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The Mountbatten Plan

On February 20, 1947, the British Government made the historic announcement declaring its intention to transfer power to responsible Indian hands not later than...

History of Maharashtra

The Satavahanas (230 BCE - 225 AD), were the first well known rulers of Maharashtra. Maharashtra enters recorded history in the second century BC,...

Ancient Kingdoms of the Deccan and Gujarat

ANCIENT KINGDOMS OF THE DECCAN AND GUJARAT The Andhras (230 B.C.-225 A.D.) : Andhras are said to be the earliest rulers of the ancient kingdoms of...

Gandhian Thought of Sarvodaya

Gandhiji was much impressed by reading John Ruskin's Unto This Last. He translated it later into Gujarati entitling it Sarvodaya. The book brought great...

Zoroastrianism-Introduction to Persian Religion

Founded by the Prophet Zoroaster approximately 3500 years ago, Zoroastrianism is one of the oldest monotheistic religions in the World. Zoroastrianism: a brief introduction Zoroastrianism, which...

National Movement of India: 1920 to 1940

An account of National Movement of India during the period 1920 to 1940. In previous article we read about the early phase (1905-20) of the National...

18 Wars of Medieval India – Battles that changed destiny of India

Some of important Wars of Medieval India that changed the history of India. Wars of Medieval India (Early) First Battle of Tarain (1191) This battle was fought...

Today in History – 31 December

1560 Akbar's Vajir-E-Ajam 'Bairam Khan' was assassinated at Patan, Gujarat by an Afghan assassin Mubarak Khan Lohani ( whose father was slain by Bairam Khan)...

Vardhana Dynasty (580-652)

Harsha Vardhan : After the decline of Gupta empire, Vardhana Dynasty held its sway in northern India. Of all the kings of the dynasty...

Introduction of Events in the Olympics

Events Year Archery 1900 at Paris (but not held from 1924-1968) Athletics 1896 at Athens Badminton 1992 at Barcelona Basketball 1904 and 1928 - a demonstration event 1936 at Berlin as a medal event Boxing 1904...

Renamed Indian cities

1.Chennai, formerly Madras, renamed in 19962. Jabalpur, formerly Jubbulpore, renamed in 19473. Kanpur, formerly Cawnpore, renamed in 19484. Kochi, formerly Cochin, renamed in 19965. Kolkata, formerly Calcutta,...

13 Interesting facts related to Indian Banking

  Allahabad Bank is the oldest Joint Stock Bank of India. Andhra Bank was founded by Freedom Fighter Dr. Bhogaraju Pattabhi Sitaramayya Bank of...