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Terminology

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  • 23

    Feb'17

    Vasudev Balwant Phadke

    Vasudev Balwant Phadke, leader of armed rebellion against the British in Western and Central Maharashtra, popularly known as 'Deccon Riots' 1879. He was deported to Aden for life.

  • 23

    Feb'17

    Dr Satyapal

    Dr Satyapal- An eminent physician cum politician in Punjab. He was associated with Rowlatt Satyagraha of 1919. He was a disciple of Gandhi and authored 'Sixty years of Congress'. He edited the Urdu journal Congress.

  • 23

    Feb'17

    Bhai Parmananda

    A close associate of Lala Lajpat Rai. He was associated with Ghadar Party as a political activist. As a social reformer he was a member of Arya Samaj. He was editor of 'Hindu Outlook' and president of Hindu Mahasabha.

  • 14

    Feb'17

    Brahmo Movement

    Brahmo Movement started with foundation of Brahmo Samaj by Raja Rammohan Roy in 1818. Its aim was to reform the Hindu Society. Purification of Hiduism, monotheism, brotherhood of man and empowerment of women were its basic objectives.

  • 14

    Feb'17

    Aligarh Movement

    Aligarh movement was started by Sir Syed Ahmad Khan to reconcile the teachings of Islam with the needs of the new age. MAO College, which later became Aligarh Muslim University, was the product of it.

  • 14

    Feb'17

    Sudhi Movement

    An effort by the orthodox Hindus and supported by the Arya Samaj to reconvert those Hindus who had got converted to other religions.

  • 14

    Feb'17

    Dravid Architecture

    The temple architecture that was developed in South India by Cholas, Pallavas and Chalukyas. Its structural style includes rectangular top of temple shaped like a pyramid. Gopurams or entrances are more imposing than the temple proper.

  • 10

    Feb'17

    Ganesh Chaturthi

    Observed on the fourth day of bright half (shukla paksha) of Bhadav (Bhadrapad) month of Hindu calendar. Birthday of God Ganesh, son of Lord Shiva and Parvati is commemorated. It is main festival of Mahabharata.

  • 10

    Feb'17

    Shbab-I-Barat

    On the 13th and 14th day of Shabah, the 8th month of the Muslim calendar. On this day, the fortune of every living being is thought to be recorded in the heaven. A vigil is kept all the night and feast is held.

  • 10

    Feb'17

    Birsa Munda

    Birsa Munda was the legendary tribal revolutionary. Led the Munda revolt of 1899. He fought against British policies of forced labour and exploitation of the tribals.

  • 09

    Feb'17

    AO Hume

    AO Hume was the guiding force in the formation of the Congress. A retired civil servant, he worked as general secretary of congress in the formative years.

  • 09

    Feb'17

    C Rajagopalachari

    C Rajagopalachari was the last Viceroy of India. He was great freedom fighter. His formula in 1944 to block partition, the CR Formula, made him famous.

  • 09

    Feb'17

    Bharatendu Harish Chandra

    Bharatendu Harish Chandra was a nationalist Hindi poet. His work "Bharat Durdasha" fostered national sentiments in north India.

  • 31

    Jan'17

    Dandi

    Dandi is a place in Gujarat, which Gandhiji selected to start the Civil Disobedience Movement. Here Gandhi openly violated the salt law in 1931.

  • 31

    Jan'17

    Bardoli

    Bardoli, in Gujarat, the place of Satyagraha against hike in land revenue in 1928, Sardar Patel led it.

  • 31

    Jan'17

    Chauri Chaura

    Chauri Chaura is a place in UP where villagers burnt alive 22 policemen in 1922. This incident led to the suspension of non-cooperation movement.

  • 31

    Jan'17

    Haripura

    Haripura was the first village to host a congress full session (1935). Subhas Chandra Bose was elected as President.

  • 31

    Jan'17

    Theosophical Society of India

    Theosophical Society of India was established in 1882 with its headquarters in Adeyar. It grew under Annie Besant's zeal for social reform. Its objective was revival and strengthening of theme of Hinduism.

  • 28

    Jan'17

    August offer, 1940

    August offer, 1940 was a set of proposal by Linlithgo to pacify the Indians. It offered dominions status, expansion of Viceroy's executive council and post-war Constituent Assembly. It was rejected by the Congress.

  • 28

    Jan'17

    Buttler Committee Report

    Buttler Committee Report was on relations between the British and Indian Princes. It defined the meaning and extent of British paramountcy on the Princely States as complete and supreme with regard to international affairs. It appointed Lord Irwin.

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