Mains-07: Indian Freedom Struggle – Significant Stages

How the Paika Rebellion shook the foundations of the British Rule in India?

President Ram Nath Kovind during his visit to the state of Odisha Khordha on September 27-28 will lay the foundation stone of a memorial dedicated to the 1817 Paika Rebellion against the British. Paika Rebellion The Paikas were the peasant militias of the Gajapati rulers of Odisha. They rendered military service to the king during ..

What administrative changes were introduced in India after 1858? What were the objectives of these changes?

After the revolt of 1857, The Government of India Act of 1858 transferred the control of India from the East India Company to the Crown. Now power to govern India was vested in the Crown through the Secretary of State who was responsible to the British Parliament. Thus, India came under direct rule of the ..

Provide the sequence of events that led to formation of INA. What was impact of INA on India's freedom struggle? Discuss.

In 1939, Subash Chandra Bose resigned from the congress and organised Forward Bloc for a more vigorous national struggle. The government first imprisoned him, and thereafter kept him confined to his house under close watch. In 1941, Subash Chandra Bose escaped from India to Soviet Union for help. Later Soviet Union joined hands with allies. ..


"The inclusion of Princely States in the Federation Scheme of 1935 Act was the last resort of the British to balance the reactionary elements with the progressive forces."Critically discuss while elucidating the initial reactions of the princely states.

The proposed federation under the 1935 act was to bring together the progressive elements like the Congress with the feudal and reactionary elements like the princes.  The Act made India a federation comprising of British Indian provinces and Princely States. In the case of the provinces, accession to the Federation would be automatic. But in case of the princely ..

What were the key changes that took place in Gandhi's mass mobilization strategy from the 1919 Rowlatt Satyagraha onward as compared to his earlier movements in Champaran, Kheda and Ahmedabad? How these changes affected the further course of freedom struggle? Critically analyze.

Champaran, Kheda and Ahmedabad were the formative events in Gandhi’s political career. They gave concepts of Ahimsa and Satyagraha as tools to fight the adamant authorities.  However, from 1919, there was a huge change in Gandhi’s mass mobilization strategy. In the Champaran, Kheda and Ahmedabad Gandhi primarily pursued the class politics. From 1919 onwards, he ..