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Activity Discussion History History of capitals of India

  • Anjana

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    December 9, 2023 at 5:06 pm
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    In the year 1911 Calcutta became the former capital of British India and it was shifted to Delhi, in 1914. The decision was taken during the reign of Lord Hardinge, the then Viceroy of India. Delhi was the financial and political seat of many earlier empires and was located closer to the geographical center of India. The rising nationalist movement in Calcutta was also responsible for the shift.

  • Pooja

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    December 9, 2023 at 7:00 pm
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    The capital city of India is New Delhi. It was officially declared as the capital in 1911, replacing Calcutta (now Kolkata). The decision to move the capital was influenced by the need for a more centrally located city and to symbolize India’s political and administrative power. New Delhi was planned by British architect Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker. It officially became the capital on 12 December 1911, King George V inaugurated it during the Delhi Durbar.

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