What exactly happened when Indira Gandhi devalued the rupee on 6/6/66?

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By Sunil Kumar Throughout the 1950s and the 60s; India had high trade deficits. The Indian rupee had been pegged to the pound sterling for a long time; and even in 1966; a lot of international trade happened in the …

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Who are the Nolambas?

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By Sunil Kumar The Nolambas were a relatively minor South Indian dynasty compared to the big guns; the Cholas, Chalukyas, the Vijaynagara empire etc. They ruled from 735 to 1052 A.D. Their political influence extended from their capital Hemavati in …

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Was there any visible change in Indira Gandhi’s working style after she was re-elected as PM in 1980?

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By Sunil Kumar After the 7th General elections were held on 3rd and 6th Jan 1980; Indira Gandhi again became the 8th Prime Minister with a landslide victory of 353 seats; on Jan 14th.   Her prime-ministership(the final innings of …

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The Accidental Prime Minister: India’s West Wing

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By Sunil Kumar Now that the dust has settled over India‘s elections; and a new government is firmly in the saddle; it’s time to talk about Sanjaya Baru’s “The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making And Unmaking of Manmohan Singh“. For …

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