Friday, August 5, 2011

1947
"With the tragic legacy of an uncertain future, a young refugee sits on the walls of Purana Qila, transformed into a vast refugee camp in Delhi."


HISTORY OF FRENCH IN INDIA


HISTORY OF FRENCH IN INDIA

1-The first French expedition to India is believed to have taken place in the first half of the 16th century, during the reign of Fran├žois I, when two ships were fitted out by some merchants of Rouen to trade in eastern seas; they sailed from Le Havre and were never afterwards heard of.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

KOMAGATA MARU INCIDENT


KOMAGATA MARU INCIDENT 
 
1.The KomagataMaru incident involved a Japanese steamship, the Komagata Maru, that sailed from Hong Kong to Shanghai, China; Yokohama, Japan; and then to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, in 1914, carrying 376 passengers from Punjab, India.

Monday, August 1, 2011

HISTORY OF Thrissur


HISTORY OF Thrissur

Thrissur with its rich history, cultural heritage and archaeological wealth is called the cultural capital of Kerala.
From ancient times, this district has played a significant role in the political history of South India. Many rulers and dynasties beginning with the Zamorins of Kozhikode, Tipu Sultan of Mysore and Europeans including the Dutch and the British have had a hand in moulding the destiny of this region. Raja Rama Varma, popularly known as Sakthan Thampuran was the architect of the present Thrissur Town.

Humayun tomb


Humayun tomb

Location: Mathura Road, New Delhi
Built By: Hamida Banu Begam, widow of Humayun
Founded In: 1562-1572 
Architect: Mirak Mirza Ghiyuath
Entombs: Mughal Emperor Humayun
Timings: Open till 10 pm (Daily)
Status: UNESCO World Heritage Site

FORT ST GEORGE


FORT ST GEORGE

Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Founded By: The British
Founded In: 1639

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Qutub Minar


Qutub Minar

Location: New Delhi
Founded By: Qutub-ud-Din Aibak
Founded In: 1199
Status: UNESCO World Heritage Site

OBJECTIVE-INDIA


OBJECTIVE-INDIA

1) Which of the following is largely associated with Megalithic cultures of south India?
1.Burials   enriched   bY boulders   ofstone
2. Use of black and Redware 
3. Introdution of Punch-Marked Coins
4. Urban Settlements.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:-
Codes:-
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 4 only
Ans:- (b)
Expl:- Megalithic culture of south India – Features Enriched by big stone pieces-
Contains Skelaton, Iron objects,pottery-Metal money,Scripts developed-Rural settlement

Gangaikondacholapuram


Gangaikondacholapuram

Location: Near Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
Founded By: King Rajendra Chozhan
Founded In: 1020-1029 AD
Dedicated To: Lord Shiva