The ghost of 1857 forever haunted the British 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 colonies comprising of Indian and British soldiers. The British Army ensured that the subjects and the slaves lived in constant fear and retribution. Hence, the 1857 ‘War of Independence’ and the 1946 naval ratings  uprisings gave a jolt and rattled the empire to the core ….

 

Read the full article written by me on Indic Today >>   How the ghost of 1857 rattled the British    

 

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Durga Malla – Gorkha in INA

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

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Sayajirao Gaekwad III – Maker of Modern Baroda

Sayajirao ushered in progressive reforms and modern amenities and towered over the other princes loyal to the British Raj

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

An article that has been shared over 19,000 times so far  !

In this article we shall explore how Chhatrapati Shivaji was an inspiration for Bengali patriots from 1857 onwards and how everyone from Tagore and Bipin Chandra Pal to Aurobindo Ghosh eulogized him.

 

Read the article in full at Indiafacts.org –> Chhatrapati Shivaji & Bengal