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 … Continue reading How Indian was the Mughal Empire ?
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 ? Why wasn’t the Mughal dynasty destroyed by the Marathas, who had suffered much under them, especially in the long war against Aurangzeb I try to explore the reasons in this article initially published on IndiaFacts >> Maratha refusal to dethrone the Mughal ———————————————————————————————– Aneesh Gokhale is the published author of two books and numerous articles. His books on Lachit Barphukan and Maratha History can be purchased at Amazon India Continue reading 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 … 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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. Continue reading Marathas & Bengal : Chhatrapati Shivaji as a national hero (IndiaFacts)
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 tried to detail as much as possible 1) Chhatrapati Shivaji and Bengal An … Continue reading Author articles – Indiafacts.org