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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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Paniyas : The unknown untouchables

Numerically the Paniyars form the largest single tribe in Kerala

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SHAKTHI

A Documentary on Pulayan Tribes of Anaimalai Hills

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Foundation of Indian National Congress – 1885

Introduction Allan Octavian Hume (A.O.Hume), a restricted British member of Indian Civil Service who had settled at Simla, founded the Indian National Union, the forerunner of Indian Nation Congress in 1884. After touring Calcutta, Bombay and Madras, Hume announced that a conference of the Indian Nationl Union would be held at Pune in December, which […]

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The Planning of Economic Progress in India

Introduction (Roots of Planning) The roots of planning in India may be traced to Karachi congress resolution (1950), Visvesvaraya Plan (1934), all India National Planning Committee, headed by J.Nehru (1938), the Bombay Plan (1943), People Plan, Gandhian Plan, Advisory Planning Board, chaired by K.C.Neogy and Economic Programme Committee, appointed By AICC (1947). The Planning Commision, […]

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Nehru’s foreign policy – Panch Sheel, 1954

Meaning, ‘Panch Sheel’ was first enunciated in the Sino-Indian treaty on Tibet in April 1954. The Sanskrit term Panch Sheel means ‘five codes of conduct‘. It stands for the following five principles. 1) Mutual respect for each other’s territorial integrity and sovereignty 2) Mutual non-aggression 3) Mutual non – interference in each other’s internal affairs. […]

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Nehru’s foreign policy -Policy of Non-alignment

Ideals and Principles Nehru’s foreign policy was based on the time tested Indian values like peace, peaceful settlement of disputes, on -violence, good neighbourliness as against domination, aggression, expansionism, violence and power politics. The five principles enunciated by Lord Buddha formed the basis of ‘Panch Sheel’. The ideals cherished by leaders of India’s freedom struggle […]

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Nehru’s foreign policy – determinants of India’s foreign policy

What is meant by foreign policy? A nation’s foreign policy is a policy pursued by nation in its dealings with other nations, designed to achieve national objectives through diplomacy. Formulation of national goals and attempts to achieve it through diplomatic channels are the twin basics of foreign policy. In other words, foreign policy is the […]

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Lord Curzon 1899-1905

Perhaps no other Governor General excited such bitter in the minds of the people as Curzon did. He was the undisguised embodiment of the British imperial attitude towards India. When he took over the viceroyalty, India was already passing through a serious crisis. The great famine of 1896-98 was followed by the bubonic plague and […]

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Reforms of Lord Ripon 1880-1884

When Ripon was appointed viceroy in India, the liberal party under Gladstone had come to power in England and it wanted to make the British rule in India “profitable to natives” thus under Ripon a liberal policy was tried to undo most of the reactionary and unpopular measures of Lytton. Repeal of Vernacular Press Act […]

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Lord Canning

Lord Canning’s rule was a very eventful period. It witnessed radical changes in the British administrative policies in India. After the suppression of the revolt of 1857 the act of 1858 was passed, which laid down that “India shall be governed by and in the name of the (British) sovereign through one of the principal […]

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