Posts Tagged ‘History’

Who won the Battle of Haldighati, fought between Emperor Akbar’s Mughal army and the Mewar forces of Maharana Pratap? The question continues to arouse controversy, 442 years after that legendary encounter. Last year, the Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education approved a revision of the Class X  Social Science Text...

Anuja Chandramouli’s Rani Padmavati: The Burning Queen has been well appreciated by readers for bringing life to the historical character of Rani Padmavati who stood up for her own rights and self-respect centuries ago. We bring to you some of the reader reviews which might entice you to read this book for...

Indian history has more than its fair share of villains whom we love to hate – Mahmud of Ghazni, Mohammad of Ghur, Alauddin Khalji, Mohammad bin Tughlaq, Aurangzeb to name a few. At present though, it is Alauddin Khalji’s moment to shine. Believed to be the most sadistic Shah of all time, was he truly deserving...

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.

5 Hindi novels by some of the best chroniclers of Indian history to make sense of the India of today

Remember Hank finding out WW is Walter White? If it wasn't for poetry, he couldn't have done that.

7 reasons why Virginia Woolf's feminism still shows us the way ahead

Some people think Shakespeare may not have existed at all, and that someone else wrote his plays under a pseudonym

The couple lived separately, Indira Gandhi in the PM’s house and Feroze Sa’ab in the MP quarters some distance away.