IAS Mains General Studies Sample Answers
Important Topics (Set-8)
(a) Kiang Nongbah: Kiang Nongbah was the leader and
the guiding spirit of the Jaintiya Rebellion of 1862. He was also known as U
Kiang Nongbah, cause rebellion was imposition of income tax in addition to house
tax. Apprehension of tax on betel and betel-nut created turmoil and fierce
rebellion broke, led by Kiang Nongbah. He was betrayed, captured and hanged by
Britishers publicly on 30th December, 1862.
(b) Maski: Maski is an archaeological site in
Karnataka. A minor rock edict of Emperor Ashoka was found here in 1919. This
discovery clearly established the fact that "Ashoka" and "Devanaampriyadassi"
were the name of the same king.
(c) Govind Guru: Under the leadership of Govind Guru,
Bhil tribals, Dalits and others had raised the baner of freedam, at Mangarh
hills in 1908. He was the founder of Samp Sabha, an organization dedicated to
Fighting British rule, as well as the feudal Indian princes of Banswara and
(d) Brahmadeya: Brahmadeya was a land grant dedicated
to Brahmans and started by the Pallava rulers. In this the village settlements
were meant specially for Brahman's upkeep so that they can perform their usual
works. These grants were exempted from royal taxes and levies.
(e) 'Egmore faction': 'Egmore faction'. Was a
mixed group of Brahmins and non Brahmin professionals including T.M. Nair. This
group came into existence as an opposition to Brahmin dominated Mylapore clique
of justice party of moderates.
(f) Haileybury college.: Haileybury college in
Hertford, UK was imparting education and training to English youths for the East
India company's civil services from 1805. It educated the cadets of East India
Company by selecting men for the Indian Civil Service by competitive examination