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Paniyas : The unknown untouchables

Numerically the Paniyars form the largest single tribe in Kerala

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Pazhaverkadu: The Untold story

Pulicat (Pazhaverkadu) is historically a remarkable place, an abode for Portuguese, Dutch, the Cholas, Vijayanagar, Arabs and finally the British.

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SHAKTHI

A Documentary on Pulayan Tribes of Anaimalai Hills

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Cause and result of American war Part 2

Quarterins Act This law required colonies to furnish barracks and certain foods for the troops stationed there to defend them New York was especially hard hit by the new law because a large no.of troops was assigned there Loyalty of the great majority The large majority of Americans were still deeply loyal to the government […]

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Cause and result of American war Part 1

The British defeat the French •The British and France where the major powers of Europe •The war between them ultimately resulted in the victory of England over France after 12 years of fighting (1702-1713) •That victory decided the fate of the 13 colonies in America •England acquired Acadia and Hudson bay territory •They build forts […]

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Akbar’s Rajput Policy – 2

Akbar’s Rajput Policy – 2 Significance of the Policy: Akbars policy on the whole proved quite successful. It procured great advantages for the Mugal empire. 1. Valuable service of Rajputs and break up of Rajput unity: Hitherto the Rajputs were the enemies of the Muslim empire but as a result of Akbar’s Rajput policy they […]

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Akbar’s Rajput Policy – 1

Akbar’s Rajput Policy – 1 Akbar was a great statesman. Soon after his accession to the throne he came to the conclusion that the friendship of the Rajputs, a brave and fearless community, would be very valuable and that it would be disastrous to follow a policy of warfare and bloodshed against them. As the […]

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Religious Policy of Akbar – 5

Religious Policy of Akbar – 5 E. Din-i-Lahi [1581-82]: Towards the close of 1581, Akbar took another step in the field of religious tolerance. He thought of establishing a synthesis of various creeds by putting together the fundamental principles of various religions. In the beginning of 1582, he actually translated his ideas into practice by […]

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Religious Policy of Akbar – 4

Religious Policy of Akbar – 4 C. Reading of Khutba [June, 1579]: On june 1579, Akbar took yet another very bold step. Not caring for the opposition of the orthodox Muslims be displaced the chief Imam of Jama-i-Masjid of Fatehpur Sikhri and himself read the Khutba which had been composed by Faizi. D. Infallibility decree […]

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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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