Ramcharitmanas of Tulsidas

Context: Recently, Bihar Education Minister said the Ramcharitmanas “spreads hatred in society”, and that Goswami Tulsidas’s epic poem — along with the Manusmriti and M S Golwalkar’s Bunch of Thoughts — should be burned. Relevance: GS I: History Dimensions of the Article: The Ramcharitmanas Goswami Tulsidas -Source: Indian Express

About Subhas Chandra Bose

Context: January 23 is the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, observed as Parakram Diwas. Relevance: GS III: History Dimensions of the Article: Subhas Chandra Bose’s early life Parents: Education: Earliest battle with British: Bose’s Disagreements with Gandhi About the ideological divide between the two leaders: The rift within the Congress A dramatic escape […]

About Thiruvalluvar

Focus: GS I- History, Facts for prelims Why in News? The Prime Minister of India paid tributes to the Tamil poet and philosopher Thiruvalluvar on Thiruvalluvar Day. About Thiruvalluvar:

161st Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda

Context: January 12 this year marks the 161st birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, observed as National Youth Day. Relevance: GS I: History Dimensions of the Article: About Swami Vivekananda Vedantic Humanism His teachings Divinity within ourselves Karma Yoga Bhakti Yoga Raja Yoga Faith in oneself Source: Indian Express

Paigah Tombs of Hyderabad

Context: The necropolis of noblemen dating from the Asaf Jahi era in Hyderabad, also known as the Paigah Tombs Complex, is set to be restored with funding from the US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation. Relevance: GS I: History Dimensions of the Article: Who were the Paigahs? Paigah Tombs Architecture -Source: The Hindu

192nd Birth Anniversary Savitribai Phule

Context On her 192nd birth anniversary, a look at the life of Savitribai Phule, India’s first woman teacher Relevance: GS I: History Dimensions of the Article: Who was Savitribai Phule? The loud opposition to Phules’ schools Phule’s role as a social reformer, beyond education Balhatya Pratibandhak Griha Satyashodhak Samaj: Balyata Pratibandak Gruha: Husband’s funeral procession […]

Satyendra Nath Bose

Context: Born on January 1, 1894, Bose collaborated with Einstein to develop what we now know as the Bose-Einstein statistics. We take a look at the Indian physicist’s illustrious legacy and stellar achievements. Relevance: GS I: History Dimensions of the Article: About Satyendra Nath Bose During World war I: Association with Einstein Invention of Boson […]

Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji

Focus: GS I- History Why in News? The Prime Minister has paid tributes to Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji on the sacred occasion of Parkash Purab of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji.  About Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji About Guru Gobind Singh Ji Contributions

How to Enhance Historical Thinking

Context Activists claim that history is being distorted for political purposes. Relevance: GS Paper-1: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues. Mains Question Is it possible to recreate the past exactly? Analyze critically. (150 words) Reforms needed in Text books Criticism of the circular What […]

Ratnagiri’s Pre-Historic Rock Art

Context: Experts and conservationists have raised concerns over the proposed location for a mega oil refinery in Barsu village of Maharashtra’s Ratnagiri district. They claim that the refinery might damage prehistoric geoglyphs found in the area. Relevance: GS I: History Dimensions of the Article: About the Barsu-Solgaon site: What are geoglyphs? Significance of Ratnagiri’s prehistoric […]