Raja Ram Mohan Roy

Raja ram mohan roy During the late 18th century (what was known as the Dark Age), the society in Bengal was burdened with a host of evil customs and regulations. Elaborate rituals and strict moral codes were enforced which were largely modified, and badly interpreted ancient traditions. Practices like child marriage (Gouridaan), polygamy and Sati … Read more

Impact of British Rule on Indian economy and society

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

Famous personalities of Madhya Pradesh

Famous personalities of Madhya Pradesh Harishankar Parsai Harishankar Parsai (August 22, 1924 – August 10, 1995) was a Hindi writer. He was a noted satirist and humorist of modern Hindi literature and is known for his simple and direct style. He wrote vyangya (hindi satire) articles.  He was born in Jamnia village near Itarsi in … Read more

Ethics in administration: Status and problem

Ethics in administration: Status and problem The Historical Context India has witnessed a long history of unethical practices in the governance system. Kautilya’s Arthashastra mentions a variety of corrupt practices in which the administrators of those times indulged themselves. The Mughal Empire and the Indian princely rule were also afflicted with the corrupt practices of … Read more

Former princely states of Madhya Pradesh & Zamindari’s

Former princely states of Madhya Pradesh & Zamindari’s Major Princely State of Odisha Bhopal State Bhopal State(pronounced was a tributary state in 18th century India, a princely salute state with 19 gun salute in a subsidiary alliance with British India from 1818 to 1947, & as an autonomous state from 1947 to 1949. Islamnagar was founded & served as the State’s first capital, which was later changed … Read more

Workers, Peasant and Tribal Movements in Madhya Pradesh

Workers, Peasant and Tribal Movements in Madhya Pradesh Tribal Movement The tribals of India, like other social groups, participated in the anti-colonial movement. The tribal anti-colonial movements were of two types – The movements against their oppressors i.e. landlords, money-lenders, traders, thekedars (contractors), government officials and Christian missionaries and The movements which were linked to … Read more

Freedom Movement in Madhya Pradesh

Freedom Movement in Madhya Pradesh In the history of Indian freedom movement region of Madhya Pradesh played a significant role. The first stirrings against the British supremacy were seen in the Central Provinces when the East India Company secured its foothold in the kingdom of Nagpur. Appa Sahib Bhonsle ascended the throne of Nagpur in … Read more

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