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Portuguese in India

Portuguese in India

The history of the Portuguese presence in India is over 450 years long. It started with the arrival of Vasco da Gama in 1498 and ended in 1961.
Brahmo Samaj

Brahmo Samaj

Brahmo Samaj began as a reformist movement within Hinduism. Let’s have a look at its history, objectives and contributions to Indian society, religion and education.
Dadabhai Naoroji

Dadabhai Naoroji

Dadabhai Naoroji was a legendary Indian political and social leader, academician, and intellectual. Let’s take a look at his life history, including his contributions, and the theory of Drain of Wealth, and achievements.

French in India

Like other European companies, France too entered India to explore trade opportunities and set up its first factory at Surat in 1668. Let’s take a look at the French colonies, officials and their failure against the British.
Indian Independence Act 1947

Indian Independence Act 1947

The Indian Independence Act 1947 was passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom that divided British India into the two new independent dominions of India and Pakistan.
Aurangzeb

Aurangzeb

Regarded as the last efficacious emperor of the Mughal dynasty, Aurangzeb was the 6th Mughal emperor and ruled for nearly five decades, from 1658 till 1707.
Lahore Resolution

Lahore Resolution

The Lahore Resolution, also known as Pakistan resolution, was a formal statement, which sought the creation of a separate Muslim state.
Partition of Bengal

Partition of Bengal

The partition of India led to the partition of Bengal (1947) dividing the British Indian province of Bengal into two - the Hindu dominant West Bengal, and the Muslim dominant East Bengal.
Indian National Army

Indian National Army

The Indian National Army (INA), also known as Azad Hid Fauj, was formed by Indian nationalists during ‘World War II’ in South East Asia. Let’s take a look at its role in India’s struggle for independence.
Rowlatt Act

Rowlatt Act

Rowlatt Act severely curtailed the civil liberties of Indians. It enabled British government to jail anyone suspected of plotting to overthrow them for as long as two years without trial and also to try them summarily without any jury.
Maharana Pratap

Maharana Pratap

Maharana Pratap was a renowned Rajput warrior and a king of Mewar, Rajasthan, in north-western India. He is known for his bravery and incessant struggle against the mighty Mughal ruler Akbar.
Quit India Movement

Quit India Movement

The Quit India Movement was launched by Indian National Congress under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi to force the British to withdraw from India. Let’s take a look at its historical background, impact and importance.