Role of Christian Missionaries in Andhra Pradesh

Role of Christian Missionaries in Andhra Pradesh It was in A.D. 52 that St. Thomas introduced Christianity in Kerala in South India. However, Christianity was limited to the South West Coast of India, i.e., within the boundaries of Kerala State only until the arrival of the Portuguese in India in 1498 and later by East … Read more

European Trade Establishments in Andhra Pradesh

European Trade Establishments in Andhra Pradesh The fall of Constantinople at the hands of Turks and the blockade of sea route to India encouraged European adventures to embark upon exploits on water in threading their way to Indian . The excitement, India continued to create among European merchants and nations further added strength to geographical … Read more

Local and regional movements as part of freedom struggle

Local and regional movements as part of freedom struggle Malabar Rebellion  The non – co – operation movement was in full swing during this period of time.It was particularly strong in Malabar, where the Moppilas were agitated over the Khilafat issue.The Gandhian movement had a tremendous impact in Kerala, with large numbers joining the satyagrapha … Read more

Role of Different parties in Freedom Struggle

Role of Different parties in Freedom Struggle Role of Indian National Congress in Freedom Struggle Founded in 1885, the Indian National Congress (INC) was at the forefront of the nationalist movement in India before 1947. After India’s independence in that year, the Congress emerged as the ruling party, and it maintained power uninterrupted for three … Read more

Tribe, Religion, Linguistic features

Populations-Tribe, Religion, Linguistic features Tribal population Tribal peoples constitute 8.6 percent of India’s total population, about 104 million people according to the 2011 census (68 million people according to the 1991 census). This is the largest population of the tribal people in the world. One concentration lives in a belt along the Himalayas stretching through … Read more

Construction Materials and clays

Construction Materials and clays Construction material is any material used for construction purpose such as materials for house building. Wood, cement, aggregates, metals, bricks, concrete, clay are the most common type of building material used in construction. The choice of these are based on their cost effectiveness for building projects. Many naturally occurring substances, such … Read more

Cloudiness

Cloudiness Cloud cover (also known as cloudiness, cloudage, or cloud amount) refers to the fraction of the sky obscured by clouds when observed from a particular location. Okta is the usual unit of measurement of the cloud cover. The cloud cover is correlated to the sunshine duration as the least cloudy locales are the sunniest … Read more

Growth of Vernacular Languages, Scripts, Literature, Fine Arts

Growth of Vernacular Languages, Scripts, Literature, Fine Arts Having discussed the origin and early development of Indian vernacular language, it is imperative to turn our attention towards production of bulk-loads of literature in each of these vernaculars by eminent literary stalwarts of successive generations. Emanating eventually in the form of poetry, each vernacular has exhibited … Read more

APPSC Group I Mains Revised PAPER — II: History, Culture And Geography Of India And Andhra Pradesh

Following are the detailed topicwise notes for APPSC Group I Mains Revised PAPER — II: History, Culture And Geography Of India And Andhra Pradesh A .History and Culture of India: Pre-Historic Cultures in India- Indus Valley Civilization– Vedic Culture– Mahajanapadas– Emergence of New Religions-Jainism, Buddhism– Rise of the Magadha and Age of the  Mauryas- Ashoka Dharma– … Read more