Colonization : East India Company and Bengal, Nawab- Sirajuddaula, Battle of Plassey, Mir Jafar, Mir Quasim

Battle of Plassey TheBattle of Plassey was a battle that took place on June 23, 1757, on the banks of the Bhagirathi River, about 150 km north of Calcutta. It is near Murshidabad, then the capital of the Nawab of Bengal in India. Pâlāshir, an extravagant red flowering tree known as “Flame of the forest,” … Read more Colonization : East India Company and Bengal, Nawab- Sirajuddaula, Battle of Plassey, Mir Jafar, Mir Quasim

Structure of Government and economic policies of British Empire in India (1757- 1857) : Administrative organization, Social and Cultural policies

Structure of Government and economic policies of British Empire in India (1757- 1857) : Administrative organization, Social and Cultural policies Structure of government under east India company (1757-1857) When the officials of the East India Company acquired control over Bengal in 1765, they had little intention of making any innovations in its administration. They only … Read more Structure of Government and economic policies of British Empire in India (1757- 1857) : Administrative organization, Social and Cultural policies

Socio-religious reform movements in the 19th century: Brahmo Samaj, Arya Samaj, Theosophical Society

Socio-religious reform movements in the 19th century: Brahmo Samaj, Arya Samaj, Theosophical Society India has a long history of socio-religious reform movements. However, the present work focuses on the social reform movements of Nineteenth century only. The reforms by definition entail change or replacement of the institutions, which have become functionally irrelevant(totally or partly) to … Read more Socio-religious reform movements in the 19th century: Brahmo Samaj, Arya Samaj, Theosophical Society

Opposition to British rule :- Tribal and non – military revolts, popular movements and military revolts

Tribal Movement Tribal movements or rebellions or uprising in India were inspired by revolutionary tendencies. They wanted to make use of the situation to fight and eliminate evils and ill-tendencies that existed in the contemporary tribal society. The Tribal population, being conservative, was interested in retaining the existing salient features of their society. Tribal movements … Read more Opposition to British rule :- Tribal and non – military revolts, popular movements and military revolts

Revolt of 1857 – causes, nature, expansion, consequences and failure

The Great Revolt of 1857 (also Indian rebellion of 1857, the Great uprising of 1857, the Great rebellion, Indian Sepoy mutiny) is regarded as India’s First War of Independence against the British rule. It was the most remarkable single event in the history of India after the establishment of British rule. It was the result of … Read more Revolt of 1857 – causes, nature, expansion, consequences and failure

Advent and expansion of European powers in India :- Portuguese, Dutch, French and British

The European Trading companies in India: Struggle for supremacy The Portuguese From time immemorial India had commercial relations with countries of the west. The commercial route then was not direct by sea. The merchants sailed over the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea and reached Europe through Arabia. But in the seventh cen­tury when Arabia … Read more Advent and expansion of European powers in India :- Portuguese, Dutch, French and British

Economic Impact of British rule. Impact of Industrialization on Indian economy

India’s traditional village economy was characterised by the “blending of agriculture and handicrafts”.  But this internal balance of the village economy had been systematically slaughtered by the British Government. In the process, traditional handicraft industries slipped away, from its pre-eminence and its decline started at the turn of the 18th century and proceeded rapidly almost … Read more Economic Impact of British rule. Impact of Industrialization on Indian economy

Indian National Movement: Nationalism and Congress

ORIGIN OF NATIONALISM The rise of Nationalism is reflected in the spirit of Renaissance in Europe when freedom from religious restrictions led to the enhancement of national identity. This expression of Nationalism was furthered by the French Revolution. The political changes resulted in the passing of sovereignty from the hands of an absolute monarch to … Read more Indian National Movement: Nationalism and Congress

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