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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.

    2 days ago
  • List of Famous Buddhist Monasteries in India

    The monastery is a building or buildings occupied by a community of monks living under religious vows. Buddhists believe that the spiritual quest of monks benefits the entire community and their rituals bring prosperity and protection. In this article, we are giving the list of Famous Buddhist Monasteries in India, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

    2 days ago
  • Ishwar Chandra Vidhya Sagar: Work and Teachings

    Ishwar Chandra Vidhya Sagar was born in a poor Brahman family in 1820, and had a brilliant career as a student of Sanskrit. For his great learning, the Sanskrit College in Calcutta, of which he was the principal for a few years, conferred on him the title of ‘Vidyasagar’.

    May 15, 2019
  • Sant Surdas Jayanti 2019: Birth Anniversary

    The birth anniversary of Sant Surdas is observed as per Hindu lunar calendar and falls on Shukla Paksha, Panchami in Vaishakha month or usually in the month of May. Surdas was born to a Sraswat Brahaman family in 1478 C.E. and the name of his father was Ramdas. Surdas, was a poet ,musician, who is known for his devotional songs to the childhood of Lord Krishna.

    May 9, 2019
  • Timeline of Indian Freedom Movement from 1885 to 1947

    History is the study of the past as it is described in written documents. It is an umbrella term that relates to past events as well as the memory, discovery, collection, organization, presentation, and interpretation of information about these events. Here, we are giving timeline of Indian Freedom Movement from 1885 to 1947 for general awareness.

    Apr 25, 2019
  • List of Jain Tirthankaras

    A Tirthankara is defined as a founder of a Tirtha. He achieves the enlightenment and helps others achieve the same. A Tirthankara is believed to achieve Moksha or liberation at the end of his life.

    Apr 17, 2019
  • Summary on Jainism: Teaching of Mahavira | Spread of Jainism

    Jainism made tremendous impact on the orthodox religious practices through heterodox sects. It advocated the interests of the people in a simple, short and intelligible way of salvation. Here, we are sharing the summary on Jainism along with the teaching of Mahavira and how it spread that will be very useful study material for the students who are preparing for the competitive examinations like UPSC, SSC, State Services, CDS, NDA and Railways.

    Apr 17, 2019
  • Temperance Movement- Causes and Outcomes

    The Temperance Movement is a social movement which was started to the make alcohol consumption free society during the 19th and early 20th centuries. It was movement to promote total teetotalism (abstaining from alcohol) in the society. In this article, we have given the causes and outcomes of the Temperance Movement which will enhance the general knowledge of the readers.

    Apr 16, 2019
  • 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 11, 2019
  • Development of Education during British Period in India

    Education policy of the British: In pre-British days, Hindus and Muslims were educated through Pathsala and Madrassa respectively, but their advent created a new place of learning i.e. Missionaries. So that, they can create a class of Indian who would be “Indian in blood and colour, but English in taste” who would act as interpreters between the Government and the masses.

    Apr 9, 2019
  • List of Foreign Travellers who came to India in Medieval Period

    The Indian Sub-continent is one of the earliest civilisations in the World that made dream destination for the travellers and scholars. Here, we are giving the list of Foreign Travellers who came to India in Medieval Period that will be very beneficial for the aspirants who are preparing for different competitive examinations.

    Apr 9, 2019
  • What is Napoleonic Code?

    Napoleon Bonaparte was a French statesman and military leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the French Revolutionary Wars. In this article, we have discussed about the Napoleonic Code which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

    Mar 27, 2019
  • List of Freedom Fighters from the North East India

    India’s struggle for freedom was mass struggle which also witnessed the participation of legends from the northeast, but a little is known about the freedom fighters of North East India. In this article, we are giving the names of forgotten freedom fighters of the North East India who played significant role in the independence movement, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

    Mar 26, 2019
  • Bombay Plan: A plan for the economic development of India

    The Bombay plan was a set of proposal of a small group of influential business leaders in Bombay for the development of the post-independence economy of India. In this article, we are giving the objectives, names of the people who were associated with the Bombay plan which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

    Mar 25, 2019
  • What is the difference between Fascism and Nazism?

    The crisis of the European political system from the late nineteenth century to the end of World War I. led to the rise of two ideologies, i.e. Fascism and Nazism. In this article, we have explained the concept of the Fascism and Nazism; and also given comparison between Fascism and Nazism, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

    Mar 22, 2019