Modern Indian History

Lucknow Pact, 1916

The change in the leadership of both the Congress and Muslim League brought the two Parties closer. Ever since Annie Besant joined (1915) and Tilak rejoined (1916), the Congress party became more active. Muslim League also had a facelift. It was no longer controlled by the Zamindars or ‘feudal lords’ but came under the control …

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What was the essential principles of Subsidiary Alliance system?

Subsidiary Alliance was one of the many policies adopted by the English East India Company to increase its control over Indian states. The policy was evolved in the second half of the eighteenth century but it developed fully during the Governor-Generalship of Lord Wellesley (1798-1805) who made almost one hundred treaties. The pioneer of Subsidiary …

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