Monthly Archives: May 2015

Rash Behari Bose

(This post was originally published by me at http://indiaincredible.quora.com/Rash-Behari-Bose, reproducing the same here). “The story of Mr. Rash Behari Bose forms a vital part of India’s struggle for independence, and the victory which was finally achieved was in no small … Continue reading

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Chattrapati Sambhaji

  Mrutyuche aavhaan peluni, toch varasa aamhaala dila l Shivrayaancha Shambhu chaava, Hindu mhanuni amar jahala ll (Coming from the same legacy that confronted death, Shivaji’s son Shambhu, became immortal as a Hindu) Quite often, growing up in the shadow … Continue reading

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Land of the Ranas- Rana Sanga

( Continuing my series on Mewar, with this post on Rana Sanga, another great ruler. ). In my previous post on the Ranas of Mewar, I had covered on  Rana Kumbha . Now we shall take a look at Rana … Continue reading

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Land of the Ranas- Rana Kumbha

( In continuation of my series on Mewar, I examine the rise of the Sisodias, and the advent of the Ranas.) A giant of a personality, both physically and metaphorically, Rana Kumbha would stride like a colossus during the 15th … Continue reading

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Pritilata Wadedar

  Patiya is one of those small sleepy towns, that dot the countryside of Bangladesh, lying  on the busy route from Chittagong to Cox Bazaar. The town with a considerably high Hindu population  was one of the main centers of … Continue reading

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Veer Chhatrasal- The Lion of Bundelkhand

Bundelkhand a region lying between the Indo-Gangetic plain and the Vindhyas, marked by hills, valleys, sparse vegetation and rocky outcrops. A region known for it’s harsh climate, aridity and barren spaces, an environment that has produced some of the hardiest … Continue reading

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