Tipu was an autocratic or rather despotic ruler; by some accounts, he despised the Hindus (while also gave the support for Shringeri Temple and Ranganath Temple of Mysore ). He also wanted to impose the Persian language over Kannada. Having recognized those vices, Tipu was inspired by the ideas of the French Revolution. He wanted … Continue reading A comment on Tipu Sultan’s death.
Of the triumvirate – Lal-Bal-Pal ( Lala Lajpat Rai, Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Bipin Chandra Pal) of India’s freedom movement against the British colonial rule, Lala Lajpat Rai was a multi-faceted personality and led a life of ceaseless activity dedicated to a selfless service to the nation. He was drawn into one of the most creative movements … Continue reading Profiles of Personalities: Lala Lajpat Rai
The triumvirate of Lal Bal Pal ( Lala Lajpat Rai, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Bipin Chandra Pal) of assertive nationalists whose contribution in Indian Freedom Struggle is unparalleled. Contemporary writers of that period and historians have chosen to call the trio as the ‘extremists’ which sort of evokes a negative connotation diminishing their tall contribution in … Continue reading Triumvirate of Lal Bal Pal
Been sometime, I wrote on blog, as I had my exams coming up. Here is my first post after long gap. We all have been shoved upon us with the information that Hitler is the worst killer or human in the history. (Read this, I have got a different point of view) But did you … Continue reading A case of distortion of History
We are hardly told anything about him; at least I knew very few things about him from lessons in school. I just knew that he was the chairman of drafting committee of our Constitution; he was awarded Bharat Ratna, he is responsible for the menace of reservation system, he was born in a low caste, … Continue reading Dr B. R. Ambedkar – Some untold facts.
In the one of the previous articles (named "Legislations in British India – Part 1") I have discussed about the acts passed by the British Parliament when company was in charge of administration. Post 1857, after sepoy mutiny, British took the administration into its hands directly and rule came to be called British Raj. The … Continue reading Legislations in British India Part 2
Just like modern day actors, sportsmen, business icons who are revered for building their careers from scratch, say for example Rajnikanth (Shivaji Gaekwad), there was another great man approximately 4 centuries back, coincidentally was also Shivaji, albeit Shivaji Bhosale, who built his career from scratch. His father was Jagirdar who worked in Mysore region and … Continue reading Shivaji Raje Bhosale. A warrior, hero and symbol of unity
Robert Clive, often referred to as “Clive of India” amassed so much illegal wealth after the Battle of Plassey and Buxar that people back in England started to call him and his associates “nabobs”, anglicized version of Nawabs. When he returned back to England in 1769, people were astounded with the fortune he acquired. In … Continue reading Legislations in British India – Part 1
There was a network of education centers like Pathshalas, Tols, Madarasas, and Maktabs in India where the young kids learnt from the religious texts , and other ancient literatures for various kinds of knowledge in literature, art, science, law etc, and there was no awareness of the scientific advances happening throughout the world. Initially EIC … Continue reading Education in India during the British rule
Hello Friends, I am starting to make notes for Modern History of India, this classification begins with the fall of Mughal Empire, that is after 1707, death of Aurangzeb. However, I'd like to begin with Expansion of British rule as first post. A friend and a reader of my blog asked me how remembered the precise … Continue reading Expansion of British Rule: Made Easy to remember, 600 words story