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
It is generally assumed that India went from the Mughals to the British in the nineteenth century. Nothing could be farther than the truth. For it … Continue reading Battle of Delhi – Marathas v/s British (1803)
“ In the desperate valour with which it was contested by both sides , in the equality of the numbers engaged , and in the proportion … Continue reading Battle of Laswari – Untold chronicle of Marathas
The role of the INA is often under rated when we discuss India’s freedom struggle. It singularly threatened to achieve what the British Empire was mortally scared of — a repeat of the events of 1857, with the added advantage of a highly-trained and modernised army. It is with relation to this INA that we find the name of Durga Malla, a Gorkha soldier from Dehradun, who fought against the British armies in World War II. Article originally published in Creative India : Durga Malla – INA Read all of Aneesh Gokhale’s articles in Creative India : Creative India – … Continue reading Durga Malla – Gorkha in INA
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
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 … Continue reading NCERT jokebook – British became supreme power in 1765 itself !
We now come to the fourth and the last part of this series. The values of swadharma and swarajya had been held aloft for a whole … Continue reading Marathas & Bundelkhand , Part IV : Jhansi ki Rani
A long drawn battle took place between the British East India Company and the Marathas under Nana Phadnavis in the monsoon of 1780 for the control … Continue reading Marathas v/s British , Haji Malang (Shri Malanggad) 1780 .
A small note explaining how the proud capital of the Marathas finally went to the British…. By November 1817 Bajirao II decided to go to war … Continue reading The Fall of Raigad – May 1818