The Peshwa was a fifteen-year-old boy named Sawai Madhavrao. For the entertainment of the young Peshwa, a menagerie — a collection of birds and animals — had been set up … Continue reading The Peshwa’s private zoo !
In today’s world, travelling from Mumbai to Pune or vice versa is a breeze. For those of us who remember the two-lane road and its serpentine traffic jams, the Expressway … Continue reading The Bombay – Poona Road : Story of a highway !
The backbone of the British Empire was the army it created in India. It had one of the best cavalry and armed soldiers amongst all its colonies comprising of Indian … Continue reading The ghost of 1857 forever haunted the British Empire
The role of the INA is often under rated when we discuss India’s freedom struggle. It singularly threatened to achieve what the British Empire was mortally scared of — a … Continue reading Durga Malla – Gorkha in INA
Prosperity drew many a traveler from Europe to the shores of India ! Portuguese , French , Germans , Spaniards , Italians as also Hungarians , Polish and the odd … Continue reading European travelers in medieval India
The brave Rajput who challenged Aurangzeb’s rule and freed Jodhpur from the clutches of the Mughal empire. Read the complete article by me in DNA –> Durgadas Rathod Aneesh Gokhale … Continue reading Durgadas Rathod – Embodiment of valour
Jaichand is today a name synonymous with treachery. But what exactly did he gain by siding with Ghori ? A comfortable life one would reckon ? Find out in this … Continue reading What happened to Jaichand of Kannauj ?
We have all heard of the Kohinoor , this article tells the tale of the lesser known ” Nassak diamond” In a span of about 150 years, it had travelled … Continue reading Amazing journey of the Nassak diamond
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
The founder of the Gajapati dynasty ascended the throne at Bhubaneswar in 1435 AD. Fighting numerous wars in all directions, his empire eventually would include all of today’s Odisha, as … Continue reading Kapilendradeva: An invincible Odia king