1947-1971 History of India






Rajasthan since 1971


Administration : The government of Rajasthan, from 1971 to 1977, from 1980 to 1990 and from 1998 to 2003 was led by the Indian National Congress (INC), from 1977 to 1980, from 1990 to 1998 by the JP, since 2003 by the BJP.

Annals : 1972 : state election held; INC formed government
1974 : first underground nuclear test explosion conducted in the desert of Rajasthan
1974 : rainfall below average in Rajasthan (BBoY 1975)
1977 : state election held; JP formed government
1979 : Rajasthan experienced flash floods due to heavy rainfall
1980 : state election held; INC formed government
1982 : severe drought in Rajasthan caused 50,000 to leave state (Time)
1985 : state election held; INC formed government
1990 : state election held; JP formed government
1992 : Hindu-Muslim riots at Jaipur
1993 : state election held; JP formed government
1998 : state election held; INC formed government
1999 : India announced status of nuclear power
2002 : drought in Rajasthan
2002 : communal riots in Rajasthan
2003 : state election held; BJP formed government

Social History : In 1971 the population of Rajasthan was 25.7 million, in 1981 34.1 million, in 1991 44.0 million, in 2001 56.4 million.
The Statesman's Yearbook, based on censi, gives the literacy rate of Rajasthan as 19.7 % in 1971, 24.39 % in 1981, in 1991 38.55 %, in 2001 61.03 % (76.46 % for men). In 2001, 89 % of the population were Hindu, 8 % Muslim.






EXTERNAL
FILES
History of Rajasthan, from Wikipedia
Seven Stages of the Formation of Rajasthan, from Rajasthan Legislative Assembly
History of Legislature in Rajasthan, from Rajasthan Legislative Assembly
The Further Shores of Partition : Ethnic Cleansing in Rajasthan 1947, by Ian Copland
Potential of Water Conservation and Harvesting in Rajasthan, India, by P. Narain, M.A. Khan and G. Singh
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
Drought, Death and Despair, Time Magazine article from July 11th 1983
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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