The Senapati of the kingdom of Koch Behar led many victorious military campaigns. He also gave protection to Shrimant Shankaradeva and rebuilt the destroyed Kamakhya temple … Continue reading Chilarai – The swift – as – a- kite Koch warrior
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
Jaichand is today a name synonymous with treachery. But what exactly did he gain by siding with Ghori ? A comfortable life one would reckon ? … Continue reading What happened to Jaichand of Kannauj ?
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 !
A list of more than seventy battles fought under Chhatrapati Sambhaji against Mughals , Siddi, Portuguese etc Continue reading Chhatrapati Sambhaji – Battles fought during Maratha War of Independence (1680 to 1707)
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
Hemchandra conquered Delhi and Agra . He won twenty two consecutive battles against the Mughals. He was crowned as a monarch and took the title “Vikramaditya” … Continue reading The Forgotten King – Hemu
The great Ahom king Rudra Singha had mobilised 4 lakh soldiers to invade Mughal-ruled Bengal, but his untimely death at Guwahati stalled the campaign Read my … Continue reading Rudra Singha – Plan to invade Bengal
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 .
Sample pages from ” Sahyadris to Hindukush “ Chapter 3 — Jirga , Kandahar The dry brown-red cedar leaf crunched under the horse’s hoof, splintering into a hundred pieces with a distinct crackle. Rehmat Khan Barakzai, astride the sturdy Arabian horse, wrapped his keffiyah closer to his face, to protect himself from the chilly autumn winds that had begun to blow across the Afghan city of Kandahar. He looked across the barren landscape, a drab mixture of grey , light brown and yellow. Here and there, the spruce and deodar trees sprang out of the ground, bereft of leaves, … Continue reading Chapter 3 – Jirga , Kandahar