Posts Tagged ‘empire’

The Chocolate Men When the corps disbanded on 14 February 1900, Gandhi raised the issue of the ‘Queen’s Chocolate’ that had been given as a gift to (white) soldiers. He wrote to Chamberlain on 22 February to request a chocolate each for the Ambulance Corps leaders who had ‘volunteered without pay’ and would...

An Indian empire at the peak of its power. Everyone wants a share of the riches of Nagapattinam. When a Greek pirate ship sails in to loot the wealth of the Cholas, it is brutally defeated by the navy and forced to pay a compensation. A payment that includes a twelve-year-old girl, Aremis. Here is an excerpt from the...

We know you haven’t had an affair with your History books after your board exams, eons ago, but dust them off and take a quiz to test your knowledge. Revisit with us the glory and shine of ancient India with its kings, kingdoms, and war.

Rajendra Chola, who succeeded to the Chola throne in 1014, ruled the Chola empire at a time of expansion, forging the Cholas into a mighty naval power that dominated and controlled the Indian Ocean. During his reign, the Cholas grew to become second only to Song China in their influence and authority. But how would...