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 Read all of Aneesh Gokhale’s articles in Creative India : Creative India – … Continue reading Durga Malla – Gorkha in INA

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)