1 July 2018

Online IAS Preparation - Civil Services Examination

The Civil Services examination consists of three stages.
They are:
  1. Preliminary Examination - Written
  2. Main Examination - Written
  3. Interview
  1. Preliminary Examination - Written

2 January 2017

Medieval Indian History - North India - Pala Dynasty

The period of early medieval India starts after the collapse of Harshavardhana's empire. During that period there were many small clans and states in North India. They all were called Rajputs. They ruled for 500 years from 7th century.

Rajputs comprises of Chauhans, Pratiharas, Rashtrakutas, Pawars, Solankis, Chandelas and others. During the time of Rajputs, there was another powerful dynasty called Pala dynasty.

Pala Empire

PALA was the name added to the names of the kings as suffix. They came into emergence from the middle of the 8th century and ruled for many years. They came into power in Bengal and Bihar and ruled from 760 - 1142 AD.

18 December 2016

Indian Polity - India as a Federal form of government

India satisfies the features as a Federal system of government. But it is not a complete federation. India also has other qualities that deviates from the federal form. Of these some are unitary and some are unique.

America and Canada are two federal governments. Though they are federal, they have two different types of federation. India follows the Canadian model of federation.

12 December 2016

Indian Polity - Federal System of Government

Government of India has the features of the Federal system of Government.

What is a Federation?


Federation is a word derived from Latin 'foedus' which means treaty or agreement. By this, the meaning is to be derived as, a federation is a new political system that was formed through a treaty or agreement between different units. Different countries call these units by different names. For example, in US they are called States, in Switzerland they are called Cantons. They are called Provinces in Canada, Republics in Russia.