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History of Canals

The cutting of canals for irrigation has been an essential part of the civilization of Mesopotamia, controlling the water of the Euphrates and the Tigris. Several canals link the two rivers, and small boats use these waterways. But the world’s first canal created purely for water transport is an incomparably more ambitious affair. Between about […]

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Indus Valley Civilization -2

Religion, language, and culture Little is known about Harappan religion and language. A collection of written texts on clay and stone tablets unearthed at Harappa—which have been carbon dated 3300-3200 BCE—contain trident-shaped, plant-like markings that appear to be written from right to left. There is considerable debate about whether it was an encoded language at […]

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Indus Valley Civilization – 1

Though they did not know it then, and though the first major excavations did not take place until the 1920s, these railway workers had happened upon the remnants of the Indus Valley Civilization, also known as the Harappan Civilization, after Harappa, the first of its sites to be excavated, in what was then the Punjab […]

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Facts on Indus valley civilization

The period of Indus valley civilization was 2500 B.C. to 1500 B.C. Extended from Baluchistan to Gujarat with an upward reach to Punjab. The major area included is Valley of Indus River, Rajasthan, East Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh. Thus encompassing Pakistan and some states of Eastern India today. The Harappa site was discovered […]

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The Suez Crisis

The Suez Crisis In Suez, the Third World won an important diplomatic victory. Colonel Gamal Abdel Nasser, one of the participants at the conference of non-aligned African and Asian countries held in Bandung in 1955, was seeking to unify the Arab world around Egypt, of which he became President in June 1956. In order to […]

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Bandung conference

Bandung Conference The Bandung conference which is otherwise known as the Asian-African conference was convened on April 18, 1955 and continued up to April 24, 1955, at Bandung in Indonesia.  The proposal of such a conference was represented by 29 Asian African countries at the 1st meeting of the Colombo powers during April – May […]

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The Emergence of third World Countries

The emergence of the Third World The independence movement led to the emergence of a series of countries that did not belong to the Western bloc or the Soviet bloc. These countries had various features in common, including underdevelopment and rapid demographic growth, and they became known collectively as the ‘Third World’, an expression coined […]

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Origin and growth of Chennai

Chennai is stated to be an important contributor towards administrative, military, and economic centre since the 1st century. The Pallava, the Chola, the Pandya, and Vijaynagar the noticeable dynasties ruled over Chennai. Mylapore was a major port of the Pallava. In 1522, the Portugese built a port called Sao Tome. It was named after the […]

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Thomas Munro

Munro one of the administrators under the British Crown who left his foot prints and legacy, not only by working hard but also by introducing innovative reforms and methodology in the areas of revenue collection and administration, taking into considerations the local people’s aspirations.. Such reforms and new changes in administration had a grip on […]

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