Indian History GK Questions and Answers

Questions Answers
1. who is the founder of lipton tea and when? Thomas Lipton, in 1871
2. Who is the first Governor-General of India? Warren Hastings
3. Who is the second governor general of India? Lord Dalhousie (1848-1856)
4. Who started the first English newspaper in India? James Augustus Hicky
5. Who is the father of Indian geography? James Rennell
6. Who was the last viceroy of India under British rule? Lord Louis Mountbatten
7. How many years British ruled India? 190 years (1757-1947)
8. Who was James Mill? Scottish historian, economist, political theorist, and philosopher
9. Who was the last mughal emperor of india? Bahdur Shah Zafar (1775–1862)
10. Who is the first company of India? The East India Company
11. Who was known as the Tiger of Mysore? Tipu Sultan
12. Who is father of Tipu Sultan? Hyder Ali
13. Where is Tipu tiger kept now? Victoria and Albert Museum

14. Who was the greatest Maratha warrior? Shivaji Maharaj
15. when was the third battle of Panipat fought? 14 January 1761
16. Who won the third battle of Panipat? Ahmad Shah Durrani
17. Who led the anti British movement in Kittoor? Kittur Rani Chennamma
18. When did indigo plantation start in India? 1788, in Bengal
19. Who was the last ruler of Jhansi? Maharaja Gangadhar Rao Newalkar
20. Who is the first king of Magadha? King Bimbisara
21. Where did Rani Laxmi Bai died? Gwalior
22. What is the full name of Lord Dalhousie? James Andrew Broun-Ramsay

23. Who is called maker of modern India? Raja Ram Mohan Roy
24. Who founded the Arya Samaj? Dayananda Saraswati
25. Where Arya Samaj was founded? 1875, Girgaon, Mumbai
26. Who started Indian girl education? Savitribai Phule
27. Who is India’s first female teacher? Savitribai Phule
28. Who is the first woman governor of a state in free India? Sarojini Naidu
29. What is the first university in India? University of Calcutta, 1857

30. Who started Swadeshi Movement in Bengal? Baba Ram Singh Kuka
31. Who is called bark of Bengal? Sir Surendranath Banerjee
32. When Bal Gangadhar Tilak got lokmanya title? 1897
33. Who wrote Kesari? Bal Gangadhar Tilak
34. Who started the Satyagraha movement against the Rowlatt Act and when? Gandhi Ji, 1919
35. Who called Do or die? Mahatma Gandhi
36. When was the jallianwala bagh massacre happened? 13 April 1919
37. Who was the king of Delhi after Prithviraj Chauhan? Muhammad Ghori
38. How many died in Jallianwala Bagh massacre? 379 people
39. Which country started the first world war? Austria-Hungary
40. When did world war 2 start? 1 September 1939 – 2 September 1945