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The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism. As the leading international organization in the field of tourism, UNWTO promotes tourism as a driver of economic growth, inclusive development and environmental sustainability and offers leadership and support to the sector in advancing […]

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THE REVOLUTION OF 1911 – Part 3

Economic domination of the West The country was partitioned into so many spheres of influence by the Western powers.  In their respective spheres of influence each of the powers opened mines, constructed railways, etc., and started exploiting the region as if were a colony.  This economic domination of the West resulted in the impoverishment of […]

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THE REVOLUTION OF 1911 Part 2

6. Modern communication system and press The improved means, communication, the extended posts, telegraphs and railways helped the rapid spread of revolutionary ideas throughout the empire.  Added to this was the Chinese vernacular press which now included a number of reformist and revolutionary papers, carrying the new ferment far and wide. 7. Indifference of provincial […]

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Religious Policy of Akbar – 3

Religious Policy of Akbar – 3 B. Ibadat Khana and Discussions with leaders of various religions [1575-79]: In 1575, Akbar constructed a building at Fatehpur Sikhri known as Ibadat Khana or house of prayers. Here he invited leaders and scholars of various religions. Makhdum-ul-mulk and Andur Nabi presented Islam. Parshotam and Debi were the leaders […]

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Religious Policy of Akbar – 2

Religious Policy of Akbar – 2 A.Beginning of tolerance [1562-75] 1. Akbars marriage with Amber princess: In 1562 Akbar married Jodha Bai, daughter of Bihari Mal of Amber. This marriage with Rajput princess signified the new policy of Akbar. 2. Abolition of pilgrim tax [1563]: In 1563, while Akbar was in Mathura he learnt that […]

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Religious Policy of Akbar – 1

Religious Policy of Akbar – 1 Among all the Muslim who ruled India Akbar was the liberal exponent of religious tolerance. Rising above the prejudices of his age he followed a very tolerant policy. There were certain factors that determined his policy. 1. Liberal parents: Akbar’s parents were not orthodox. His father Humayun though a […]

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Akbar – Provincial administration – 3

Akbar – Provincial administration – 3 Provincial Administration For administrative convenience and efficiency the vast Mughal Empire was divided into Provinces. Sipah-Salar [The Governor]: The head of provincial administration was the governor, officialy called as Sipah-Salar. In the time of Akbar’s successors he began to be called Nazim. His Chief functions were 1.to maintain order […]

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