2018
  • Jallianwala Bagh Massacre: Causes & its Impact

    On 13th April, 1919 people gathered at Jallianwala Bagh (Amritsar) to protest against the arrest of the two nationalist leaders, Satya Pal and Dr Saifuddin Kitchlew. Suddenly, a British military officer, General Dyer, without even giving a warning to the people he ordered his troops to fire at the unarmed crowd for ten minutes till their ammunition was exhausted.

    Apr 10, 2018
  • List of Sources of Vijayanagar Empire

    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.

    Mar 21, 2018
  • Summary of Indian National Movement

    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.

    Mar 20, 2018
  • Summary of the Tribal Rebellions during British rule in India

    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.

    Mar 20, 2018
  • Summary on the causes of the Downfall of Early Medieval Rulers in India

    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.

    Mar 13, 2018
  • List of British Viceroys during British India

    After 1857 revolt, on August 1858, the British parliament passed an act that set an end to the rule of the company. The control of the British government in India was transferred to the British Crown; Lord Canning was made the first Viceroy of India. Here is a “List of British Viceroys during British India”, so that aspirant can easily learn the chronology as well as their contribution.

    Feb 26, 2018
  • List of Committees and Commissions in India before Independence

    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.

    Feb 26, 2018
  • List of British Governors Generals during British Period in India

    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”.

    Feb 26, 2018
  • List of Provincial Kingdoms before and after the Sultanate period

    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.

    Feb 26, 2018
  • Do you know the difference between Manuscript and Inscription

    Manuscript and Inscription are the sources of historical knowledge. The manuscript is a handwritten or a manually typewritten document, whereas inscription is the writings on relatively hard surfaces such as stone or metal. In this article, we have discussed the difference between Manuscript and Inscription on the various bases, which would help the reader to enhance Knowledge about History writing on the basis of sources.

    Feb 22, 2018
  • What were the factors in the growth of Modern Nationalism during British rule?

    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.

    Feb 20, 2018
  • First in the World: A Complete List

    A complete list of ‘First in the World’ which is composed of all those human exploration and adventures, expeditions, discoveries and inventions which were made first time by any human being. It will help the aspirants to enhance their general knowledge for Competitive Exam (like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.), Bank Exam and Entrance Exam".

    Feb 19, 2018
  • Development of Indian Press during British Rule in India

    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.

    Feb 16, 2018
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