Maharashtra State BoardSSC (English Medium) 9th Standard


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  • Thomas Cook was an English merchant who lived from 22 November 1808 to 18 July 1892.  
  • He is most known for establishing Thomas Cook & Son, a travel business.  
  • He was also one of the founders of the 'package tour,' which included travel, lodging, and other amenities.  
  • He planned to carry 600 sober activists from Leicester Campbell Street railway station to a teetotal rally in Loughborough, which was located eleven miles distant, in connection with the launch of the expanded Midland Counties Railway. 
  • In the end, he was successful in planning a round-trip across Europe. 
  • He eventually started a business selling travel tickets to tourists. Thomas Cook's early entrance into business helped contemporary tourism flourish. 




Majha Pravas by Vishnubhat Godse                                                                                            

  • Maza Pravas: 1857 cya Bandaci Hakikat, also known as Majha Pravas or "My Travels: the Story of the 1857 Mutiny," is a Marathi travel book written by Vishnubhat Godse.  
  • Godse traveled on foot from Varsai, a village near Pen in what is now the Indian state of Maharashtra, to the central and northern parts of India during the years 1857–1858 and saw several incidents of what he "The Mutiny of 1857", also known as the Indian Rebellion of 1857. 
  • He visited Ayodhya, saw the events at Mhow, spent a few months working for the Rani of Jhansi, saw Jhansi fall, and in the end returned bankrupt to his hometown.  
  • He visited most of the Hindu sacred sites in addition to his interactions with the uprising. 
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