Thursday, October 29, 2015

29 October - Day in History of India and Importance

1920 - Jamia Millia Islamia was founded by Dr. Jakir Husain at Aligarh

2014 - Golden Jubilee Celebrations of National Institution of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), National Conference on Industrial Engineering and Technology Management was held during 29 to 31 October. Dr. K.V.S.S. Narayana Rao, Professor acted as the conference chairman.

1934- Manik Rao Hodlya Gavit - 2009 Lok Sabha Member

Sunday, October 25, 2015

25 October - Day in History of India and Importance

1296 - Samadhee of Sant Gyaneshwar

1951 - First General Election began

1964 - Vijayant - First indigenous tank was made at Awadi factory.

1971 - National Science and Technology Committee was established.

2012 - The Union Cabinet approved the National Policy on Electronics 2012.
The objective of the policy is to make the domestic electronic hardware manufacturing segment a $400 billion industry by 2020.  Under the policy, the government will take steps to create an ecosystem for a globally competitive Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) system. The sector will require an investment of $100 billion. It will generate employment of 28 million persons.

1920 - Shri Rishang Keishing - 2012 Rajya Sabha Member

Updated 9 July 2017

Sunday, October 18, 2015

18 October - Day in History of India and Importance

1901 Mahatma Gandhi sails from South Africa to India.

1995 - President's Rule imposed in UP.


1925 Narayandatt Tiwari

Saturday, October 17, 2015

19 October - Day in History of India and Importance

1689 - Raigarh fort surrendered to the Mughals

1970 - First Indian made MIG 21 delivered to IAF.

1997 - BSP withdraws support to Kalyan Singh government

2014 - Counting of Votes for Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly Elections. Exit polls predict win for BJP.  (In the election results, BJP became the largest party in the assembly and formed the government with Devendra Fadanvis as Chief Minister. Later Shiv Sena also joined Government as alliance partner)


1920 P.C. Sethi
1921 - Pandurang Shastri Athvale
1925 - B. Shankaranand
1929 - Balbir Singh (Hockey)
1954 - Nehru - Mao meet in Peking

Pratiyogita Darpan Indian History Book

17 October - Day in History of India and Importance

1919 - Khilafat movement was launched.

Communist Party of Party India was formed at Tashkent.

Rani Gaidinliu was captured by British.
She was a fighter for Naga raj. She was released after independence only.

1940 - Mahatma Gandhi called for individual satyagraha and Vinoba Bhave became the first satyagrahi.

1979 Mother Teresa awarded the Nobel prize

1997 - Paperless trading was introduced by SEBI


1970 Anil Kumble

Thursday, October 15, 2015

15 October - Day in History of India and Importance


         - Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

1952 - Abdul Mannan Hossain 2009 Lok Sabha Member

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

14 October - Day in History of India and Importance

1956 - Dr. Babasaheb has declared officially on Sept 23rd, 1956 to all Janata that he is going to take Buddhism on Sunday 14th Oct 1956 and took Deeksha on that day.

1998 - Prof Amartya Sen was awarded the Nobel Prize

1999 - Sheikh Shamim, an Indian citizen was hanged in Pakistan for espionage.

2012 - G. Akash of Chennai became youngest ever national chess champion at the age of 16 years and 14 days. He surpassed Viswanthan Anand's record.


1884 - Lala Hardayal
1909 - Dr. Suri Bhagavantam
        - Gautam Gambhir

The Construction of History and Nationalism in India: Textbooks, Controversies and Politics

Sylvie Guichard
Routledge, Jun 25, 2010 - 256 pages

Most studies on nations and nationalism argue that history, or more precisely a 'common past', is crucial for the process of national identity building. However, the existence of one or more concurrent narratives for the construction of this identity is often not accounted for, and there are cases where the ‘common past’ or a ‘collective memory’ is no longer shared.

This book centres on the construction, elaboration and negotiation of the narratives that have become official history in India. These narratives influence politics and the representation of the nation. Depending on the chosen definition of the nation, over 160 million Muslim Indians are either included or excluded from the nation, and considered as ‘foreigners from inside’. The author shows that beyond the antagonism of two representations of history, two conceptions of the Indian nation – secular and Hindu nationalist – confronted each other during the history textbook controversy between 1998 and 2004. The diverging elements of the two discourses are underlined, and surprising similarities are uncovered. Yet, in contemporary India this convergence remains overshadowed in political debates as the definition of the political has been shaped by the opposition between these two visions of the nation. This book analyzes and questions the conception of the school textbook as a tool of national construction and more generally highlights the complexity of the link between historiography, nation-state and nation-building.

Updated  9 July 2014

Sunday, October 11, 2015

11 October - Day in History of India and Importance

1737 A violent earthquake and cyclone hit Calcutta? (not yet formed or a small place)

1962 - Chinese and Indian troops clash on border killing 50 people.

1988 - Janata Dal launched. V.P. Singh elected President

1991 - BJP Govt. in UP acquired disputed Ayodhya Land

1999 - Atal Behari Vajpayee appointed Prime Minister


Jaya Prakash Narayan, Lok Nayak

1916 - Nanaji Deshmukh - RSS Pracharak,
1923 - Harish Chandra (Mathematician)

1941 - Amitabh Bachchan

Thursday, October 1, 2015

1 October - Day in History of India and Importance

2014 -PM Narendra Modi returned from USA tour

                         pic source:
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi arrives at Palam Airport, after his US visit, in New Delhi on October 01, 2014.
CNR :60260 Photo ID :57523

1992 - Broadcasting Zee TV started

1982 - Foundation Day of Thane Municipal Corporation

1953 - Andhra State was created

1932 - Indian Military Academy became functional


1847 - Annie Besant
1854 - Postal stamps introduced in India
1903 - S.D. Burman
1904 - A.K. Gopalan
1919 - Majrooh Sultanpuri
1928 - Shivaji Ganesan
1951 - GMC Balayogi  (Wikipedia mentions his birthyear as 1940 but one more source mentioned it as 1951. He is my classmate and I would accept 1951 as right).