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PM pays tributes to Rani Velu Nachiyar on her birth anniversary

Rani Velu Nachiyar was an 18th-century warrior queen who belonged to the Sivagangai estate in present-day Tamil Nadu. She was the only daughter of the royal couple of the Sethupathi dynasty and was trained in martial arts, archery, and horseback riding. Rani Velu Nachiyar was also multilingual, with proficiency in languages such as French, English, ..

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“History of Indian Science and Technology” Project

The Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) and the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to launch the project titled “History of Indian Science and Technology”. Similar project will be launched by the ICHR to trace the economic history of India. The ICHR will also launch another project in ..

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Butler Committee

The Harcourt Butler Committee, also known as the Indian States Committee, was a three-member committee appointed by the British government in 1927 to investigate and clarify the relationship between the paramount power of the British Raj in India and the rulers of the Princely States. The committee, chaired by Sir Harcourt Butler and also consisting ..

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Indian History: King Harsha Vardhana

The decline of imperial Guptas led to the demise of imperial idea in India. Since most of the great empires were built in north India under great empire builders such as Mahapadmananda, Chandragupta Maurya, Asoka, Kanishka and Samudragupta, it was North India which felt the impacts of demise of imperial idea. From Sixth century onwards, ..

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Maurya Administration and Life

The Mauryan imperial polity held sway over nearly three quarters of India’s landmass for a period little less than two centuries. As with any other great empire, the genesis of Maurya Empire was in the economic and military strength of its heartland and the ability of its leaders to asset their military power beyond their ..

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Political History of Magadha

Of all the Mahajanapadas, Magadha eventually emerged as most powerful mainly because of its peculiar geographical location. It was bordered by Ganga River in North, Son River in West, Vindhya ranges in south and Champa in East. The natural barriers protected Magadha from three sides and it was not easy to invade such a territory. ..

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