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Lala Lajpat Rai – UPSC Prelims

Lala Lajpat Rai: Birth: He was born on 28th January, 1865 in a small village named Dhudike in Punjab’s Ferozepur district. Lala Lajpat Rai was one of the greatest freedom fighters of India. He was also called ‘Punjab Kesari’ and ‘Lion of Punjab’. He studied law at the Government College, Lahore. Was influenced by Swami Dayananda Saraswati and joined the Arya Samaj in …

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Marudhu Pandiyars – UPSC Prelims

Marudhu Pandiyars: The Marudhu Pandiyars were Diarchal Kings of Sivagangai, Tamil Nadu, during the end of the 18th century. They were known for fighting against the East India Company. The two brothers – Chinna Marudu and Periya Marudu – were hanged at Tirupattur after they were defeated by the British.

Gujarat Tribal Massacre 1922 – UPSC Prelims

Gujarat Tribal Massacre 1922: In 1922 in Pal and Dadhvaav villages of North Gujarat’s Sabarkantha district, the Britishers massacred about 1,200 tribals who had assembled under the leadership of Motilal Tejawat, to protest against the land revenue system imposed by the British and the feudal lords. Soldiers from Mewad Bhil Corps under direction from its officer, Major H.G. Saturn, indulged …

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Merger of Manipur with India – UPSC Prelims

Merger of Manipur with India: Before 15th August 1947, peaceful negotiations had brought almost all states whose territories were contiguous to the new boundaries of India, into the Indian Union. The rulers of most of the states signed a document called the ‘Instrument of Accession’ which meant that their state agreed to become a part of …

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Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose – UPSC Prelims

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: Subhas Chandra Bose was born on January 23, 1897, in Cuttack, Orissa. He was affectionately called Netaji. In England, he appeared for the Indian Civil Service competitive examination in 1920 and came out fourth in the order of merit. However, Bose was deeply disturbed by the Jallianwala Bagh massacre and left his Civil …

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