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What Topics British Students can Research About Indian History

The key is to find a subject matter that you’re interested in where there’s enough research for you to make an original contribution without retracing the steps of previous researchers

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And so with all of that in mind, let’s jump on in and take a look at just a few of the most interesting topics that British students can research about Indian history.

World history is a fascinating field, with so many different global events that you could study something different every day and still never run out of subjects. At the same time though, with so much choice out there, it can be difficult for people to settle upon the specific subjects that they want to work on.

One often underexplored area is Indian history topics, and British students in particular have a lot to learn and a lot to contribute to the field. That’s because Britain and India have a long, interlinked history, and bringing the two together can be a great way to give your work an edge and a little uniqueness.

And so with all of that in mind, let’s jump on in and take a look at just a few of the most interesting topics that British students can research about Indian history.

What topics British students can research about Indian history

1.    Alexander’s Invasion of India

If you’re interested in Indian history project topics, a good place to start is by looking at dissertation writing services in the UK. That’s where we came up with the idea of focusing on Alexander’s invasion of India, in which Alexander the Great launched a campaign in Pakistan with the aim of taking control of India. It’s thought that Alexander set his sights on India because at the time, the Greeks thought that India was at the end of the world.

2.    Gupeta Empire of Magadha

Originating in Magadha, the ancient Mauryan and Gupeta Empires led to major advancements in the sciences, religion and philosophy. It led to what’s now known as the Golden Age of India and was spread across modern-day India, Bangladesh and Nepal. This is another great example of a rich period in India’s history in which there’s no shortage of subject matter for would-be essay writers.

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The Delhi Sultanate was a huge Islamic empire that was based in Delhi and which ruled the majority of India for over three hundred years.

3.    Delhi Sultanate

The Delhi Sultanate was a huge Islamic empire that was based in Delhi and which ruled the majority of India for over three hundred years. Taking place during the Middle Ages, this happened during a fascinating period of global history, and this gives students the ability to try all sorts of interesting parallels with what was taking place across the rest of the globe.

4.    The Coming of the Portuguese, Dutch, French and the British

One way to make written content more engaging is to directly address your target audience. If you’re a British student who’s writing for a British university with British lecturers (or Portuguese, Dutch or French for that matter), writing about the coming of other nations to India is an easy way to increase the likelihood that whoever’s reading and marking your coursework feels some level of investment in it.

5.    India Under Colonial Rule (1700-1885)

This is arguably one of the more controversial Indian history topics, because even during the Indian Rebellion there were people fighting both for and against the British. The good news is that there’s plenty of information out there for you to use as a basis for your work, ranging from organizations like the BBC to the British National Archives.

6.    Indian Rebellion of 1857

If you’re looking for cause and effect essay topics then you might have found your topic. That’s because no rebellion in history has ever come about by accident. In this case, it’s said that the rebellion was born out of Indian resentment towards British reforms which included harsh taxes, although as with any rebellion, there are dozens of different factors which all came together to instigate it. You could write a full essay just on the causes.

7.    India: From Regional to World Power

This is one of the most relevant Indian history topics for today’s world because the country is increasingly becoming a major player in the global economy. This is also one of those interesting subject matters where there’s no need for extensive research or to cite other people who’ve studied the topic because there’s just so much information for you to tap into.

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This is arguably one of the more controversial Indian history topics, because even during the Indian Rebellion there were people fighting both for and against the British.

Conclusion

Now that you know just a few of the defining events of Indian history, the next step is for you to decide which topic interests you the most and to start carrying out a little research. As you carry out your research, be sure to look out for areas that haven’t been highly covered. This will make it much easier for you to make sure that you’re adding your own original take to it.

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Of course, there’s also a real risk that you’ll end up choosing a research area where there’s not enough information out there for you to write a full piece. The key is to find a subject matter that you’re interested in where there’s enough research for you to make an original contribution without retracing the steps of previous researchers. Good luck.

Author Bio

Robert Everett is a freelance writer and amateur historian with a particular interest in Indian History. A keen reader, he particularly likes to learn more about the Indian Rebellion. When he’s not reading or writing, he can usually be found watching documentaries.

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Exposure to Anaesthetics For Kids May Lead To Alcohol Disorder In Adolescents: Research

Early exposure to anesthetics in life may make adolescents more susceptible to developing an alcohol use disorder

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exposure to anesthetics during adolescence could affect a person's response to alcohol in adulthood. Pixabay

Early exposure to anaesthetics in life may make adolescents more susceptible to developing alcohol use disorder (AUD), warn researchers. Anaesthetics are commonly used drugs in the healthcare field and are often administered to children to induce unconsciousness and immobility during surgeries.

For the findings, published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, the research team examined whether exposure to anesthetics during adolescence could affect a person’s response to alcohol in adulthood, especially the development of AUD.

Researchers discovered that anaesthetic exposure during adolescence may be an environmental risk factor that leads to an increased susceptibility to developing AUD later in life. Although not all adolescents who drink alcohol develop AUDs, the research team said it’s important to identify risk factors that contribute to an increased susceptibility to alcohol abuse

“This is highly concerning. Given that although the age of initiation and subsequent binging during adolescence are linked to alcoholism later in life, apart from stress, it was not clear what other environmental factors may play a role,” said study author David Werner from Binghamton University, New York in the US. During the study, researchers exposed early-adolescent male rats to isoflurane, a general anaesthetic, in short durations and tested them on various alcohol-induced behaviours later in adolescence or adulthood.

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Anaesthetic exposure during adolescence may be an environmental risk factor that leads to an increased susceptibility to developing AUD later in life. Pixabay

The team found that exposure to anaesthetics in adolescence had extremely similar behavioural and neural effects as adolescent chronic alcohol exposure. In the study, the adolescent rats exposed to isoflurane had a decreased sensitivity to the negative effects of alcohol, such as its aversive, sedative and socially suppressive effects. These rats also showed an increase in voluntary alcohol consumption and cognitive impairment, and certain behaviours continued into adulthood after their initial anaesthetic exposure.

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These results further suggest that exposure to anaesthetics during adolescence, while in some cases is necessary, may have unintended consequences that incubate over time. “Apart from infancy to early childhood, adolescence can be considered the most critical developmental stage following birth,” Werner said. (IANS)

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Drinking Coffee may Keep Digestive Disorders at Bay: Study

Drinking coffee may help reduce the risk of certain digestive disorders, new study suggestes

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Recent studies suggest that populations of the beneficial gut bacteria Bifidobacterium spp, increase after drinking coffee. Pixabay

Drinking coffee may help reduce the risk of certain digestive disorders, including gallstone disease and pancreatitis, a new study has suggested.

The study from the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC) also highlighted other beneficial effects that coffee consumption may have on the process of digestion, including supporting gut microflora and promoting gut motility. “Data indicates benefits against common digestive complaints such as constipation, as well as a potential reduction in the risk of more serious conditions like chronic liver diseases,” said study author Carlo La Vecchia from the University of Milan in Italy.

Gallstone disease is a common digestive disorder, caused by the accumulation of gallstones in the gallbladder or bile duct, which affects approximately 10-15 per cent of the adult population. While the mechanism by which coffee may protect against gallstone disease is not yet known, it has been observed that the risk for the condition declines with increasing daily consumption of coffee, the researchers said. Caffeine is thought to play a role in these associations, as the same effect is not observed with decaffeinated coffee.

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Drinking coffee may help reduce the risk of certain digestive disorders. Pixabay

A common question among consumers and focus area for research is whether coffee is associated with heartburn or gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). While a small number of studies have suggested an association between coffee drinking and GORD, the majority of studies reviewed suggest that coffee is not a major trigger of these conditions.

The report also reviewed a growing area of health and nutrition research, namely: the effect of coffee on the gut microflora (microorganism populations). Recent studies suggest that populations of the beneficial gut bacteria Bifidobacterium spp, increase after drinking coffee. The findings showed the dietary fibre and polyphenols found in coffee, support the healthy growth of microflora populations.

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Additional research findings highlighted that coffee consumption is thought to stimulate digestion by encouraging the release of gastric acid, bile and pancreatic secretions. Coffee is one of the most widely researched components of the diet, and its effect on digestion remains a growing area of research, the researchers noted. (IANS)

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COVID-19 Poses Serious Complications, Even Death Risk for Children: Research

Children at a higher risk from COVID-19

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Children at high risk of complications from Covid-19. Pixabay

Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have revealed that children, teenagers and young adults are at greater risk for severe complications from COVID-19 and those with underlying health conditions are at even greater risk of death.

“This study provides a baseline understanding of the early disease burden of COVID-19 in pediatric patients,” said study researcher Hariprem Rajasekhar from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Department of Pediatrics in the US. “The findings confirm that this emerging disease was already widespread in March and that it is not universally benign among children,” Rajasekhar added.

Published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, the study followed 48 children and young adults – from newborns to 21 years old — who were admitted to pediatric intensive care units (PICUs) in the US and Canada for COVID-19 in March and April.

More than 80 per cent had chronic underlying conditions, such as immune suppression, obesity, diabetes, seizures or chronic lung disease. Of those, 40 per cent depended on technological support due to developmental delays or genetic anomalies. More than 20 per cent experienced failure of two or more organ systems due to COVID-19, and nearly 40 per cent required a breathing tube and ventilator.

At the end of the follow-up period, nearly 33 percent of the children were still hospitalised due to COVID-19, with three still requiring ventilator support and one on life support. Two of the children admitted during the three-week study period died.

 

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Children, teenagers and young adults at very high risk of COVID-19, say researchers. Pixabay

The researchers said they were “cautiously encouraged” by hospital outcomes for the children studied, citing the 4.2 per cent mortality rate for PICU patients compared with published mortality rates of up to 62 per cent among adults admitted to ICUs, as well as lower incidences of respiratory failure.

The study noted that doctors in the New York metropolitan area are seeing what appears to be a new COVID-related syndrome in children. “The idea that COVID-19 is sparing of young people is just false,” said study co-author Lawrence C Kleinman from Rutgers University in the US.

“While children are more likely to get very sick if they have other chronic conditions, including obesity, it is important to note that children without chronic illness are also at risk. Parents need to continue to take the virus seriously,” Kleinman added.

Recently, another study, published in the journal Frontiers in Pediatrics, also revealed that gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhoea, coupled with a fever or history of exposure to COVID-19, could indicate coronavirus infection in children.

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The US currently accounts for the world’s highest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths at 1,347,388 and 80,397, respectively, according to the Johns Hopkins University. (IANS)