Prithviraj Chauhan Controversy

Prithviraj Chauhan Controversy

Context: There is controversy around a new Akshay Kumar film called ‘Prithviraj’, with both the Gujjar and Rajput communities of Rajasthan laying claim over the 12th century king. Relevance: GS I- History Dimensions of the Article: Why in News? Prithviraj of legend History of Prithviraj How do medieval texts describe the reign of Prithviraj? Version of ‘Prithviraj Raso’ […]

Qutub Minar Not a Place of Worship

Qutub Minar Not a Place of Worship

Context: The Qutub Minar complex is not a place of worship and its character cannot be changed now, the Archaeological Survey of India submitted in a Delhi Court while opposing a plea challenging the dismissal of a civil suit seeking “restoration” of temples on the premises. Relevance: GS I- History Dimensions of the Article: Why […]

Raja Ram Mohan Roy

Raja Ram Mohan Roy

Context: Under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM), the Ministry of Culture held inaugural ceremony to commemorate the year long celebration of the 250th Birth Anniversary of  Raja Ram Mohan Roy from today in Kolkata. It will continue till next year 22nd May.  Relevance: GS I- Personalities in News Dimensions of the Article: […]

Vadnagar Buddhism Ties

Vadnagar Buddhism Ties

Context: On the occasion of Buddha Purnima, Prime Minister declared in Lumbini that his birthplace of Vadnagar in Gujarat’s Mehsana district had been a renowned centre for Buddhist learning centuries ago. Relevance: GS I- History Dimensions of the Article: Vadnagar’s ties with Buddhism Places associated with the life of Buddha Vadnagar’s ties with Buddhism The […]

Buddha Purnima

Focus: GS I- History Why in News? Prime Minister attended the 2566th Buddha Jayanti Celebration at International Convention Center and Meditation Hall at Lumbini, Nepal. About Gautama Buddha: He was born in Lumbini, near the Indo-Nepal border, as Siddhartha Gautama to a royal family in around 563 BCE. His ancestors belonged to the Sakya clan, […]

About Taj Mahal

About Taj Mahal

Context: Recently, Allahabad High Court dismissed a petition filed by BJP leader asking for a fact-finding panel to establish “the real History of Taj Mahal”, and for more than 20 sealed “rooms” to be opened to look for the possible presence of idols of Hindu gods on the premises of the monument. Relevance: GS II- […]

Martand Sun Temple

Context: After Prayers held at the ruins of the eighth-century Martand Sun Temple in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag is deemed to be a violation of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) rules. Relevance: GS I- History, Facts for Prelims About Martand Sun Temple The Martand Sun Temple is a Hindu temple in the Kashmir Valley, […]

Gopal Krishna Gokhale

Focus: GS I- Personalities in news, Modern History Why in News? PM paid tributes to Gopal Krishna Gokhale on his birth anniversary. He was born on 9 May 1866. About Gopal Krishna Gokhale Gopal Krishna Gokhale was born on May 9th, 1866. He was a renowned social reformer of India and was one of the leaders of the moderate bloc of […]

Maharana Pratap

Focus: GS I- Personalities in news, History Why in News? May 9 marks birth anniversary of Maharana Pratap, the 13th Rajpur king of Mewar. Maharana Pratap was born in 1540 and died at the age of 56 in 1597. About: Maharana Pratap Pratap Singh popularly known as Maharana Pratap, was a king of Mewar, a region in the present day […]

Rabindranath Tagore

Focus: GS I- Personalities in news, History Why in News? PM has paid tribute to Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore on Tagore Jayanti (May 9th). About Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore Ji The Rabindranath Tagore Ji was a Bengali poet, writer, composer, philosopher, music composer and choreographer, founder of a unique educational institution Visva Bharati and a painter. He reshaped Bengali […]