Relation of East India Company with States

Paramountcy of the British Crown over the Princely States in India did not conform to any of the constitutionally recognized models of relationship between two powers, one dominant (British) and the other dominated (Princely States). It is pertinent to mention Read More …

Urban Economy after 1858

Urban Indian economy after 1858 During this period, the Indian economy essentially remained stagnant, growing at the same rate (1.2%) as the population.  India also experienced deindustrialization during this period. Compared to the Mughal era, India during the British colonial Read More …

Independence and Partition of India

Mountbatten plan The British government sent a Cabinet Mission to India in March 1946 to negotiate with Indian leaders and agree to the terms of the transfer of power. After difficult negotiations a federal solution was proposed. Despite initial agreement, Read More …

Merger of States

Integration of Princely States Under the plan of 3 June, more than 562 princely states were given the option of joining either India or Pakistan, or choosing independence. Indian nationalists and large segments of the public feared that if these Read More …

Development of Railways, Industrialization, Constitutional Development.

Development of Railway, Industralization and constitutional development during British period   Railway The British created the Indian Railways. They envisioned it, planned it, engineered it and instructed poor Indian laborers how to build it. There is a common misconception that Read More …

Divisions and Districts of Chhattisgarh

Divisions and Districts of Chhattisgarh After Indian Independence, the princely states were merged with the Central Provinces and Berar to form the new state of Madhya Pradesh. Present-day Chhattisgarh comprised seven districts of Madhya Pradesh. The former states of Kanker Read More …

31.10.17 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Cm Launches New Online Services For Subsidies & Exemptions   Chief Minister Raman Singh  launched the new online services for subsidies and exemptions provided by the Department of Commerce & Industries.   The State Government has been a flag Read More …

Feudatory States in Chhattisgarh

Feudatory States in Chhattisgarh:—- The history of the Chhattisgarh region dates back to about the 4th century ce, when it was known as Southern (or South) Kosala. The name Chhattisgarh, meaning “thirty-six forts,” was formerly applied to the territory of Read More …

Former Pricely States of Chhattisgarh and Zamindaris

Former Pricely States of Chhattisgarh and Zamindaris Merger of Chhattisgarh States There were 15 Chattisgarh states, the biggest of them being Bastar with an area of 15029 Sq miles (39060 sq. km.) and a population over half a million. The Read More …