British India

Hunter Committee Report

October 22, 2011

The Jallianwala Bagh massacre was followed by establishment of a non-official enquiry committee was Congress. The British Government did not initiate such inquiry till Congress had set up such committee. Later, the Government established a Disorders Inquiry Committee headed by Lord William Hunter, a Senator of College of Justice...

Montagu Declaration (August Declaration) 1917

October 22, 2011

Edwin Samuel Montagu served as Secretary of State for India between 1917 and 1922. On 20 August 1917, he made a historic declaration in the House of Commons defining the goal of British policies in India. In the previous month, he had made a scathing attack on the whole system...

Chhappania Akal 1899-1900

October 18, 2011

In 1896, the rainfall was less than the normal rainfalls. This was an El Niño year, the years in which the monsoon rainfall was considerably less than average, because of the El Niño. In 1897 the rains were sufficient but in the next year 1897-98, the rains were profuse,...

Brief History of Banking in India-1

April 21, 2011

The origin of western type commercial Banking in India dates back to the 18th century. The story of banking starts from Bank of Hindustan established in 1770 and it was first bank at Calcutta under European management. It was liquidated in 1830-32. From Bank of Hindustan in 1770, the evolution of...

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