Category: I. Modern History & Indian Culture


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 27 total views   Wars and Treaties   War Year Treaty Gov General Battles et al Anglo Marathas         First 1775-82 Began: Treaty of Surat End: Treaty of Salbai Warren Hastings Battle of Wadgaon Second 1803-05 Began: treaty Read more…

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 24 total views   Music and Drama   Natyaveda: Bharatas Natyashastra Matangas Brihadesi: discussed the concept of raga Sangadevas Sangeetaratnakara: 264 ragas Bhakti and Sufi saints Tansen Music:based on raga system Qawwali :Sufi trdition of Khanqas gave birth to qawwali which Read more…

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 30 total views   Medieval India   Traveller/Historian In times of Remarks Al-Masudi Pratiharas   Sulaiman Palas Mid 9th century. Writes about the Pala empire Marco Polo Chola   Ralph Fitch 16th century     Medieval India AD 750 onwards Eighth Read more…

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 36 total views   India’s struggle for Independence   India in the Eighteenth Century Bahadur Shah 1 (1707-12) Muzam succeeded Aurungzeb after latter’s death in 1707 He acquired the title of Bahadur Shah. Though he was quite old (65) and his Read more…

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 24 total views     Drama Origins Origins of Indian theatre not very well known Drawings on caves show that dance, music and drama were an intrinsic part of the life of the people Sitabengona and Jogimara (Ramgarh, MP) have structures Read more…

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 36 total views   Arts   Different schools of art compared   Mughal Pahari Rajasthani/Rajput Madhubani/Mithila Manjusha/Angika Tanjore Origin Earlier Persian blend. Became Indian under Akbar. Originated in the sub-Himalayan kingdoms of 19th century. Early 16th century. Various sub-schools existed Done Read more…

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 42 total views   Architecture   Harappan Drainage system Rectangular intersecting roads Sanitary system Mauryan Monolithic Pillars Finely carved capitols – Bull capitol and Sarnath capitol Stupas start during this period – 4 gateways Surface built with bricks Viharas and Chaityas Read more…

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 16 total views     TamilNadu Personalities and their Contributions in the Indian National Movement   V.O. Chidambaram Pillai was a lawyer by profession and he joined the nationalist movement in 1905. He was a follower of Bal Ganghadar Tilak. After Read more…

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 16 total views,  2 views today   Caste System in Medieval Period   Caste is the most distinctive (and most discussed) aspect of Indian society. We first need to understand two dimensions of the term ‘caste’. First, the four-fold division of society Read more…

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 14 total views   Religion & Culture in Medieval India   Diverse institutions with different ideologies came up within the bhakti movement during the medieval period. Mathas or mutts were established under different gurus or religious leaders like Vidyaranya; Saivite movements Read more…

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