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KHELCHAWA FESTIVAL

Tiwa tribals celebrate Khelchawa festival in Assam. This festival is celebrated every five years. After the harvesting season is over Tiwa community celebrates the festival for a good harvest. The festival also celebrates the efforts of young boys becoming an adult. Pigs are also sacrificed during the festival as a mark of respect for their […]

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Fourth Anglo-Mysore War (1799)

Fourth Anglo-Mysore War (1799) The Fourth Anglo-Mysore War was a conflict in South India between the Kingdom of Mysore against the British East India Company and the Hyderabad Deccan in 1798–99. This was the final conflict of the four Anglo-Mysore Wars. The British captured the capital of Mysore. The ruler Tipu Sultan was killed in […]

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Third Anglo-Mysore War (1790-1792)

Third Anglo-Mysore War (1790-1792) In April 1790, Tipu declared war against Travancore for the restoration of his rights, and the English, siding with Travancore, attacked Tipu. With support from Nizam and Marathas, Tipu was defeated. Under the Treaty of Seringapatam, nearly half of Mysore’s territory was taken over by the victors. Besides, war damage of […]

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Second Anglo-Mysore War (1780-1784)

Second Anglo-Mysore War (1780-1784) Haidar Ali accused the English of breach of faith and non-observance of the Treaty of Madras when in 1771 he was attacked by the Marathas, and the English failed to come to his aid. Haidar forged an anti-English alliance with the Marathas and the Nizam but the English detached both the […]

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KHASI UPRISING (1830s)

The Anglo-Khasi War was part of the independence struggle between the Khasi people and the British Empire between the years 1829-1833. The war started with Tirot Sing’s attack on a British garrison that disobeyed orders of this Khasi king to stop a road construction project through the Khasi Hills. After having occupied the hilly region between […]

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Santhal Rebellion (1855)

It was a revolt against the oppression of colonial rule to end the despotic British revenue system and the zamindari system in India. The rebellion was led by the four Murmu Brothers – Sidhu, Kanhu, Chand and Bhairav. The Santhals took to arms. In many villages, the Zamindars, money lenders and their operatives were put […]

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Chuar Revolt

Famine-enhanced land revenue demands, and economic distress goaded the Chuar aboriginal tribesmen of the Jungle Mahal of the Midnapore district and also of the Bankura district (in Bengal) to take up arms. These tribals were basically farmers and hunters. The uprising lasted from 1766 to 1772 and then, again surfaced between 1795 and 1816. The […]

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Bhil Revolt (1817-19)

The Bhils who lived in the Western Ghats controlled the mountain passes between the north and the Deccan. They revolted against Company rule in 1817-19, as they had to face famine, economic distress, and misgovernment. The British used both force and conciliatory efforts to control the uprising. However, the Bhils revolted again in 1825, 1831, […]

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Peacock Throne

Peacock Throne, famous golden throne captured from India by the Persians in 1739. Thereafter lost, it (and its reproductions) remained the symbol of the Persian, or Iranian, monarchy. The original throne, built for the Mughal emperor Shāh Jahān in the early 17th century, was reportedly one of the most splendorous thrones ever made. It was […]

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Dr A P J Abdul Kalam

Full name Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam Born 15 October 1931, Rameswaram TN Died 27 July 2015, Shillong Meghalaya President Term July 25th, 2002 – July 25th, 2007 A P J Abdul Kalam  A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, in full Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam. He was a scientist who played a leading role in the development […]