more ads

Kamat's Potpourri

History of India .
Kamat's PotpourriNew Contents
About the Kamats
Feedback
History of India
Women of India
Faces of India
Indian Mythologies
geographica indicaArts of India
Indian Music
Indian Culture
Indian Paintings
Dig Deep Browse by Tags
Site Map
Historical Timeline
Master Index
Research House of Pictures
Stamps of India
Picture Archive
Natives of India
Temples of India
Kamat Network
Blog Portal

Emergency in India

by Vikas Kamat
First Online: October 01, 2006
Page Last Updated: May 09, 2017

The Emergency in India is typically referred to the  18-month period between 1975 and 1977, when the then President of India Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, upon advice by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, declared a state of emergency under Article 352 of the Constitution of India, effectively making Indira Gandhi, a dictator, suspending elections and civil liberties in India. It is one of the most shameful periods in the history of independent India during which the press was censored, people were forced to undergo vasectomies, and power of the Government was rampantly abused by the members of the Congress Party.

See Also:

The History of India
History of India

Pictures
Portrait of Dr. R.C. MajumdarSir William Jones (1748-1794)Emperor Ashoka (B.C. 304-239)Islamic Traveler Ibn Batuta (A.D. 1305 - 1369)Alfonso AlbuquerquePortrait of J.F. FleetEmperor Akbar
Begum Hazrat MahalWarren HastingsProf. SeshasastryRaja Ram Mohan Roy (1774-1833)Jaina Minister Chavundaraya with his Teacher NemichandraPortrait of Lokamanya Balgangadhar TilakPortrait of Sardar Bhagat Singh
Maratha King ShivajiQueen of Jhansi, LaxmibaiGeneral CariappaDinner at the Residence of Ruler of SaluvaPortrait of D.D. Kosambi, a great Sanskrit and Buddhist ScholarHistorian Suryanath U. KamathQueen Chennamma and Courtiers
Medieval Crime and PunishmentWall Painting in a Jain Monestary, ShravanabelagolaBegum Hazrat MahalLala Lajpat RaiNanasaheb -- A Leader of 1857 StrugglePietro Della Valle (c. 1586-1652 CE)Ramakrishna Gopal Bhandarkar
Pakistani Stamp Honoring its Father of Nation, JinnahLalbahadur Shastri (1904-1966)Raja Bhamashah (1542-1598 apprx.)Maharaja Scindhia of Gwalior, 1877Tatya TopeTravelling MusiciansSources of History
Sculptures from Bhatkal Temple

Kamat's Potpourri Timeless Theater Indian History

Research Database

© 1996-2017 Kamat's Potpourri. All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without prior permission. Standard disclaimers apply

Merchandise and Link Suggestions

Top of Page