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"Patel was the shrewd organizational hand beneath Nehru's idealistic velvet glove." Critically discuss. Do you agree with the view that the synergy of two leaders was much more powerful in comparison to differences in their thoughts?

Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel were two towering figures of India’s anti-colonial freedom movement. Both of them contributed great to the nation by working together in spite of some ideological differences. Nehru was a visionary and idealist, while Patel was a pragmatist and realist. A newly born India needed both kinds of men, in ..


Discuss the British policy towards Nepal and Bhutan during 18th and 19th century. To what extent, this policy led Nepal and Bhutan to remain separate nations?

British followed the policy of maintaing Buffer countries between two large nations for security reasons. The same policy was followed in the Himalayan regions of Nepal and Bhutan to maintain security of the northern frontier from its neighbors China and Russia.  British policy towards Bhutan: Bhutan had come under the British control after Duar war ..


"The British came neither as migrating hordes nor as armies seeking plunder, yet eventually they did more to transform India than any previous ruling power."Explain this apparent paradox.

This apparent paradox can be explained in the light of gradual and not sudden effects on political, economic, social and cultural spheres of India. Political Effects The political influence of British increased gradually and not suddenly. They came to India for trade and were lucky enough to get Mughal permission to trade and even luckier ..


While considering Mutiny of 1857 as the first war of Independence, we generally accept Mangal Pandey as the first martyr of Indian freedom struggle. However, there were many others who revolted (against British) even before 1857. Elucidate the role of some of such unsung heroes whose martyrdom / revolt pre-dates 1857.

There were several uprisings before 1857 such as Sanyasi and Fakir rebellion, Paika Rebelion, Santhal rebellion and so on; each of them led by many unsung heroes. This apart, there were many Indians including employees of Rajas and Nawabs who died during the course of annexation of Indian territories inch by inch. First name among ..



To what extent, the British colonialist regime was responsible for the discrimination, abuse, and social and economic marginalization faced by millions of Indians belonging to 'denotified and nomadic tribes'. Discuss critically.

That criminal mindset could be caste or community-specific sounds vague and more criminal. The British regime in the 19th century in India dared to notify upon its own notion some tribes of India as branded criminals. It made stringent measures in the guise of series of Criminal Tribes Acts to control and contain these landless and ..


Discuss the key principles of Subsidiary Alliance System. To what extent, this system contributed in making the British Company the Supreme Sovereign Authority in India?

The key principles of subsidiary alliance system were as follows: A permanent subsidiary force would be stationed in the capital of friendly princely state For the upkeep of this force a smaller native state was asked to pay in cash and bigger native state was asked to surrender a part of its territory yielding revenue ..