Italian Unification – fast forward excercise

The growing European powers in lieu of having a control over Mediterranean sea had conquered various Italian states because of its strategic location, and basically there was no state or an entity called Italy. But enters the great ruler of the times, Napoleon, goes on an Italian expedition. Conquers all the small states. Unites Italy on … Continue reading Italian Unification – fast forward excercise

A write up on Indian Renaissance as a whole

The economic and political developments in India in the first half of the nineteenth century became more and more incompatible with the outmoded religious beliefs, obsolete customs and ossified social relations. But, deep-rooted religious beliefs and social customs did not readily give way to rationalism, scientific thought and the modern way of life. Under such … Continue reading A write up on Indian Renaissance as a whole

Profiles of Personalities: Raja Ram Mohan Roy (1772-1833)

He was an influential socio-religious reformer whose works influenced the contemporary politics, administration, education and religion of India during pre-independence. Ram Mohan early in his life went to Patna to study Persian and Arabic in a Madrasa at the behest of his father. Persian and Arabic were in high demand at that time as it … Continue reading Profiles of Personalities: Raja Ram Mohan Roy (1772-1833)