Tag: Dr. C. D. Sreenivasa Murthy

India becomes a Republic: Somnath Temple in Gujarat, The First General Elections, Bharat Ratna to Nehru
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India becomes a Republic: Somnath Temple in Gujarat, The First General Elections, Bharat Ratna to Nehru

January 25, 2020

By Dr. C.D. Sreenivasa Murthy [Continued from yesterday] The famous Somnath temple was in Junagadh State (or Junagarh, a Princely State in Gujarat) before Independence and was known for its splendour and wealth. It was first plundered and destroyed by Gazni Mahamood in 1025 and subsequently by many more foreign invaders. After India’s Independence and…

India becomes a Republic
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India becomes a Republic

January 24, 2020

The First President, The First Prime Minister and The Initial Years… By Dr. C.D. Sreenivasa Murthy India gained Independence on 15th August 1947 but technically it was not yet a fully free nation. The newly-independent country had a dominion status and  King George VI of Britain was its nominal head. The process of giving it…

“We The People”: The making of Indian Constitution and the forgotten Kannadiga who helped build India’s Democracy
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“We The People”: The making of Indian Constitution and the forgotten Kannadiga who helped build India’s Democracy

November 26, 2019

By Dr. C. D. Sreenivasa Murthy The British Government took over the administration of India from the East India Company immediately after the First War of Independence (Sepoy Mutiny) in 1857. They had a very low opinion about Indians and their capacity to rule themselves. In 1927, the then Secretary of State for India, Lord…

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