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The Neolithic Age

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The Neolithic Age, which means New Stone Age, was the last and third part of the Stone Age. In India, it spanned from around 7,000 B.C. to 1,000 B.C. The Neolithic Age is mainly characterized by the development of settled agriculture and the use of tools and weapons made of polished stones. The major crops grown during this period were ragi, horse gram, cotton, rice, wheat, and barley. Pottery first appeared in this age.

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The Chalcolithic Culture

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With the end of the Neolithic Age, several cultures started using metal, mostly copper and low grade bronze. The culture based on the use of copper and stone was termed as Chalcolithic meaning stone-copper Phase. In India, it spanned around 2000 BC to 700 BC. This culture was mainly seen in Pre-Harappan phase, but at many places it extended to Post-Harappan phase too. The people were mostly rural and lived near hills and rivers. The Chalcolithic culture corresponds to the farming communities, namely Kayatha, Ahar or Banas, Malwa, and Jorwe.

Chhath Puja: 10 Amazing facts about History, Origin and Rituals

2 days ago
Festivals in India have very close affinity with the nature. Chhath Puja is one of the festivals which are celebrated after one week of Diwali that is riverside rituals in which the Sun God or Surya is worshipped, giving it the name of ‘Suryasasthi.

History of Mysore State

Nov 9, 2018
After the decline of Vijayanagar Empire, Mysore became independent state under the Hindu Wodeyar Dynasty in AD 1565. In 1761, Hyder Ali overthrew the regaining dynasty in Mysore and established his own control over that state that was succeeded by Tipu Sultan in 1782.

List of Heterodox Schools of Indian Philosophy

Oct 17, 2018
The Indian Philosophy refers to the ancient philosophical traditions of Indian sub-continent which can be orthodox or heterodox. Every Indian School of Philosophy accepted the theory of karma and rebirth, and the ideal of moksha is conceived as liberation from the cycle of births and deaths. In this article, we are giving the list of Heterodox Schools of Indian Philosophy which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of Famous Persian Historians of the Mughal Period

Sep 10, 2018
A new era of Persian literature was started because Mughals were great patrons of literature and laureates. During this period, many texts were translated into Persian from different languages. For Example: The Turki memoires of Babur was translated into Persian. In this article, we are giving the list of Famous Persian Historians of the Mughal Period, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of Religious Cults and Movements of Medieval India

Sep 6, 2018
India is a birthplace of various religions, creeds and faiths. Religion has played an important role in the lives of the Indian people from the earliest time. The religious movement of Medieval India had tremendous impact on the literature and language of the country. In this article, we are giving the list of Religious Cults and Movements of Medieval India, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of Saints and Teachers of the Bhakti Movement

Sep 4, 2018
The Bhakti Movement was the outcome of rigidity in religion and the objects of worship. The Bhakti Movement Saints and teachers belonged to various backgrounds, but mainly from the lower castes. They strongly preach the need for tolerance among humans and religions. It became popular just because this movement challenged the caste system and superiority of Brahamanas. In this article, we are giving the list of Saints and Teachers of the Bhakti Movement ,which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of Famous Freedom Fighters from Uttar Pradesh

Sep 4, 2018
The history of Uttar Pradesh has run concurrently with the history of the country during and after the British rule, but it is also well-known that the contribution of the people of the State in the Indian War of Independence had been significant. In this article, we are giving the list of Famous Freedom Fighters from Uttar Pradesh which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of Missionaries Sent by Ashoka

Aug 31, 2018
Ashoka wanted to spread the concept of Dhamma. So, he sends missionaries to spread the concept of Dhamma to unite the various sects and sections of the society and to promote the ideas of peaceful coexistence and universal brotherhood. In this article, we are giving the list of Missionaries Sent by Ashoka, which is very useful for the preparation of competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Timeline of Major Famines in India during British Rule

Aug 29, 2018
India was hit by recurrent famine from 1760 AD to till 1943 AD. As per British sources, there were more than 85 million Indians died in these famines which were in reality genocides done by the British Raj. In this article, we are giving the timeline of Major Famines in India during British Rule, which is very useful for the preparation of competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Famine Commissions during British Rule in India

Aug 28, 2018
Famine had been perennial feature of Indian sub-continent during British Raj. The agrarian system as evolved from the British had a built-in system of destruction of agriculture. In this article, we are giving a brief summary on the famine commission which was formed during British India, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Timeline of the History of Portugal as a Trader

Aug 28, 2018
The Portuguese were the first European who discovered the sea-route to India. They encounter with the Indian Sub-continent after Vasco da Gama reached Calicut on Malabar Coast in 1498 AD. He was received by the local ruler Zamorin and given him special order to establish direct trade links with Portugal. In this article, we are giving a timeline of the History of Portugal as a Trader which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Do you know the difference between Simon Commission Report and Nehru Report

Aug 24, 2018
Simon Commission was constituted to look into the functioning of the constitutional system in India and suggest changes. Whereas Nehru Report was a strong response given by the leadership of the Indian National Congress to challenge the inability of the Government of the British Government to make a constitution unfit. In this article we are giving the difference between Simon Commission Report and Nehru Report which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Do you know how India got her name as “Bharat”

Aug 14, 2018
India i.e. Bharat is the union of states and a fusion of various religions, cultures, customs, heritage etc. which makes it an intriguing nation embracing the diversity of this world. Since ancient times our nation has been termed as Bharat (Sanskrit original name). There are some stories of various historians which fascinate us and explain How India got the name Bharat.

10 Lesser known facts about Bhagat SIngh

Aug 14, 2018
Bhagat Singh was born on 28 September, 1907 and at the young age he was hanged. He was a great and brave freedom fighter who fought for the country. Popularly known as Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagt Singh. In this article we are presenting some unknown facts about Bhagat Singh and his revolutionary life which not only inspires but also influence others.

What was the British Social and Cultural Policy in India?

Aug 13, 2018
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 modernization, in other words, a ‘colonial modernization’. The ruling elements of the British were imperialistic and exploitative, which was embedded with a new style of imperial values after 1813 AD.

List of Famous Conspiracy Case during British Rule in India

Aug 13, 2018
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 13, 2018
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.

What were the reasons behind Indo-Pakistan War and its effects?

Aug 13, 2018
Pakistan was created out of India in 1947 when both the countries became Independent from Great Britain. India-Pakistan Wars, name given to the series of conflicts between India and Pakistan. The most violent outbreaks came in 1947-48, 1965, 1971 and 1999. Reasons of conflicts are border dispute, Kashmir problem, Water dispute and terror controversy.
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