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Charter Act of 1813

The Charter Act of 1813 was a significant piece of legislation passed by the British Parliament that had far-reaching implications for the governance of India. The Charter Act of 1813 was an Act of the British Parliament that renewed the charter of the British East India Company. The Act was enacted on 10 May 1813 […]

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National Youth Day

National Youth Day, also known as Swami Vivekananda Jayanti, is a national holiday in India that is celebrated annually on January 12th to honor the birthday of one of India’s most influential spiritual leaders, Swami Vivekananda. Swami Vivekananda, born in 1863, was a monk, philosopher, and leader of the Hindu Renaissance. He was a key […]

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Khelchawa Festival is an annual cultural and sports festival held in the state of Assam, India. The festival is organized by the Department of Sports and Youth Welfare, Assam, and is held in different parts of the state in order to promote sports and cultural activities among the youth of Assam. Tiwa tribals celebrate Khelchawa […]

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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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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, […]