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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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Freedom Movements – Revolutionary Movements

Revolutionary movements outside India        During this period, revolutionary activities and propaganda were conducted Indians settled in abroad especially in the United Kingdom, the USA, France, Afghanistan and Germany.         The Indian home rule society, one of the earliest revolutionary societies outside India, was founded by Shyamji Krishna Varma who had settled in London in […]

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Indo-Pak War, 1970

Indo-Pak Relations The Mantle of implementing the Tashkent Agreement fell on Prime Minister Indra Gandhi. She took several steps to normalize relations with Pakistan. On 15 August 1968, she offered to sign a “No-War” Pact with Pakistan. She also proposed the creation of a Joint-Machinery for going into the outstanding issues between the two countries. […]

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Indira Gandhi: First Woman Prime Minister, 1966-1971

Shastri’s Successor After the unexpected death of Lal Bahadur Shastri, on 10 Jan, 1966, the search for new successor started. There were 7 aspirants for the post of 2rd Prime Minister – Desai, Indira, Nanda, Chavan, S.K.Patil, Sanjiv Reddy and Kamaraj. Kamaraj for reasons better known to himself he withdrew from the contest. Desai insisted […]

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Indian Prime ministers 1947 – Till date

Prime Ministers in India Narendra Modi – 2014 till date Manmohan Singh – 2004-14 Atal Bihari Vajpayee – 1998-2004 IK Gujral – 1997-98 HD Deve Gowda – 1996-97 AB Vajpayee – 1996 PV Narasimha Rao – 1991-96 Chandra Shekhar – 1990-91 VP Singh – 1989-90 Rajiv Gandhi – 1984-89 Indira Gandhi – 1980-84 Charan Singh […]

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Lala Lajpat Rai (1865- 1938)

Famous Arya Samajist and Extremist leader from the Punjab popularly known as ‘Punjab Kesari’. He started his political carrier by attending the Congress session at Allahabad. He is one of the three pillars of Extremism in India, the other two being B.C.Pal and B.G.Tilak. In 1907, he organised and led a massive Agrarian Movement in […]

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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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