HOME TheInfoList.com
Providing Lists of Related Topics to Help You Find Great Stuff
[::MainTopicLength::#1500] [::ListTopicLength::#1500] [::ListLength::#15] [::ListAdRepeat::#3]

Gauri Ayyub
GAURI AYYUB (1931 – 1998) was a social worker, activist, writer and teacher based in Kolkata
Kolkata
(Calcutta) for most of her life. Married to the philosopher and literary critic, Abu Sayeed Ayyub (1906–1982), Gauri was a writer in her own right, and is known for her short stories, translations, and numerous articles on social issues. She is recognised for her role in the propagation of communal harmony in Bengal, active assistance to the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971 and vocal opposition to the curbing of human rights during the declaration of emergency in India in 1974 . She assisted writer and social worker Maitreyi Devi in founding _Khelaghar_, initially as a shelter for Bangladeshi children orphaned during the war of 1971. After Maitreyi Devi died in 1990, Ayyub took charge of Khelaghar and it still runs as an orphanage that follows the educational principles of Rabindranath Tagore , emphasising holistic development of children in a natural surrounding. Gauri Ayyub studied philosophy at Visva-Bharati University , Santiniketan and education at the University of Calcutta . During 1963–91, she was a professor and later the head of the department of education at the Shri Shikshayatan College , an affiliated college of the University of Calcutta. Though stricken with rheumatoid arthritis early in her life, she carried on her numerou ... More ...
"Gauri Ayyub" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Kolkata
Nickname(s): City of Joy City of Palaces Cultural Capital of India
India
Kolkata Show map of West Bengal Kolkata Show map of India
India
Location of Kolkata in West Bengal Coordinates: 22°34′N 88°22′E / 22.567°N 88.367°E / 22.567; 88.367 Coordinates : 22°34′N 88°22′E / 22.567°N 88.367°E / 22.567; 88.367 COUNTRY India
India
STATE West Bengal DIVISION Presidency DISTRICT Kolkata GOVERNMENT • TYPE Mayor–Council • BODY KMC • MAYOR Sovan Chatterjee • SHERIFF Ranjit Mallick • POLICE COMMISSIONER Rajeev Kumar AREA • MEGACITY 185.00 km2 (71.43 sq mi) • METRO 1,886.67 km2 (728.45 sq mi) ELEVATION 9 m (30 ft) POPULATION (2011) • MEGACITY 4,496,694 • RANK 7th • DENSITY 24,000/km2 (63,000/sq mi) • METRO 14,112,536 14,617,882 (Extended UA) • METRO RANK 3rd DEMONYM(S) Kolkatan TIME ZONE IST ( UTC+05:30 ) ZIP CODE(S) 700 001 to 700 162 AREA CODE(S) +91-33 VEHICLE REGISTRATION WB 01 to WB 10, WB 19 to WB 22 UN/LOCODE IN CCU METRO GDP $60 to $150 billion (PPP) OFFICIAL LANGUAGES Bengali WEBSITE www.kmcgov.in * ^ The Kolkata metropolitan ... More ...
"Kolkata" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Bangladesh Liberation War
Bangladeshi and India
India
n victory * Collapse of the Pakistan
Pakistan
Eastern Command * Establishment of the sovereignty of Bangladesh Territorial changes Independence of East Pakistan from Pakistan
Pakistan
as Bangladesh BELLIGERENTS Bangladesh * Bangladesh Forces India
India
(3-16 December 1971) * India
India
n Armed Forces Pakistan
Pakistan
* Pakistan
Pakistan
Armed Forces _Paramilitary forces:_ * Jamaat-e-Islami * East Pakistan Central Peace Committee * Razakars * Al-Badr * Al-Shams COMMANDERS AND LEADERS Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Tajuddin Ahmad Muhammad Ataul Gani Osmani Kazi Mohammad Shafiullah Ziaur Rahman Khaled Mosharraf Sam Manekshaw Jagjit Singh Aurora Jacob Farj Rafael Jacob Yahya Khan Nurul Amin Abdul Motaleb Malik Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi Rao Farman Ali Mohd Jamshed Tikka Khan Mohammad Shariff Leslie Mungavin Patrick Desmond Callaghan Ghulam Azam ( East Pakistan Central Peace Committee ) Motiur Rahman Nizami (Al-Badr ... More ...
"Bangladesh Liberation War" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

The Emergency (India)
In India
India
, "THE EMERGENCY" refers to a 21-month period from 1975 to 1977 when Prime Minister Indira Gandhi unilaterally had a state of emergency declared across the country. Officially issued by President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed under Article 352(1) of the Constitution because of the prevailing "internal disturbance", the Emergency was in effect from 25 June 1975 until its withdrawal on 21 March 1977. The order bestowed upon the Prime Minister the authority to rule by decree , allowing elections to be suspended and civil liberties to be curbed. For much of the Emergency, most of Gandhi's political opponents were imprisoned and the press was censored. Several other human rights violations were reported from the time, including a forced mass-sterilisation campaign spearheaded by Sanjay Gandhi , the Prime Minister's son. The Emergency is one of the most controversial periods of independent India
India
\'s history . CONTENTS* 1 Prelude * 1.1 Rise of Indira Gandhi * 1.2 Increasing government control of the judiciary * 1.3 Political unrest * 1.4 _ Raj Narain_ verdict * 2 Proclamation of the Emergency * 3 Administration * 3.1 Arrests * 3.2 Laws, human rights and elections * 3.3 Forced sterilization * 3.4 Criticism against the Government * 4 Resistance movements * 4.1 The role of RSS * 4.2 Sikh opposition * 5 Elections of 1977 * 6 The tribunal ... More ...
"The Emergency (India)" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Maitreyi Devi
MAITREYI DEVI (or MAITREYī DEVī) (September 1, 1914 – January 29, 1989) was a Bengali -born India
India
n poet and novelist. CONTENTS * 1 Life * 2 Education * 3 Awards * 4 See also * 5 References LIFE _ THIS SECTION NEEDS EXPANSION. You can help by adding to it . (April 2015)_Devi was born in 1914, she was the daughter of philosopher Surendranath Dasgupta and protegée of poet Rabindranath Tagore . She was married to quinologist dr. M.M. Sen. She was the founder of the Council for the Promotion of Communal Harmony in 1964, and vice-president of the All- India
India
Women’s Coordinating Council. Her first book of verse appeared when she was sixteen, with a preface by Rabindranath Tagore . She wrote _Rabindranath--the man behind his poetry_. She was the basis for the main character in Romania
Romania
n writer Mircea Eliade 's 1933 novel _ Bengal Nights _. In her _ Na Hanyate _ (English title, _It Does Not Die: A Romance_) novel, written as a response to _ Bengal Nights_, Maitreyi Devi describes the romance and the cultural tensions resulted from it. Given the cultural constraints, she denies claims of a sexual affair between her and Eliade during the latter's sojourn in British India
India
. In 1938 and 1939 she invited Rabindranath Tagore to stay in her and ... More ...
"Maitreyi Devi" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Rabindranath Tagore
Painter * Musician LANGUAGE Bengali , English ETHNICITY Bengali LITERARY MOVEMENT Contextual Modernism NOTABLE WORKS _ Gitanjali _, _Gora _, _Ghare-Baire _, _ Jana Gana Mana _, _Rabindra Sangeet _, _ Amar Shonar Bangla _ (other works ) NOTABLE AWARDS Nobel Prize in Literature 1913 SPOUSE Mrinalini Devi (m. 1883–1902) CHILDREN 5 (two of whom died in childhood) RELATIVES Tagore family ------------------------- SIGNATURE Santiniketan Shilaidaha Jorasanko, Kolkata
Kolkata
Locations of places associated with Rabindranath Tagore RABINDRANATH TAGORE FRAS (_ i /rəˈbindrəˈnɑːt ˈtɑːɡɔːr/ ; Bengali: ), also written RAVīNDRANāTHA THāKURA (7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941), sobriquet GURUDEV, was a Bengali polymath who reshaped Bengali literature and music , as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Author of Gitanjali _ and its "profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse", he became the first non- Europe
Europe
an to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. Sometimes referred to as "the Bard of Bengal", Tagore's poetic songs were viewed as spiritual and mercurial; however, his "elegant prose and magical poetry" remain largely u ... More ...
"Rabindranath Tagore" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Visva-Bharati University
VISVA-BHARATI UNIVERSITY (Bengali : বিশ্বভারতী বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়) is a public central government funded university located in Santiniketan , West Bengal . It was founded by Rabindranath Tagore who called it _Visva Bharati_, which means the communion of the world with India
India
. In its initial years Tagore expressed his dissatisfaction with the word 'university', since university translates to _Vishva-Vidyalaya_, which is smaller in scope than _Visva Bharati_. Until independence it was a college. Soon after independence, in 1951, the institution was given the status of a university and was renamed Visva Bharati University. The English daily, _The Nation _, notes, "Using the money he received with his Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913, the school was expanded and renamed Visva-Bharati University. It grew to become one of India
India
's most renowned places of higher learning, with a list of alumni that includes Nobel-winning economist Amartya Sen , globally renowned filmmaker Satyajit Ray and the country's leading art historian, R. Siva Kumar , to name just a few." CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Administration * 3 Academics * 3.1 Institutes and museums * 3.1.1 Associated institutes * 3.1.2 Schools * 4 Library * 5 Guest houses * 6 Campus life * 7 Notable alumni * 7.1 University * 7.2 Sc ... More ...
"Visva-Bharati University" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

University Of Calcutta
The UNIVERSITY OF CALCUTTA (informally known as CALCUTTA UNIVERSITY or CU) is a public state university located in Kolkata
Kolkata
(formerly _Calcutta_), West Bengal , India
India
established on 24 January 1857. It was the first institution in Asia to be established as a multidisciplinary and secular Western-style university. Within India
India
it is recognized as a "Five-Star University" and a "Centre with Potential for Excellence" by the University Grants Commission and the National Assessment and Accreditation Council . There are seven Nobel laureates associated with this university including Ronald Ross , Rabindranath Tagore , C. V. Raman and Amartya Sen . The university has the highest number of students who have cleared the doctoral entrance eligibility exam in Natural Science & Arts conducted by Government of India
India
's National Eligibility Test to become eligible to pursue research with a full scholarship awarded by the Government of India
India
. CONTENTS * 1 Rankings * 2 History * 3 Seal * 4 Campuses * 4.1 Asutosh Siksha Prangan * 4.2 Rashbihari Siksha Prangan * 4.3 Taraknath Siksha Prangan * 4.4 Sahid Khudiram Siksha Prangan * 4.5 Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy Siksha Prangan * 5 Academics * 5.1 Research * 6 Faculties and departments * 6.1 ... More ...
"University Of Calcutta" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Shri Shikshayatan College
SHRI SHIKSHAYATAN COLLEGE is an undergraduate women's liberal arts college in Kolkata
Kolkata
, India
India
and was founded on 8 July 1955. It is affiliated with the University of Calcutta . It also offers a master's degree in English and Commerce. NOTABLE ALUMNAE * Mamata Banerjee , Chief Minister of West Bengal * Usha Ganguly , theatre director REFERENCES * ^ " Shri Shikshayatan College Best Commerce Colleges 2014 India
India
Today Survey". _indiatoday.intoday.in_. Retrieved 2016-01-16. * ^ "Affiliated College of University of Calcutta". Archived from the original on February 18, 2012. * ^ "Change-makers to beat bias". _The Telegraph ( Kolkata
Kolkata
) _. 22 April 2006. ... More ...
"Shri Shikshayatan College" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Rheumatoid Arthritis
RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS (RA) is a long-term autoimmune disorder that primarily affects joints . It typically results in warm, swollen, and painful joints. Painand stiffness often worsen following rest. Most commonly, the wrist and hands are involved, with the same joints typically involved on both sides of the body. The disease may also affect other parts of the body. This may result in a low red blood cell count , inflammation around the lungs , and inflammation around the heart . Feverand low energy may also be present. Often, symptoms come on gradually over weeks to months. While the cause of rheumatoid arthritis is not clear, it is believed to involve a combination of genetic and environmental factors. The underlying mechanism involves the body's immune system attacking the joints. This results in inflammation and thickening of the joint capsule . It also affects the underlying bone and cartilage . The diagnosis is made mostly on the basis of a person's signs and symptoms. X-rays and laboratory testing may support a diagnosis or exclude other diseases with similar symptoms. Other diseases that may present similarly include systemic lupus erythematosus , psoriatic arthritis , and fibromyalgia among others. The goals of treatment are to reduce pain, decrease inflammation, and improve a person's overall functioning. This may be helped by balancing rest and exercise, the use of splints and braces , or the use of assistive devices. P ... More ...
"Rheumatoid Arthritis" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

East Pakistan
EAST PAKISTAN ( Bengali : পূর্ব পাকিস্তান _Pūrbô Pākistān_; Urdu : مشرقی پاکستان‎ _Mas̱ẖriqī Pākistān_ IPA: ), present-day Bangladesh , was a provincial state of Pakistan
Pakistan
that existed in the Bengal region of the northeast of South Asia from 1955 until 1971, following the One Unit programme that laid the existence of East Pakistan
Pakistan
. During the partition of India
India
in 1947, the British Empire divided the region of Bengal into East and West Bengal , separating the eastern areas with a Muslim majority from the western areas with a Hindu majority. Inter-religious violence during the partition drove Bengali Muslims and Hindus further apart, leading to political upheaval in Bengal. In 1947, districts of Bengal with a Muslim majority favoured division after approving the 3 June Plan presented by the Viceroy of India
India
Lord Mountbatten , and merged with the new province of East Bengal of the Dominion of Pakistan
Pakistan
. From 1947 until 1954, East Bengal was an independent administrative unit which was governed by the Pakistan
Pakistan
Muslim League led by Nurul Amin . In 1955, the Bengali Prime minister ... More ...
"East Pakistan" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Mymensingh
MYMENSINGH (pronounced moy-mon-shin-haw) is situated on the river Brahmaputra and is the headquarters of the Mymensingh District under Mymensingh Division of Bangladesh . Mymensingh city is located about 120 km (75 mi) north of Dhaka
Dhaka
which is the capital of the country. Since 2015 Mymensingh became the 8th administrative divisional headquarters of Bangladesh . Mymensingh is the anglicised pronunciation of the original name _Momenshahi_, referring to a ruler called Momen Shah. The cadet college established in Tangail in 1963 was called Momenshahi Cadet College. The city is known for educational institutions like Bangladesh Agricultural University , Mymensingh Polytechnic Institute Mymensingh Medical College , Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University , Mymensingh Engineering College , Mymensingh Ananda Mohan College , Mymensingh Zilla School , Mymensingh Girls\' Cadet College , Mymensingh Muminunnesa Women\'s College , Premier Ideal High School, Vidyamoyee Govt. Girls\' High School , Women Teachers Training College , Mymensingh Engineering College, Notre Dame College, Mymensingh and Shahid Syed Nazrul Islam College . Other landmark institutions include Mymensingh Army Cantonment. MYMENSINGH CANTONMENT ... More ...
"Mymensingh" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Bangladesh
Coordinates : 23°48′N 90°18′E / 23.8°N 90.3°E / 23.8; 90.3 People's Republic of Bangladesh * গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ ( Bengali ) * _Gaṇaprajātantrī Bāṃlādēśa_ Flag Emblem ANTHEM: " Amar Sonar Bangla " ( Bengali ) "My Golden Bengal"------------------------- MARCH: " Notuner Gaan " "The Song of Youth" * GOVERNMENT SEAL OF BANGLADESH * Capital and largest city Dhaka
Dhaka
23°42′N 90°21′E / 23.700°N 90.350°E / 23.700; 90.350 Official language and national language Bengali ETHNIC GROUPS * 98% Bengalis * 2% Minorities * Chakmas * Biharis * Marmas * Santhals * Mros * Tanchangyas * Bawms * Tripuris * Khumis * Kukis * Garos * Bisnupriya Manipuris * India
India
ns * Chinese RELIGION * 86.6% Islam * 12.1% Hinduism * 0.6% Buddhism * 0.4% Christianity * 0.3% Others DEMONYM Bangladeshi GOVERNMENT Unitary parliamentary republic • PRESIDENT Abdul Hamid • PRIME MINISTER Sheikh Hasina • HOUSE SPEAKER Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury • CHIEF JUSTICE Surendra Kumar Sinha LEGISLATURE Jatiya Sangsad FORM ... More ...
"Bangladesh" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Gandhian
GANDHISM is a body of ideas that describes the inspiration, vision and the life work of Mohandas Gandhi . It is particularly associated with his contributions to the idea of nonviolent resistance , sometimes also called civil resistance . The two pillars of Gandhism are truth and non-violence. The term " Gandhism" also encompasses what Gandhi's ideas, words and actions mean to people around the world, and how they used them for guidance in building their own future. Gandhism also permeates into the realm of the individual human being, non-political and non-social. A Gandhian can mean either an individual who follows, or a specific philosophy which is attributed to, Gandhism. Professor Ramjee Singh has called Gandhi a bodhisattva (bodhisattva is the Sanskrit
Sanskrit
term for anyone who, motivated by great compassion, has generated _bodhicitta_, which is a spontaneous wish to attain buddhahood for the benefit of all sentient beings. Bodhisattvas are a popular subject in Buddhist art of the twentieth century). However, Gandhi did not approve of ' Gandhism', as he explained: "There is no such thing as " Gandhism" and I do not want to leave any sect after me. I do not claim to have originated any new principle or doctrine. I have simply tried in my own way to apply the eternal truths to our daily life and problems...The opinions I have ... More ...
"Gandhian" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Patna University
PATNA UNIVERSITY, the first university in Bihar , was established in 1917 during the British Raj , and is the seventh oldest university of the Indian subcontinent . At that time, the jurisdiction of the university extended to Bihar, Odisha , and the Kingdom of Nepal
Nepal
. The university oversaw examinations for educational institutions ranging from school finals to the postgraduate levels . This continued almost for four decades, until the establishment of the Tribhuvan University
University
, Kathmandu
Kathmandu
, and the Utkal University
University
, Bhubaneshwar . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Organisation * 3 Faculties and departments * 3.1 Faculty of Science * 3.2 Faculty of Humanities * 3.3 Faculty of Social Sciences * 3.4 Faculties of Law, Education, Commerce, Fine Arts and Medicine * 4 Traditional and distance education * 5 Library and computer center * 6 Notable faculty * 7 Notable alumni * 8 Patna
Patna
University
University
Students Union * 8.1 Elected Office Bearer * 8.2 Executive committee members and College
College
Counsellor * 9 See also * 10 References * 11 External links HISTORY Patna
Patna
University
University
was established in the year 1917 as an affiliating and ... More ...
"Patna University" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Visva Bharati University
VISVA-BHARATI UNIVERSITY (Bengali : বিশ্বভারতী বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়) is a public central government funded university located in Santiniketan , West Bengal . It was founded by Rabindranath Tagore who called it _Visva Bharati_, which means the communion of the world with India
India
. In its initial years Tagore expressed his dissatisfaction with the word 'university', since university translates to _Vishva-Vidyalaya_, which is smaller in scope than _Visva Bharati_. Until independence it was a college. Soon after independence, in 1951, the institution was given the status of a university and was renamed Visva Bharati University. The English daily, _The Nation _, notes, "Using the money he received with his Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913, the school was expanded and renamed Visva-Bharati University. It grew to become one of India
India
's most renowned places of higher learning, with a list of alumni that includes Nobel-winning economist Amartya Sen , globally renowned filmmaker Satyajit Ray and the country's leading art historian, R. Siva Kumar , to name just a few." CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Administration * 3 Academics * 3.1 Institutes and museums * 3.1.1 Associated institutes * 3.1.2 Schools * 4 Library * 5 Guest houses * 6 Campus life * 7 Notable alumni * 7.1 University * 7.2 Sc ... More ...
"Visva Bharati University" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo
.