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Terminology

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  • 27

    Dec'16

    Fort William College

    Fort William College was established by Lord Wellessly in 1800 to train English Civil Servants in Indian affairs.

  • 27

    Dec'16

    Grantha Sahib

    Grantha Sahib is the sacred scripture of the Sikhs. It was compiled by Guru Arjun Dev.

  • 27

    Dec'16

    Gandhara Art

    It developed as an intermingling of Indian and Greek Art. It flourished during the 1st century AD. It was patraonised by Kushana king Kanishka.

  • 27

    Dec'16

    Sangam Literature

    The earliest stage of Tamil literature (500 BC to 200 BC). It was divided mainly into two group of poetry, ie on war and love.

  • 27

    Dec'16

    Margaret Noble

    Also known as Sister Nivedita, an Irish lady who under the influence of Swami Vivekananda adopted India and her culture.

  • 27

    Dec'16

    Sayyid Ahmad

    Founded Aligarh Muslim University. A great social reformer of Islam and Muslim society.

  • 27

    Dec'16

    Tantya Tope

    One of the greatest leader during 1857 revolt, commanded Peshawar Nanasaheb's force in Kanpur. He was captured and hanged at Sibpuri in 1859.

  • 20

    Dec'16

    Narayana Guru

    A famous saint and social reformer of Kerala. He founded SNDP movement to oppose castesim, untouchability and inequality in the society.

  • 20

    Dec'16

    Amir Khusro

    A poet laurate patronised by six sultans of Delhi during medieval period. He was a scholar of Arabi, Parsi, Hindi and Urdu. He was the father of Urdu literature.

  • 20

    Dec'16

    Brahmagupta

    A famous astronomer and mathematician of ancient India who belongs to Ujjain. He wrote Braham Siddhanta in 598 AD.

  • 18

    Dec'16

    Ali Brothers

    Mohammed Ali and Saukat Ali were leaders of Khilafat Movement of 1919. They established Anjuman-e-Kabha. They were supporters of Hindu-Muslim and important leaders during non-cooperation movement.

  • 18

    Dec'16

    T Prakasham

    Also known as Andhra Kesari, became the first CM of Andhra Pradesh. As a freedom fighter he was instrumental in anti-Simon agitation. Editor of the journal 'Swarajya'.

  • 18

    Dec'16

    Jayadev

    The last great poet of Sanskrit literary age. He was the court poet of Laxman Sena of Bengal and wrote 'Gita Govinda", a poem dedicated to Lord Krishna.

  • 18

    Dec'16

    Mohammed Iqbal

    A poet of repute in Urdu and Parsi, author of Sare Jahan Se Acchha. Though a nationalist, in his later stage he became a propagator of Pakistan Idea.

  • 15

    Dec'16

    Pupul Jayakar

    A former president of Indian Council for Cultural Relation (1982). Also known as the Czar of Indian Culture for his efforts to popularise 'Bharat Mahotsav".

  • 15

    Dec'16

    Gopikrishna

    Gopikrishna was Kathak dancer of repute. The film 'Jhanak Jhanak Payale Baje' was become immortal due to his dance classics.

  • 15

    Dec'16

    Banabhatta

    Banabhatta was the court poet of Harsha Vardhan. He wrote Kadambari, a poetic treatise and Harshacharita the biography of his patron.

  • 14

    Dec'16

    Ghadar Party

    Ghadar party was a revolutionary organisation founded in 1913 outside India. It had its branches in USA and Europe, Singapore etc. It was instrumental in highlighting Kamagatamaru incident and aimed at inciting armed rebellion in India.

  • 14

    Dec'16

    Prarthana Samaj

    Prarthana Samaj was established in 1863 in Bombay. Its objectives were women education, opposition to casteism, widow remarriage and raise age limit of girls for marriage. It was patronised by MG Ranade and RG Bhandarkar.

  • 14

    Dec'16

    DG Karve

    A great social reformer espousing the cause of widows. He established Widow Remarriage Association and became its General Secretary. He founded Window Home at Pune and Indian Women University in Bombay in 1916.

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