45th anniversary of the Chipko movement

Context: Google commemorated the 45th anniversary of the Chipko movement, the non-violent agitation of 1970 aimed at protection and conservation of trees, with a doodle. Background of the Movement: The uprising against the felling of trees and maintaining the ecological balance originated in Uttar Pradesh’s Chamoli district (now Uttarakhand) in Read More …

Manikarnika, the legendary queen of Jhansi

Manikarnika or Manu Bai is the maiden name of Rani Laxmibai. She was born in November 1828 at Varanasi to a family of Maharashtrian Brahmins. Her rise to the peak of Indian historical glory, however, begins only after she gets married to the Maharaja of Jhansi, Raja Gangadhar Rao Newalkar Read More …

First Slaughter of Chittorgarh by Allauddin Khilji in 1303

Context: Visualize about Chittorgarh of the bygone days when the brave Rajputs fought fiercely against Muslim invaders to maintain independence. The Rajputs who never surrendered! Picturise about the brave Rajput women who committed jauhar on more than one occasion to save themselves from disgrace, from being raped by the barbaric Muslim invaders. Read More …

‘Attingal Revolt’ of 1721

A section of historians in Kerala  disputed the Centre’s move to announce Odisha’s 1817 Paika Rebellion as the “First War of Independence”, saying various uprisings against foreign powers had occurred in the southern State much before it, but never got due recognition. They said the coastal State had witnessed a number of Read More …

‘Paika Bidroha’ to be named as 1st War of Independence

The ‘Paika Bidroha’ (Paika rebellion) of 1817 will find a place in the history books as ‘the First War of Independence’ from the next academic session, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday. “Paika Bidroha will find a place as the First War of Independence against the British Rule in Read More …

India’s Freedom Struggle: Contribution of Lala Lajpat Rai

One of  the  legendary  triumvirate – Lal-Bal-Pal ( Lala Lajpat Rai, Bal  Gangadhar  Tilak and  Bipin Chandra  Pal)  of  India’s freedom movement against the British colonial  rule, Lala Lajpat Rai  was  a multi-faceted  personality and led a life of  ceaseless activity dedicated to a self-less service to the nation. Born in an educated Aggarwal Read More …