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 — … 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 … 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 … 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 repeat of the events of 1857, with the added advantage of a highly-trained and modernised army. It is with relation to this INA that we find the name of Durga Malla, a Gorkha soldier from Dehradun, who fought against the British armies in World War II. Article originally published in Creative India : Durga Malla – INA Read all of Aneesh Gokhale’s articles in Creative India : Creative India – … 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 , … 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 –> … 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 ? … 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 … 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 … 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 !