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.
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
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
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,
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