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Strategy and Ideologies of the Indian National Movement

Strategy and Ideologies of the Indian National Movement Strategy of Indian National Movement A very basic aspect of the long-term dynamics of the Indian national movement was the strategy it adopted in its prolonged struggle against colonial rule. The capacity of a people to struggle depends not only on the fact of exploitation and domination […]

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Transfer of power; Independence.

Transfer of power; Independence Why did the British finally quit? Why was Partition accepted by the Congress? The imperialist answer: The independence was simply the fulfilment of Britain’s self-appointed mission to assist the Indian people to self- government. Partition was the unfortunate consequence of the age old Hindu-Muslim rift, of the two communities’ failure to agree […]

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The Muslim League; the Hindu Mahasabha; Communalism and the politics of partition: Part III

The Muslim League; the Hindu Mahasabha; Communalism and the politics of partition: Part III Communalism remained at the second, liberal stage till 1937 when it increasingly started assuming a virulent, extremist or fascist form. The liberal communalist argued that India consisted of distinct religion-based communities which had their own separate and special interests which often […]

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The Muslim League; the Hindu Mahasabha; Communalism and the politics of partition: Part II

The Muslim League; the Hindu Mahasabha; Communalism and the politics of partition: Part II There was hardly any communalism in India before the last quarter of the 19th century. As is well-known, Hindus and Muslims had fought shoulder to shoulder in the Revolt of 1857. The notion of Hindu-Muslim distinction at the non-religious plane, not […]

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The Muslim League; the Hindu Mahasabha; Communalism and the politics of partition: Part I

The Muslim League; the Hindu Mahasabha; Communalism and the politics of partition: Part I Three stages of communalism: Communalism or communal ideology consists of three basic elements or stages, one following the other. First, it is the belief that people who follow the same religion have common secular interests, that is, common political, economic, social […]

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Other peasant movements and tribal uprisings in the 18th and 19th centuries: Part I- Pabna Revolt

Pabna Revolt In Bengal-where the spirit of rebellion had been kindled among the peasants of eastern and central districts, particularly where the Faraizi movement had prepared a moral ground for greater righteousness-dissent and resistance persisted through to the closing decades of the nineteenth century. The next most important event was the forming in 1873 of […]

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The shift in the character of peasant uprisings in the post -1857 period

The shift in the character of peasant uprisings in the post -1857 period In post-1857 India we witness first of all a continuation of some of the earlier forms of protest against various oppressive aspects of colonial rule, the tribal and peasant movements being the foremost among them. But now these movements acquired some new […]

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UPPSC Mains History Optional Previous Year Question Bank [Ancient History]

UPPSC Mains History Optional Previous Year Question Bank [Ancient History] Sources and approaches to study of early Indian History.  प्राचीन भारतीय इतिहास के स्रोत के रूप में विदेशी विवरणों के महत्त्व का विवेचन कीजिए। Discuss the importance of foreign accounts as a source of ancient Indian history. [2003] Click here for answer विवेचन कीजिए: प्राचीन […]

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UPPSC Mains History Optional Previous Years Question Bank [Medieval History]

UPPSC Mains History Optional Previous Years Question Bank [Medieval History] Major dynasties and Political structures in North India from 750A.D. to 1200A.D. Rise of Rajput Dynasties and the imperial Cholas. धर्मपाल के समय, उत्तरी भारैत की राजनीतिक दशा के विषय में आप क्या जानते हैं ? What do you know about the political condition of […]

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