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 ?
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
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
What does ” Alternate History” mean to me ? What is a layman’s approach to history and how should that be addressed in my opinion ? … 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 … 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 … Continue reading Savarkar – The Historian
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)
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 … Continue reading Google Hangouts session on Indian History with Vision India Foundation , IIT D , IIT R students
The Evolving Idea of India – Revisiting History The following write up of mine was published in a publication by IPPAI a Delhi based organisation … Continue reading The Idea of India !
This was a question first posted to me on quora .. well here is my answer This is an extremely good question. And one must understand that it is rhetorical, not literal. The methods of governance today, infact the road to Delhi itself is fundamentally different from that during Mughal and Maratha empire times. Back then, wars were fought, today elections are fought. So, whether Republic of India is a successor to the Mughal empire or Maratha empire is to be seen in the ethos of political parties. Chronologically, Maratha empire succeeded the Mughal empire. So that way yes, RoI … Continue reading Do current India see themselves as the successor to the Mughal empire (Muslim) or Maratha empire (Hindu)?