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… Read more "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 of… Read more "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… Read more "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… Read more "Shivaji an analysis – by Prof Narhar Kurundkar"
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 those… Read more "NCERT jokebook – British became supreme power in 1765 itself !"
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… Read more "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… Read more "ACROSS BRAHMAPUTRA WITH WARRIOR LACHIT BORPHUKAN"
Chhatrapati Shivaji was aware that power in Maharashtra meant control of his strongholds. The visionary knew the science of building, using, protecting and empowering them to be victorious, says Aneesh Gokhale.
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.