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19 June in History: Chandannagar voted in favour of a merger with India

What happened? The people of the French colony of Chandannagar, formerly called Chandernagore, voted in favour of merging with the Indian Union in a plebiscite conducted by the French government. Background Currently, Chandannagar is a city situated about 35 km north of Kolkata in the Indian State of West Bengal. At the time of Indian… Continue reading 19 June in History: Chandannagar voted in favour of a merger with India

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18 June in History: Death of the Rani of Jhansi

The Rani of Jhansi, Rani Laxmibai, died on 18th June 1858 while fighting the British at Gwalior. She was a pivotal figure of the 1857 Indian Revolt. After her martyrdom, she continued to be an inspiring figure in the Indian freedom movement. Today, she is a symbol of national pride and woman power. Rani of Jhansi… Continue reading 18 June in History: Death of the Rani of Jhansi

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17 June in History: Death of Lord William Bentinck

The first Governor-General of India, Lord William Bentinck died on 17 June 1839 in Paris. He is most remembered for his abolition of Sati. Lord William Bentinck William Bentinck was born on 14 September 1774 at Buckinghamshire, England to William Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland and Lady Dorothy. His father was a Prime Minister of… Continue reading 17 June in History: Death of Lord William Bentinck

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15 June in History: The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation was formed

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is a Eurasian economic, political and security organisation originally formed by the leaders of the six countries of China, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. India became a full member in 2017. Shanghai Cooperation Organisation The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is an important inter-governmental organisation which is becoming increasingly vital… Continue reading 15 June in History: The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation was formed

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14 June in History: Revolutionary Jatin Das was arrested

Revolutionary freedom fighter Jatindra Nath Das, also known as Jatin Das, was arrested by the British on 14 June 1929 in connection with the Lahore Conspiracy Case. He passed away in prison after a 63-day hunger strike. Jatindra Nath Das Jatin Das was born on 27 October 1904 in Calcutta. He joined the revolutionary organisation… Continue reading 14 June in History: Revolutionary Jatin Das was arrested

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29 May in History: Death of Charan Singh, former Prime Minister

Chaudhary Charan Singh, former Prime Minister of India, died on 29th May 1987 aged 84. Charan Singh Biography Charan Singh was born at District Meerut in Uttar Pradesh on 23 December 1902. He was a descendant of Raja Nahar Singh of Ballabhgarh (Haryana) who had taken part in the Indian Revolt of 1857. His family was… Continue reading 29 May in History: Death of Charan Singh, former Prime Minister

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27 May in History: Death of Jawaharlal Nehru

India’s first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru died on 27 May 1964. Biography Jawaharlal Nehru was born on 14th November 1889 to affluent barrister Motilal Nehru and his wife Swaruprani Thussu at Allahabad, United Provinces. He had a privileged childhood thanks to his father’s successful career in the legal profession. He went to England to study… Continue reading 27 May in History: Death of Jawaharlal Nehru

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25 May in History: Birth of Rash Behari Bose

Rash Behari Bose, revolutionary freedom fighter and the founder of the Indian Independence League, was born on 25 May 1886. Rash Behari Bose Biography Bose was born to Binod Behari Bose and Bhubaneswari Devi at a village called Subaldaha, which is in modern-day Bardhaman District, West Bengal. After his schooling in his native village, he… Continue reading 25 May in History: Birth of Rash Behari Bose

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23 May in History: The British Cabinet agreed to the partition of India

The British Cabinet agreed to Lord Mountbatten’s plan of partitioning India into India and Pakistan on communal lines on 23 May 1947. Partition of India Background Muhammad Ali Jinnah gave a strong argument for the Two-Nation Theory in the 1940 Lahore session of the Muslim League. Since then, the Muslim League was pressing for the… Continue reading 23 May in History: The British Cabinet agreed to the partition of India

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22 May in History: Birth of Raja Ram Mohan Roy

One of the greatest social and religious reformers of India, Raja Ram Mohan Roy was born on 22 May 1772. He was instrumental in having the administration ban the practice of Sati. Raja Ram Mohan Roy Contribution Ram Mohan Roy was born in Radhanagar in the Hooghly District of Bengal Presidency to Ramkanta and Tarinidevi. Roy… Continue reading 22 May in History: Birth of Raja Ram Mohan Roy