1960-1971 History of India






Maharashtra since 1971


Administration : The position of chief minister of Maharashtra, from 1962 to 1978, from 1983-1988, and since 1999 by the INC, from 1978 to 1980, from 1988 to 1991and from 1993 to 1995 by the PC (People's Conference), from 1980 to 1983 by the CPI, from 1991 to 1993 by the NCP (Nationalist Congress Party), from 1995 to 1999 by the SHS (Shivaji's Army, extreme Hinduist, Maharashtra regional) in coalition with the BJP.

Annals : 1972 : state elections held; INC formed government
1977 : Jayakwadi Dam commissioned (BBoY 1978)
1978 : state elections held; PC formed government
1980 : state elections held; CPI formed government
1982 : Maharashtra hit by a cyclone (BBoY 1983)
1982 : a strike by 160,000 textile workers in Bombay lasted through much of the year (BBoY 1983)
1984 : Hindu-Muslim riots in Bombay, Bhiwandi (BBoY 1985)
1985 : state elections held; INC formed government
1990 : state elections held; PC formed government
1992-1993 : Hindu-Muslim riots in Bombay
1992 : 91 died in Bombay from drinking adulterated licquor (BBoY 1993)
1993 : a series of bomb blasts rocked Bombay
1993 : Maharashtra struck by an earthquake (BBoY 1994)
1994 : when police dispersed a rally of tribal people for a quota-system in regard to state employment in Nagpur outside Maharashtra State Assembly, 128 were killed in a stampede (BBoY 1995)
1994 : outbreak of the Bubonic Plague in Bid, Maharashtra; contained within three weeks (BBoY 1995)
1995 : state elections held; SHS formed government
1995 : Bombay renamed Mumbai
1999 : state elections held; INC formed government
2006 : Mumbai train bombings

Social History : In 1971 the population of Maharashtra was 50.3 million, in 1981 62.6 million, in 1991 78.9 million, in 2001 96.7 million.
The Statesman's Yearbook, based on censi, gives the literacy rate of Maharashtra as 39.08 % in 1971, 47.2 % in 1981, in 1991 64.87 %, in 2001 77.27 % (86.27 % for men). In 2001, 81 % of the population were Hindu, 9.7 % Muslim, 6.3 % Buddhists.






EXTERNAL
FILES
History of Maharashtra, from Wikipedia
History of Mumbai, from Wikipedia
Article Bombay Riots, from Wikipedia
Article 1993 Bombay Bombings, from Wikipedia
Article Shiv Sena (SHS), from Wikipedia
Article Vidarbha, from Wikipedia
DOCUMENTS World Statesmen : India, by Ben Cahoon
Historical Population Statistics : India, by province (J. Lahmeyer)
Statistical Reports of State Elections, from Election Commission of India
List of Chief Ministers of Maharashtra, from Wikipedia
REFERENCE Article : India, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1972 pp.355-358, 1973 pp.353-356, 1974 pp.361-364, 1975 pp.380-383, 1976 pp.403-405, 1977 pp.402-404, 1978 pp.434-436, 1979 pp.426-428, 1980 pp.431-433, 1981 pp.430-432, 1982 pp.428-430, 1983 pp.423-426, 1984 pp.425-428, 1985 pp.508-511, 701-702, 1986 pp.698-699, 1987 pp.473-475, 667-668, 1988 pp.431-432, 619-620, 1989 pp.431-432, 620-621, 1990 pp.448-450, 635-636, 1991 pp.430-432, 620-621, 1992 pp.402-404, 619-620, 1993 pp.404-406, 628-629, 1994 pp.404-406, 627-628, 1995 pp.419-420, 628-629, 1996 pp.416-418, 628-629, 1997 pp.430-432, 626-627, 2002 pp.437-438, 630-631 [G]
Article : India, in : The Statesman's Year-Book 1975-1976 pp.331-397, 1976-1977 pp.332-398, 1978-1979 pp.599-665, 1979-1980 pp.603-671, 1980-1981 pp.601-669, 1981-1982 pp.604-672, 1983-1984 pp.609-675, 1984-1985 pp.610-677, 1985-1986 pp.613-680, 1986-1987 pp.616-683, 1987-1988 pp.622-689, 1988-1989 pp.624-691, 1989-1990 pp.630-698, 1990-1991 pp.631-699, 1991-1992 pp.628-697, 1992-1993 pp.701-771, 1993-1994 pp.704-770, 1994-1995 pp.696-762, 1995-1996 pp.693-759, 1996-1997 pp.635-701, 1997-1998 pp.640-707, 1998-1999 pp.690-758, 2000 pp.796-872, 2001 pp.774-849, 2002 pp.805-885, 2003 pp.807-887, 2004 pp.810-891, 2005 pp.811-894, 2006 pp.808-890 [G]
Article : India, in : Americana Annual 1972 pp.336-341, 1973 pp.344-348, 1974 pp.290-293, 1976 pp.103, 289-292, 1988 pp.275-276, 1989 pp.273-276, 1990 pp.267-270, 1992 pp.276-278, 1993 pp.276-278, 1994 pp.275-277, 1998 pp.272-274, 2006 pp.204-206 [G]
Article : India, in : Yearbook on International Communist Affairs 1976 pp.279-287 (Robert H. Donaldson), 1980 pp.247-252 (Walter Andersen) [G]



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