History: Important Dates (NOTES)

The following PDF contains a list of important dates in Indian History and World History. Please go through them. I cannot ensure that dates other than the ones mentioned in the list will not be asked. However, the list contains those dates which are most likely to be asked in the exam.

The highlighted dates are probably not in syllabus. However, I was not so sure hence, I have included them as well.


Here’s a link to the PDF file for the aforementioned notes:

NOTES – History: Important Dates

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UPDATE (as on 10.01.17): 

As rightly pointed out by a reader, NK, there is a discrepancy in the above notes. Instead of

1883 – Indian National Congress was founded,”

it should read

1883– Indian National Conference was held.”

Please take note of the same. Thank you.


Do check out the notes! 🙂

NCERT History — How the Rowlatt Act set in motion India’s freedom struggle

A very informative post on the Rowlatt Act… Do check this out!

Impact Writing

NCERT History lesson – Chapter ‘The Making of the National Movement’ — Rowlatt Act ..

Rowlatt Act – During the First World War, citing the need for maintaining domestic peace, the colonial government had passed certain legislations under the name of Defence of India Regulation Act. Later, its tenure was indefinitely extended by the Rowlatt Committee, headed by its chairman Sir Sydney Rowlatt. The legislations known as the Rowlatt Act were passed by the Imperial Legislative Council.

Even a cursory reading of the provisions of the Rowlatt Act shows how unfair, oppressive and draconian the Act was. Under this Act, a person accused of inciting terrorist activities against the British colonial government

a. had to face an in-camera hearing

b. no material offending the government could be printed by any press including those of reputed newspapers

c. arrests could be made without warrant

d. detention of the accused could be…

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