A question is often asked - why did the Marathas, dominant power in the Indian subcontinent in the eighteenth century, not get rid of the Mughal emperor… Read more "Maratha refusal to Dethrone the Mughal"
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… Read more "From NCERT Jokebook : British became all India power in 1765"
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… Read more "Jagannath Puri – Survivor of 18 invasions"
Most of us very clearly remember how our school history books drilled into our heads that the Mughal empire was succeeded by the British empire. To those… Read more "NCERT jokebook – British became supreme power in 1765 itself !"
We now come to the fourth and the last part of this series. The values of swadharma and swarajya had been held aloft for a whole century… Read more "Marathas & Bundelkhand , Part IV : Jhansi ki Rani"
In the 3rd part of this series, Aneesh Gokhale explores Maratha activities in Bundelkhand in the lead up to the great event known as the Third Battle… Read more "Marathas and Bundelkhand Part III : Govindpant Bundele & Panipat !"
How did Marathi surnames like Tambe and Newalkar end up being so important in faraway Bundelkhand? Why do the Bundelas till date hold Chhatrapati Shivaji, Bajirao and… Read more "Marathas & Bundelkhand : Chhatrapati Shivaji & Chhatrasal Bundela"
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.
A few essays by me have also been published on the website Indiafacts.org These mainly deal with political / military aspects of various events and personalities. Have…… Read more “Author articles – Indiafacts.org”