Tag Archives: History

History of Jharkhand : Timeline

For a greater part of Vedic age, History of Jharkhand remained buried. Around 500 BC, during the age of Mahajanpadas, India saw the emergence of 16 large states that controlled the entire Indian subcontinent. The supremacy of the Janpads was often decided by the power of swords. Magadha was the Janpad who controlled the region… Read More »

First speaker of Lok Sabha

Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar (27 November 1888 – 27 February 1956) popularly known as Dadasaheb was an independence activist, the President (from 1946 to 1947) of the Central Legislative Assembly, then Speaker of the Constituent Assembly of India, and later the first Speaker of the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Parliament of India. His… Read More »

Quit India Movement

The Quit India Movement or the India August Movement (August Kranti), was a civil disobedience movement launched by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi) on 8 August 1942, during World War II, demanding an end to British Rule of India. The Cripps Mission had failed, and on 8 August 1942, Gandhi made a call to Do or Die… Read More »

Karachi session of Indian National Congress 1931

The Gandhi Irwin Pact was endorsed by the Congress in the Karachi Session of 1931, that was held from March 26-31. Gandhi was nominated to represent Congress in the Second Round Table Conference. Just a week back, Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru had been executed. So, there was anger in the public whose point was… Read More »

Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

Vijaya Lakshmi Nehru Pandit (18 August 1900 – 1 December 1990) was an Indian diplomat and politician, the sister of Jawaharlal Nehru. She was the first Indian woman to hold a cabinet post. In 1937 she was elected to the provincial legislature of the United Provinces and was designated minister of local self-government and public health. She… Read More »

Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Bal Gangadhar Tilak  (23 July 1856 – 1 August 1920), born as Keshav Gangadhar Tilak, was an Indian nationalist, teacher, social reformer, lawyer and an independence activist. He was the first leader of the Indian Independence Movement.

Raja Ram Mohan Roy

The impact of modern Western Culture and consciousness of defeat by a foreign power gave birth to a new awakening. Thoughtful Indians began to look for the strengths and weaknesses of Indian society an ways to remove the weaknesses. The central figure in this awakening was Raja Ram Mohan Roy.

The Revolt of 1857

11th May 1857, the day when a troop of soldiers from Merut crossed the river Yamuna and entered into Delhi. Previous night they had killed British Officials and seniors of Merut and burnt the toll house on the way to Delhi.