Maratha refusal to Dethrone the Mughal

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"


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… Read more "From NCERT Jokebook : British became all India power in 1765"

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.