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Drain of wealth

Drain of wealth The constant flow of national wealth from India to England for which India did not get an adequate economic, commercial or material return has been described by Indian national leaders and economists as ‘drain’ of wealth from India. This was the drain of wealth theory. A prominent theme in nationalist economic thinking was […]

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Social and Religious Reform movements in Bengal and Other Areas: Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar

Social and Religious Reform movements in Bengal and Other Areas: Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar Ishwar Chandra is considered as one of the pillars of Bengal renaissance. Born on 26 September 1820 in the Paschim Midnapore District of West Bengal to impoverished Brahmin parents, he managed to continue the reforms movement that was started by Raja Rammohan […]

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Islamic revivalism – the Wahabi Movement

Islamic revivalism – the Wahabi Movement The Wahabi movement was a revivalist movement which tried to purify Islam by eliminating all the un-Islamic practices which had crept into Muslim society through the ages. [Period of Movement 1820s to 1870s] It  offered the most serious and well-planned challenge to British supremacy in India from 1830’s to […]

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Islamic revivalism – the Feraizi Movement

Islamic revivalism – the Feraizi Movement Faraizi Movement nineteenth century religious reform movement launched by Haji Shariatullah of Faridpar in East Bengal mostly among the peasants of eastern Bengal.  It was indigenous in origin. The term Faraizi is derived from ‘farz‘ meaning obligatory duties enjoined by Allah. The Faraizi Movement became very popular among the Muslim […]

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Peasant movements and tribal uprisings in the 18th and 19th centuries: Mopla Rebellion in Malabar (1841-1920)

Peasant movements and tribal uprisings in the 18th and 19th centuries: Mopla Rebellion in Malabar (1841-1920) Mappila Riots were to a series of riots by the Mappila (Moplah) Muslims of Malabar, Kerala in the 19th century and the early 20th century (1836–1921) against mainly Hindus landlords and the state. The Malabar Rebellion of 1921 is […]

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