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33.(MEDIEVAL INDIA) THE MARATHA BID FOR SUPREMACY

THE MARATHA BID FOR SUPREMACY The development of the Maratha movement, beginning with Shahji’s establishment of a de facto independent kingdom in the Karnataka, and Shivaji’s establishment of a swarajya in defiance of both Bijapur and the mighty Mughal empire leading up to the conquest of Delhi by the agents of the Peshwa in 1759 and the bid for the establishment of an […]

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26.(MEDIEVAL INDIA)INDIAN IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE SEVENEEINTH CENTURY

References: Satish Chandra(Medieval India) .Also minor facts from other books and figure and facts from verified Internet sources.26.(MEDIEVAL INDIA)INDIAN IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE SEVENEEINTH CENTURY It has been customary to divide the seventeenth century into two, the first half being dominated by  Jahangir (1605-27) and Shah Jahan (1627-58), and the second half being under Aurangzeb (1658-1707).  The first half […]

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IMPERIALISM AND COLONIALISM: THE GREAT GAME

IMPERIALISM AND COLONIALISM: THE GREAT GAME “The Great Game” was a term for the strategic rivalry and conflict between the British Empire and the Russian Empire for supremacy in Central Asia. The classic Great Game period is generally regarded as running approximately from the Russo-Persian Treaty of 1813 to the Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907. The term “The Great Game” is […]

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FACTORS CONSTRAINING DEVELOPMENT OF AFRICA

  FACTORS CONSTRAINING DEVELOPMENT OF AFRICA The African continent makes up 6% of the Earth’s surface and 20% of the land mass.The 54 countries in Africa together have a population of about one billion or about 14% of the population of the world. Close to 1000 different languages are spoken on the continent. Africa’s contribution to world trade is 1% […]

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FACTORS CONSTRAINING DEVELOPMENT OF LATIN AMERICA

FACTORS CONSTRAINING DEVELOPMENT OF LATIN AMERICA Factors constraining development of Latin America: Internal Factors: Development models After the war of independence was completed in the early 19th century, Latin American nations adopted what was called the development model of exporting primary products. After the Great Depression broke out in 1929, particularly after the Second  World War, this model was replaced […]

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IMPERIALISM AND FREE TRADE: RISE OF NEO-IMPERIALISM

IMPERIALISM AND FREE TRADE: RISE OF NEO-IMPERIALISM IMPERIALISM Imperialism is “a policy of extending a country’s power and influence through colonisation, use of military force, or other means”. Two major subtypes of imperialism; the first is the “regressive imperialism” identified with pure conquest, unequivocal exploitation, extermination or reductions of undesired peoples, and the settlement of desired peoples into such territories.The […]

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THIRD WORLD AND NON-ALIGNED MOVEMENT

THIRD WORLD AND NON-ALIGNED MOVEMENT Third World: The term Third World arose during the Cold War to define countries that remained non-aligned with either NATO, or the Communist Bloc. This terminology provided a way of broadly categorizing the nations of the Earth into three groups based on social, political, cultural and economic divisions. The United States, Western European nations and their […]

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BRITISH DEMOCRATIC POLITICS 1815-1850; PARLIAMENTARY REFORMERS, FREE TRADERS, CHARTISTS.

BRITISH DEMOCRATIC POLITICS 1815-1850; PARLIAMENTARY REFORMERS, FREE TRADERS, CHARTISTS Parliamentary Reform In Britain  The Representation of the People Act 1832 (or 1832 Reform Act, or Great Reform Act or First Reform Act) was an Act of Parliament which introduced wide-ranging changes to the electoral system of England and Wales. The Act granted seats in the House of Commons to large […]

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STRUGGLE FOR EMPIRE IN NORTH INDIA : AFGHANS, RAJPUTS, AND THE MUGHALS (BABUR AND HUMAYUN)

STRUGGLE FOR EMPIRE IN NORTH INDIA :AFGHANS, RAJPUTS, AND THE MUGHALS (BABUR AND HUMAYUN) In the period between 1517 and 1519, two apparently unconnected events took place which profoundly affected the history of India. The death of the Afghan ruler, Sikandar Lodi, at Agra towards the end of 1517 and the succession of Ibrahim Lodi. The conquest of Bajaur and […]

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10.(MEDIEVAL INDIA)INDIAN HISTORIGRAPHY,CONTEMPORARY HISTORIANS AND THEIR WORKS,THE TRAVELOGUES,ARCHIOLOGICAL SOURCES IN MEDIEVAL INDIA

10.(MEDIEVAL INDIA)INDIAN HISTORIGRAPHY,CONTEMPORARY HISTORIANS AND THEIR WORKS THE TRAVELOGUES,ARCHIOLOGICAL SOURCES IN MEDIEVAL INDIA INDO-PERSIAN HISTORIOGRAPHY Historical works in Persian began to appear in India in the era of the Delhi Sultanate. It was in Delhi itself most of the early Persian–language histories were written. However, it was particularly during the preceding Ghaznavid era (977-1186), when Muslim armies penetrated deep into […]

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16.(MEDIEVAL INDIA)FEW TERMS

16.FEW TERMS Amils—revenue officers Amir-i-akhur—amir or officer commanding the horse Amir-i-hajib—officer-in-charge of the royal court Amirul Mominin—Commander of the Faithful; the Caliph Arz-i-mamalik—minister in charge of the army of the whole country Abwab miscellaneous cesses, imposts and charges levied by zamindars and public officials Adl justice Afaqis foreigners (in the Deccan) Ahadi gentleman trooper Ahl-i-qalam a scribe Amil, amalguzar revenue […]