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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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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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Foreign Policy of Indira Gandhi, 1966-1977

Non-Alignment The policy of Non-Alignment is the bed-rock of India’s foreign policy, it was also followed by Indira Gandhi as her predecessors, Nehru and Shastri did. In the 1950s and 1960s, several African countries had gained independence from colonial rule. Indira Gandhi realized the political and economic importance of these countries. Indira Gandhi boosted the […]

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History Feminist Associations of India

The primary goals of most women’s associations were to improve women’s literacy and health by abolishing child marriage, enforced widowhood, and purdah. Imitating Ramabai’s Arya Mahila Samaj, elite women formed similar sectarian and local organizations. In 1886, Swarnakumari Debi (1856–1932), Rabindranath Tagore’s sister, started Sakhi Samiti (Women’s Friendship League)to spread knowledge among women and widows. In […]

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Feminism and Indian nationalists

The platform of women’s rights was central to the nineteenth-century social reform movement, which crystallized both nationalist aspirations and feminist responses to patriarchy. In the twentieth-century nationalist upsurge, Indian women mobilized against colonial rule. When independence was granted in 1947, they achieved important rights. Colonial Constructions of Gender Women’s rights were first advocated in India […]

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BACTRIA

The region between the Hindu Kush Mountains and the river Amu Darya (Oxus) is called Bactria. Its old capital, Bactra, was located near the present city of Mazar-e-Sharif in northern Afghanistan. Another important center of this area is Balkh, a town 15.5 miles (25 km) to the west of Mazar-e-Sharif. The Mughal prince Aurangzeb ended […]

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