Maratha refusal to Dethrone the Mughal

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"

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From NCERT Jokebook : British became all India power in 1765

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"

Marathas & Bengal : Chhatrapati Shivaji as a national hero (IndiaFacts)

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.