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TRACING YOUR ROOTS
SOCIOLOGY 101
DREXEL UNIVERSITY
KASHYAP ASHOK
7 MARCH 2015

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EVENT

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1950 Indian Constitution came into effect The Constituent Assembly adopted the Constitution of
India, drafted by a committee headed by B.R
Ambedkar, on 26
November 1949. India became a sovereign, democratic, republic after its constitution came into effect on 26 January 1950.
Rajendra Prasad became the first President Of India.

1952 First National Elections of India

India held its first national elections under the
Constitution in 1952, where a turnout of over 60% was recorded 1960 Creation of exclusive Tamil speaking state called Tamil Nadu

The separation of Kerala and Telugu speaking regions of Madras State enabled the creation of an exclusively Tamil speaking state of Tamil
Nadu.

1975 Sikkim became India’s 22nd state the Indian protectorate of
Sikkim, a referendum was held that resulted in a vote to formally join India and depose the Chogyal. On 26
April 1975, Sikkim formally became India's 22nd state.

1991 Narasimha Rao elected as the
Prime Minister Of India

Pamulaparti Venkata
Narasimha Rao (28 June
1921 – 23 December 2004) was an Indian Lawyer and politician who served as the
Tenth Prime Minister of
India (1991–1996).

2004 Boxing Day Tsunami

The Boxing Day Tsunami in
2004 devastated Indian coastlines and islands, killing an estimated 18,000 and displacing around
650,000. The Tsunami was caused by a powerful undersea earthquake off the Indonesian coast.

2013 India launched it’s first
Interplanetary Mission

In November 2013, India launched its first
Interplanetary Mission, popularly known as
Mangalyaan, to Mars and, was successful,

2014

The last national general election, held in early 2014, saw a dramatic victory of
BJP; it gained an absolute majority and formed the government, under the
Prime Ministership of
Narendra Modi, a prominent BJP leader and till then the Chief Minister of Gujarat state.

Latest National General
Elections

The term sociological imagination was coined by the American sociologist C.
Wright Mills in 1959 to describe the type of insight offered by the discipline of sociology.
Mills defined sociological imagination as “the vivid awareness of the relationship between experience and the wider society.”
Indian Constitution came into effect on the 26th January 1950. I came to know that my grandparents(Mother’s family) moved from a village in Tamil Nadu , to Bellary , a city which is now surrounded by numerous iron and steel plants, owing to the availability of huge deposits of iron and manganese ore in the Sanduru hill ranges and surroundings.My grandfather, who was a freedom fighter, opened his own mining factory within a span of six months after moving to Bellary which was the the third factory opened in the state of Karnataka. I link this to the the indian constitution coming into effect which gave the common man the freedom to establish businesses.
I also link this incident in my family to contribute to the turnover percentage of the first National Elections of India in 1952 because of the fact that my Grandfather was a freedom fighter who would have played a major role in spreading the message of the public elections to the people and motivating them to vote.
On May 1st 1960 , The separation of Kerala and Telugu speaking regions of
Madras State enabled the creation of an exclusively Tamil - speaking state of Tamil
Nadu. This led to my grandfather (Father’s family) loosing his job. My grandparents who were tamil speaking people originally from Palakad , Kerala moved to Bangalore ,
Karnataka where my grandfather worked in the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.

This incident played a major role in the history of my family because my dad was born and raised in Bangalore and my family has never moved to another place since then .
Bangalore is also the Birth Place of my sister and I.
In 1975 , the Indian protectorate of Sikkim, a referendum was held that resulted in a vote to…