Book Review – Urban Naxals.

    Title : Urban Naxals – the making of  ‘Buddha In A Traffic Jam’ Author : Vivek Agnihotri Publisher : Garuda Prakashan Year : 2018 Rating : 9/10 Naxalism, most of us believe, is something happening in far away jungles – aided by small bands of extremists. Of tribal areas under some extremist rouge elements threatening the Indian state. Every now and then, news comes in of an attack on a CRPF camp or convoy and we all shake our heads in disgust and sadness. But the malaise goes far deeper, and as this book shows, is not limited … Continue reading Book Review – Urban Naxals.

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 ? Why wasn’t the Mughal dynasty destroyed by the Marathas, who had suffered much under them, especially in the long war against Aurangzeb I try to explore the reasons in this article initially published on IndiaFacts >> Maratha refusal to dethrone the Mughal ———————————————————————————————–   Aneesh Gokhale is the published author of two books and numerous articles. His books on Lachit Barphukan and Maratha History can be purchased at Amazon India  Continue reading Maratha refusal to Dethrone the Mughal

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