Proposals of Cripps Mission 1942 and Reasons behind its Rejection

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In March 1942, when Japan was knocking at the doors of India by penetrating into Imphal, Sir Stafford Cripps, a prominent Labour member of the British Cabinet, came to India to discuss with the political leaders of the various parties some proposals for the political future of India after the war. His interim proposals were rejected by all the political parties. In this … Read More

The East India Company and Details of its Charters

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The advent of the British in India begins with Queen Elizabeth’s Charter of the year sixteen hundred to some merchants of London who formed the East India Company to trade with the East Indies. As a consequence of this Charter the British East India Company set up trading establishments on the east and west coasts of India and in Bengal, … Read More

Iltutmish (1211-1236) – Early Career and Accession

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Shamsuddin Iltutmish was a slave of Qutubuddin Aibek, the Sultan of Delhi. Iltutmish’s father was a high-ranking noble of the Ilbari tribe of Turks. After passing through many hands, he was, finally, purchased by Qutubuddin Aibek in Delhi at a phenomenal price. Iltutmish is said to have acquired good education and wide knowledge of the Islamic world during the early … Read More

Muhammad bin Tughlaq (1325-1351) – Biography and Assessment

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Muhammad bin Tughlaq was born in 1300 in Multan, Pakistan. After the demise of Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq, his eldest son Fakhruddin Muhammad Juana Khan alias Muhammad bin Tughlaq, mounted the throne at Tughlaqabad. Muhammad bin Tughlaq’s character was a mixture of opposites and extremes. He ruled for twenty-six years (1325-1351). Some of his administrative mistakes made him unpopular, and were responsible for his failure as … Read More

Political Developments in India between First and Second World Wars

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The First World War, originally called the Great War, was a historical landmark not only for European nations but also the colonies under their governance. As we would see below this war raised between 1914-1919 impacted the political developments in India. Government of India Act 1919 Aspirations towards nationalism and independence were strong enough in India for years. But during … Read More

All Three Round Table Conferences and Communal Award

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Today we will discuss the basic details regarding Three Round Conferences (First, Second and Third) as well as their importance in Modern Indian History. We will also mention the background and outcome of Communal Award which was introduced by Ramsay MacDonald. The report of Simon Commission failed to satisfy the Indians. The Congress in its session at Lahore in 1929, under … Read More