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 ?
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
Title : Urban Naxals – the making of ‘Buddha In A Traffic Jam’ Author : Vivek Agnihotri Publisher : Garuda Prakashan Year : 2018 Rating : 9/10 Naxalism, … Continue reading Book Review – Urban Naxals.
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
What does ” Alternate History” mean to me ? What is a layman’s approach to history and how should that be addressed in my opinion ? A short essay by … Continue reading There are two sides to a coin
Disclaimer : This post has not been written by me. It is reproduction of an essay authored by historian Narhar Kurundkar. It is one of the best analysis of … Continue reading Shivaji an analysis – by Prof Narhar Kurundkar
I do not consider myself an expert on Savarkar and his work, but have an avid interest in India’s history. In that capacity, Veer Savarkar’s books are among my favourites … Continue reading Savarkar – The Historian
The great Assamese general knew his terrain, the brave river, the Mughals, and his battles well. Aneesh Gokhale follows his hero, this time, on foot in Guwahati, and returns drenched in history. … Continue reading ACROSS BRAHMAPUTRA WITH WARRIOR LACHIT BORPHUKAN
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.
Some days ago, I was invited for a Google Hangout session by a group of IIT Delhi and IIT Roorkee students, some of them associated with a group named Vision … Continue reading Google Hangouts session on Indian History with Vision India Foundation , IIT D , IIT R students