Hill States and their relations with the Mughals and the Sikhs

Hill States and their relations with the Mughals and the Sikhs Mughals Medieval History of Himachal Pradesh can be classified into four phases. They are Mahmud Ghaznavi invasion, Tuglaqs, invasion of Taimur-lung and Mughal reign. We shall discuss one by one as follows.   (i) Mahmud Ghaznavi: Mahmud Ghaznavi had invaded India seventeen times. After … Read more

Establishment of British Cantonments

 Establishment of British Cantonments Dagshai cantonment:   Dagshai is one of the oldest cantonment towns in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is situated on top of a 5689 feet (1734 mtr) high hillock that stands sphinx-like astride the Kalka-Shimla Highway at a point about 11 km from Solan. It was founded in … Read more

Gorkha invasion- its nature and consequences, Treaty of Segauli

The majority of Gorkhas who are living in Himachal Pradesh were till recently a part of Punjab. One of the oldest associations of gorkhas in Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh is the Himachal Punjab Gorkha Association, which was established on October 29, 1916. Its first president was Madho Singh Rana (Magan Pathik, Hamro Sanstha Pachattari Barsa, … Read more

Politics of sub-regionalism and pressure groups in the State

Politics of sub-regionalism and pressure groups in the Himachal Pradesh:- A sub-region refers to a small area within a region. Due to various factors, the people of a sub-region feel that they possess a distinct identity. A movement for the separation of that sub-region from a state or for the redressal of grievances in the … Read more

Development of political parties, major Political parties and their support base and performance in the Assembly and Parliamentary elections in Himachal Pradesh

Development of political parties, major Political parties and their support base and performance in the Assembly and Parliamentary elections in Himachal Pradesh:- POLITICAL PARTIES IN HIMACHAL PRADESH:- The key political players in Himachal Pradesh state in north-east India are the ruling Indian National Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party. There are only 4 Lok Sabha (lower … Read more

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