GS-I: Modern Indian History

Champaran Satyagraha

July 5, 2017

The Bihar government launched a year-long celebration on 10th April, 2017 to mark the centenary of the famous Champaran Satyagraha which was led by Mahatma Gandhi in the year 1917. Mahatma Gandhi had spent five days here in 1917 to espouse the cause of indigo farmers, who were being...

Short Notes on Khadi

May 22, 2017

Here are some important short notes on Khadi. Historical evidences of fabric on Indian subcontinent: Indigo-dyed Indian cotton called ikat was found in Pharaoh’s tomb. Rose madder cloth along with spindles was found at Mohenjodaro. Fine fabrics from Indian subcontinent were reported in Greek and Roman traders’ accounts. Various...

Evolution of Indian Political Party System

December 25, 2016

There are three types of party systems in the modern government viz. Single Party, Two party and Multi-party systems. In single party system, one political party controls the government. Examples include: China, Cuba, North Korea. In two party system, two major parties rival for governmental power. Examples of Two...

Ambedkar Versus Gandhi

December 25, 2015

Both Gandhi and Ambedkar were great social reformers and political leaders of India in 20th century. Both strove for the improvement of the cause of depressed classes. Both broadened the future vision of India beyond the formal independence of the country. However, both had fundamental differences on different political...

Short Biography of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

December 25, 2015

Dr. B R Ambedkar was born on 14 April 1891 at Mhow in Madhya Pradesh where his father was posted as head instructor of  military training school. He belonged to Mahar family of Ratnagiri district in Maharashtra. Mahars were among the several untouchable castes of those times in Maharashtra....

Integral Humanism of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya

November 13, 2015

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya (1916-68) was one of the founders of the Jana Sangh, which later became the Bhartiya Janta Party. He has been the source of ideological guidance and moral inspiration for the Bhartiya Janata Party since its inception. He advocated the doctrine of Integral humanism, which was adopted...