How Indian was the Mughal Empire ?

This article shall explain how, from the time of Babur to that of Aurangzeb, foreign born nobility always formed the major component of Mughal nobility. No, not descendants of the original bunch who accompanied Babur or Humayun, but fresh recruits or their sons, arriving at every Mughal’s court. This component was very high during the reigns of … Continue reading How Indian was the Mughal Empire ?

From NCERT Jokebook : British became all India power in 1765

In this article, originally published in IndiaFacts website, I take a look at the laughable nonsense in a NCERT textbook passing off as "facts" . Photos of relevant pages have been added and a fact based refutal follows. This article details how the British could gain supremacy only after fighting many battles against the Marathas … Continue reading From NCERT Jokebook : British became all India power in 1765

Jagannath Puri – Survivor of 18 invasions

This article, published in Indiafacts , is a summary of the eighteen invasions the temple of Jagannath at Puri had to bear. The overwhelming majority of them in the medieval ages. Read the full article at : Indiafacts - Jagannath Puri Check out the author's books on Indian history at Amazon India 

Marathas & Bengal : Chhatrapati Shivaji as a national hero (IndiaFacts)

Looking back now from the twenty first century, it is up to us to decide what becomes more popular and what is important to us – the raids of 1740s or the nationalist efforts centred around Shivaji in the 1900s. The freedom fighters looked at history and found a route by which Shivaji could become relevant for the times they lived in, as well as tide over the one fifty year animosity between the two provinces.