India History - The decision to effect the Partition of Bengal was announced in July 1905 by the Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon. The partition took effect in October 1905 and separated the largely Muslim eastern areas from the largely Hindu western areas.
Are You Swadeshi Enough? Ever since I came across it for the first time in my 9th standard Indian history textbook under the section, ‘The Partition of Bengal’, the word ‘swadeshi‘ continues to fascinate me till date. More than a century may have passed since it was coined; yet, I believe the word still hasn’t lost its relevance. Swadeshi means ‘of one’s own country’. It is easy to understand the relevance of this word during pre-independence days, but how is it relevant in today’s times?