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Development of Indian Press during British Rule in India

Feb 16, 2018
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.

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Development of Education during British Period in India

Feb 16, 2018
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.

Muddinman Committee (1924)

Jul 10, 2017
The British Government had set up a committee under Sir Alexander Muddinman to meet the demand of the Indian Leaders and in view of the resolution adopted by Swaraj Party in early 1920s.It also recommended the appointment of a Royal Commission.

Butler Committee

Jun 19, 2017
The Indian states committee appointed a committee under the Chairmanship of Sir Harcourt Butler which was popularly known as ‘the Butler Committee’ to investigate and clarify the relationship between the paramount power and the Princely States in AD 1927.

List of Personalities Associated with Quit India Movement during British India

May 31, 2017
The Quit India Movement was launched by MK Gandhi after Cripps departure, for British withdrawal and a non-violent non-cooperation movement against any Japanese invasion which was popularly known as ‘Quit India Movement’. Here, we are giving the list of Personalities Associated with Quit India Movement during British India, which helps the readers to enhance their knowledge about India’s freedom fighters.

List of Personalities Associated with Civil Disobedience Movement during British India

May 30, 2017
The Civil Disobedience Movement was launched by Mahatma Gandhi when British Government not given positive response on Gandhi’s eleven demands. Hence, Mahatma Gandhi had decided to make salt the central formula for Civil Disobedience Movement. This movement was injected with the ideology of disobeying laws, demands and commands of the Government. Here, we are giving the list personalities who were associated with Civil Disobedience movement of British India.

Indian Independence Act 1947|Lord Mountbatten Plan : Main Features

Dec 7, 2015
On June 3, 1947, Lord Mountbatten put forward his plan which outlined the steps for the solution of India’s political problem. The main purpose of the Mountbatten Plan was the partition of India and the speedy transfer of responsibility, initially in the form of Dominion Status.

The Constituent Assembly of India: Features & its Committees

Nov 28, 2015
The Constituent Assembly was set up under the cabinet Mission plan on 16th May 1946. The members of the Provincial assemblies were elected by the method of single transferable vote system of proportional representations.

Interim Government: First Government of Independent India

Nov 28, 2015
On 2nd September 1946, the newly-elected Constituent Assembly formed interim government of India which existed till 15th August 1947. The executive branch of the interim government was served by the viceroy’s executive council ,headed by the Viceroy of India.Since colonial rule it was for the first time that the Government of India was in Indian's hand.

Cabinet Mission Plan: Impact & Purpose

Nov 28, 2015
On 22nd January 1946, the decision to send Cabinet Mission was taken and on 19th February 1946, the British PM C.R Attlee Government announced in the House of Lords about the mission and the plan to quit India.

Wavell Plan and Shimla Conference

Nov 28, 2015
Lord Wavell broadcast to the people of India the proposals of the British Government to resolve the deadlock in India on 14th June which is called Wavell Plan. It was constituted to resolve the political deadlock of existing India but due to disagreement between leaders of Muslim League and Congress,finally the proposals were dissolved at the Shimla Conference.

Desai - Liaquat Proposals (AD 1945)

Nov 28, 2015
Desai being the leader of the Congress in the Central Assembly gave proposal to Liaquat Ali for the formation of Interim Government at centre. Desai- Liaquat Proposals was attempt to appease the league leaders and find a way out of the 1942-45 political deadlocks.

Rajagopalachari Formula (1944 AD)

Nov 6, 2015
The objectives of Rajagopalachari Formula were to bridges between the Muslims League and Indian National Congress arises due to the difference of opinion on two nation theory and independence of India from British. C. Rajagopalachari was the veteran Congress leader, made a formula for the Indian National Congress and Muslim League cooperation to write off the political deadlock. Formula was supported by M.K Gandhi which was in reality, a silent acceptance of the League’s demand for Pakistan.

Subhas Chandra Bose and INA (Azad Hind Fauz)

Nov 6, 2015
An important development in the struggle for freedom during the Second World War was the formation and activities of the Azad Hind Fauj, also known as the Indian National Army, or INA. Rash Behari Bose, an Indian revolutionary who had escaped from India and had been living in Japan for many years, set up the Indian independence league with the support of Indians living in the countries of south-east Asia.

Quit India movement

Nov 6, 2015
In April 1942, the Cripps mission failed. Within less than four months, the third great mass struggle of the Indian people for freedom started. This struggle is known as the Quit India movement. On 8 August 1942, The All India Congress Committee, at a meeting in Bombay, passed a resolution. This resolution declared that the immediate ending of the British rule in India was an urgent necessity for the sake of India and for the success of the cause of freedom and democracy.

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