The status of women in India had been declining from ancient to medieval times - before promotion of equal rights by various reformers. But even today, women face inequality and subjugation. It is in this regard National Policy on Women 2016 gains significance. National Policy for Women 2016 In … [Read more...] about National Policy for Women – Will it Change the Status of Women in India?
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The caste system is one of the unique features in Indian Society. Its root can be traced back to thousands of years. Jana → Jati → Caste The word caste derives from the Spanish and Portuguese “casta”, means "race, lineage, or breed". Portuguese employed casta in the modern sense when they applied … [Read more...] about Caste System in India – Origin, Features, and Problems
The social boycott is the act of persistently avoiding a person by other members of the society. It is society's collective refusal to engage a person in the normal social and commercial relations. Its goal is to make that individual so uncomfortable that he decides to voluntarily leave the … [Read more...] about Social Boycott Prevention Act – Challenges Ahead
Can you distinguish the different types of clouds you see in the sky? When we prepare notes of ClearIAS - we always keep one important thing in mind. Our study materials should help our readers learn faster! (See Major Ocean Currents: How to learn faster?) Now, after a break, we have come up … [Read more...] about Clouds – How to Distinguish the Different Types of Clouds?
In the previous articles in the Geography section, we have discussed in detail about the composition and structure of the earth’s atmosphere, how and from where the earth receives its energy, how the earth maintains its temperature, methods through which the heat energy gets transferred in the … [Read more...] about Distribution of Temperature in the Earth’s Atmosphere
India is known for its rich cultural legacy. Performing arts like classical dances are integral parts of Indian culture. This is a mega-post which cover the details of all classical dances in India. Origin of classical dances Most of the classical dance forms originated in temples. Worshipping was … [Read more...] about Classical Dances of India: Everything you need to know about
Know everything you need to know about the Israel-Palestine Conflict - History, Wars, and Solution. We have been receiving many requests from our readers to create an easy-to-understand article covering all the issues related to Israel-Palestine. Though it's not easy to cover every dimension … [Read more...] about Israel-Palestine Conflict: History, Wars, and Solution
During the first half of the eighteenth century, the boundaries of the Mughal Empire were reshaped by the emergence of a number of independent kingdoms. In this post, we will read about the emergence of new political groups in the subcontinent during the first half of the eighteenth century – … [Read more...] about Medieval India: 18th Century Political Formations (NCERT)
The frontiers separating regions have evolved over time are still changing. What we understand as regional cultures today are often the product of complex processes of intermixing of local traditions with ideas from other parts of the subcontinent. In this post, let us quickly go through some of the … [Read more...] about Medieval India: Regional Cultures (NCERT)
We have already posted about the major kingdoms and tribals societies in Medieval India. In this post let's see in detail the devotional paths followed by people during the medieval period - Bhakitsm, Sufism, and Sikhism. Brahminism vs Buddhism/Jainism vs Devotional Paths (Bhakitsm, Sufism, and … [Read more...] about Medieval India: Bhaktism, Sufism and Sikhism (NCERT)