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Land Revenue Policies

June 14, 2021

After the diwani of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa was granted to the East India Company in 1765, the maximization of revenue from the colony became the primary objective of the British administration.

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Linguistic Composition

June 14, 2021

India has also great deal of linguistic diversity like physical environment. The languages spoken and their dialects number is in hundreds. In 1961 census, 1652 languages were listed as mother tongues in India.

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First Phase of British Colonialism

June 13, 2021

The ‘First Phase’ is generally dated from 1757, when the British East India Company acquired the rights to collect revenue from its territories in the eastern and southern parts of the subcontinent, to 1813, when the Company’s monopoly over trade with India came to an end.

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Age Composition

June 13, 2021

Age-sex pyramid refers to the composition of population in terms of the age and sex of people. It gives an indication regarding the growth rate of population and the nature of population in terms of working and non-working sections.

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Bristish Judicial System in India

June 12, 2021

By the mid-eighteenth century, the British had a political presence in the three presidency towns of Madras, Bombay, and Calcutta which also saw the emergence of British judicial system in India.

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Sex Ratio

June 12, 2021

Sex Ratio refers to the number of females per thousand males of an area. According to the Census of India 2001, there are only 933 females per thousand males. So, sex composition in India is unfavourable.

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Growth of Colonial Administrative Apparatus

June 11, 2021

The need for constitutional change arose after the East India Company became the political power in 1757. The British Government was no longer willing to allow the Company’s affairs to continue unsupervised. Pressure from merchants and manufacturers to end the monopoly of the Company mounted.

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Rural Urban Composition

June 11, 2021

Population is divided into two parts - rural and urban on the basis of the size and occupation of settlements. The rural population consists of small sized settlements scattered over the countryside.

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Consequencies of Migration

June 10, 2021

Consequences of migration are as diverse as the causes. The consequences are felt in both the regions i.e. the areas of origin of the migrants and the areas of destination. The consequences of migration can be grouped as economic, social and demographic.

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Ideology of Expansion: Tools and Methods

June 10, 2021

Shifting its role from a trading corporation, the English East India Company gradually became supreme political power in India. There were other regional kingdoms which were conquered by the British.

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Dual System of Administration of Bengal

June 09, 2021

The early mechanism of the establishment of Company rule in Bengal followed the administrative system under the Mughals. The Mughal provincial administration had two main heads - nizamat and diwani.

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Causes of Migration

June 09, 2021

Migration is a result of an inter-play of a large number of factors. Generally factors affecting migration can be grouped in to two categories of Push and Pull factors.

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Migration Trends in India

June 08, 2021

Out of 1.02 billion people in the country, 307 million (30%) were reported as migrants by place of birth. Migrants by place of birth are those who are enumerated at a village or town at the time of census other than their place of birth.

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British Occupation of Bengal: Plassey to Buxar (1757-1765)

June 08, 2021

The first major conflict of the British against an Indian power was in Bengal. The history of Bengal from 1757 to 1765 is the history of gradual transfer of the power from the nawabs to the British.

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Anglo-French Struggle in South India

June 07, 2021

By the beginning of the eighteenth century only two European trading companies of the British and the French were left in India competing for the Indian resources.

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Migration

June 07, 2021

The growth of population depends upon the birth rate, death rate and migration. Movement of people from one area to the another area is called migration. Migration can be of a number of types.

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European Eastern Trade with Asia

June 06, 2021

Even after securing the control over the trade routes during sixteenth-seventeenth centuries, the Europeans did not solve the basic pattern which had long dominated trade between India and the West.

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State Level Pattern of Population Growth

June 06, 2021

The actual growth rate of population is not uniform in all parts of the country. The rate is higher in some parts than in others. The average decadal growth in the country was 21.39% during 1991-2001.

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Establishment of British Rule in India

June 05, 2021

Before the beginning of the formal rule of the Britishers in India, there was a background of Indo-European economic relationship. The British East India Company sometimes referred to as "John Company", was a Joint-Stock Company established in 1600, as The Company of Merchants of London Trading into the East Indies.

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Growth of Population

June 05, 2021

The growth of population in a region depends upon fertility, mortality and migration.

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Culture in Eighteenth Century India

June 04, 2021

The eighteenth century witnessed a general decline in material life, the cultural life of the period also has often been denigrated. However, there appears to be little justification for such a portrayal of the 18th century.

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Population Density at District Level

June 04, 2021

A minute observation shows that in each state there are variations in distribution of population and more than one category of population density is found. The geographical or spatial distribution becomes more clear by making an analysis of district level pattern.

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Social Life in Eighteenth Century India

June 03, 2021

The social life in eighteenth century India was continuation of the past legacy. Despite some universal features of socio-cultural unity through out India over the centuries, there was no uniformity in the social patterns.

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Population Density at State Level

June 03, 2021

Population data can be plotted and described or interpreted in a couple of ways depending upon its purpose. For finding out a broad distribution pattern, population is collected and plotted on the basis of large units like states or their major parts.

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