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 … Continue reading How Indian was the Mughal Empire ?
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 … Continue reading 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 in the medieval … Continue reading Jagannath Puri – Survivor of 18 invasions
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.