Irfan habib- Indian historian of ancient and medieval India,

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He  is  a  well  known  Indian historian of Mughal  history. Although, he has written several  books and contributed to Marxist school of historiography, his Interpreting Indian History, Caste and Money   in   Indian   History,   Problems of   Marxist   Historiography, Agrarian  System  of  Mughal  India,  An  Atlas of the Mughal  Empire and…

Bipan Chandra

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He is one more prominent historian of the Marxist school of historiography,  who  has  written  several  books on Indian history. Among them the Rise and Growth of Economic  Nationalism,Nationalism an is Colonialism  in  India,India Struggle for Independence and Communalism in Modern India are well known and standard books written…

What were the effects of partition on India and Pakistan?

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When  the  Congress  won  the  assembly elections in 1946 according to the Cabinet Mission Plan, the Muslim League got alarmed at the success of Congress. It decided to boycott the assembly and instead observed 16 August 1946 as Direct Action Day. The Muslim  League  declared  that  Muslims should resort…

The Indian National Movement

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The Indian national movement was undoubtedly one of  the biggest mass movements modern Society has ever seen, It was a movement which  galvanized  millions  of  People  of  all classes and ideologies into political action and brought to its knees a mighty colonial  empire. Consequently,  along  with  the  British,  French,Russian, …

Religious Reform Among Sikhs

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Religious reform among the Sikhs was started at the end of the 19 Th  Century when the Khalsa College started at Amritsar. Through the efforts of the Singh Sabhas (1870) and with British support, the Khalsa College was founded at Amritsar in 1892. This college and schools set up…

Swami Vivekananda -India’s spiritual heritage

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Vivekananda was proud of India’s spiritual heritage, but he believed that no individual or nation can live by holding himself or itself apart from the community of others. He condemned the caste system, rigid rituals, century old superstitions and advocated liberty, free thinking and equality. Vivekananda was indeed, a…

Raja Ram Mohan Roy -A humanist by birth

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Raja Ram Mohan Roy is a great historical figure who put laudable efforts to transform India and dared to defy the age old Hindu traditions. Raja Rammohan Roy was not merely a religious reformer but a social reformer also. His greatest achievement was the abolition of Sati in 1929.…

A shamshan ghat – A platform designed for the cremation of bodies.

A shamshan ghat (cremation ground) is a platform designed for the cremation of bodies. Typically, it is built near rivers or fresh streams so that ashes can be disposed of after cremation in accordance with Hindu tradition.Members of the Hindu faith have been cremating their dead for centuries, in accordance with their religious beliefs. By…

Naga – A good man or holy man

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Naga in Sanskrit means mountain, people residing in and around mountains are known as Pahadi or Naga. In Hinduism, a Sadhu means a “good man or holy man”. The sādhu is solely dedicated to achieving moksa or liberation, the fourth and final asrama or stage of life, through meditation…

Olympus national park, Greece

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Olympus national park, Greece- In 1938, Olympus, the highest Greek mountain, the residence of the twelve ancient gods, was the first area which was declared as a National Park. About 50 years ago a special regime was enforced to protect this unique part of our country. The aim was…

National parks of svalbard, Norway

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National parks of svalbard, Norway– Norway has 44 national parks, 37 on the mainland and seven on Svalbard. From underwater wonders to high mountainous areas, these parks offer a variety of landscapes and a wide range of exciting outdoors experiences.Svalbard is Arctic wilderness and polar bear country. The opportunity…

Mu ko similan national park, Thailand

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Mu ko similan national park, Thailand– Established as a national park in 1982, Similan Islands are an archipelago of 11 islands in Phang Nga Province 70km off the coast at Andaman Sea, covering an area of 70sqkm. With a rich marine life consisting of magical hard/soft coral reefs, crystal…

Komodo National park

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Komodo national park – Komodo National Park is located in the center of the Indonesian archipelago, between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores. Established in 1980, initially the main purpose of the Park was to conserve the unique Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) and its habitat. However, over the years,…

Chitwan national park

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Chitwan national park-  Nepal is a land of extreme contrasts in climate and geography, It has a unique topography ranging from lowlands with sub-tropical jungles to arctic conditions in the Himalayan highlands. Within a mere 150 kilometers the land rises from near sea level in the south to over…

Ranthambore national park, India

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Ranthambore national park, india– Ranthambore National Park is one of the biggest and most renowned national park in Northern India. The park is located in the Sawai Madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan, which is about 130 km from Jaipur. Being considered as one of the famous and former hunting…

Bokor national park, Cambodia

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Bokor national park, Cambodia – Established by the French as a hill station in 1925, Bokor has since been abandoned twice, during World War II and the Khmer Rouge period. The area including Bokor ‘mountain’ was established as a national park in 1993 with its 1,500 square kilometres spanning…

Gorkhi-Terelj national park, Mongolia

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Gorkhi-Terelj national park, Mongolia – One of the national parks of Mongolia. It is about 80km north-east of Ulaanbaatar, is a deservedly popular destination. At 1600m, the area is cool and the alpine scenery is magnificent, and there are great opportunities for hiking, rock climbing, swimming (in icy water),…