Uniform Civil Code in India

Uniform Civil Code refers to replacing the personal laws (based on religious scriptures and customs) with a common set of governing rules for all citizens of India. British Era In 1840s, the British Government had framed the uniform laws related to crimes, evidences and contract (on the basis of a Lex Loci report of 1840) […]

Official Secrets Act Versus Right to Information Act

Recently, West Bengal Government has declassified certain documents related to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. The government in that state is further planning to digitize the records of the freedom struggle from 1937 to 1947 in order to preserve history. This topic has been appearing in newspapers frequently. Further, the Central Government has also said that […]

Industrial Policy of British India

The British Government showed a marked antipathy and neglect towards Indian industries. The British Government in India followed the policy of free trade. It resulted in the demise of India’s world fame cottage and small scale industries as these could not stand in the competition of British industries. Tierney had explained Britain’s economic policy vis-a-vis […]

Hunter Committee Report

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 of Scotland. This committee had 7 […]

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Montagu Declaration (August Declaration) 1917

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 by which India was being administered […]

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Chhappania Akal 1899-1900

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, but again 1899 was an El […]

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Brief History of Banking in India-1

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 banking in India can be divided […]