Author Archives: Ratnakar Sadasyula

About Ratnakar Sadasyula

Blogger with a passion in movies, music,books and history. A techie by profession, and a writer at heart. Author of City of Victory a book on Vijayanagar Empire

Ardeshir Tarapore

The 1965 India-Pakistan war, had one of the largest number of tank battles post World War II.  I think only other equivalent could be the Arab-Israel wars and the 1990 Gulf War. One of the most well known tank battles … Continue reading

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Baba Gurdit Singh-Komagata Maru

Komagata Maru, a name that resonates in the history of India’s freedom struggle. The Japanese steamship carrying Indians trying to migrate to Canada in 1914, majority of whom were Sikhs, along with a fairly good number of Hindus and Muslims, … Continue reading

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Krantiveera Sangoli Rayanna

Kittur is one of the small towns located in the district of Belgavi, in Northern Karnataka. The town would however earn a place in Indian history for the resistance against the East India Company by Rani Chenamma in 1824 when … Continue reading

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They Lived Dangerously- Kakori, 1925

Kakori is a small town located near Lucknow, famous for it’s kebabs, Dasheri mangoes and Zardozi work. It is also the seat of the Qadiriya Qalandari Sufi order, and since the 15th century, one of the main abodes of the … Continue reading

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Pingali Venkayya

The Indian flag is a symbol of the country‚Äôs sovereign state, its history and culture. The Tiranga is something we salute on every Republic Day and Independence Day. Yet how many of us know about the man who actually designed … Continue reading

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Veer Kunwar Singh

Of the many well known Rajput clans in the North, one of them is the Ujjainiya found primarily in Bihar, tracing it’s origin to Ujjain. The clan claims descent from Raja Bhoj, and by the 17th century, they were recognized … Continue reading

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Kalpana Datta

Chittagong now in Bangladesh, was one of the most important cities strategically for the British during their rule. Located on the banks of the Karnaphuli river, the city was host to many British companies like like James Finlay, Duncan Brothers, … Continue reading

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Battle of Pavan Khind

In my previous posts I had covered the rise of Shivaji Maharaj through his victories at Pratapgarh and Panhala. With the Adil Shahis having had to face many routs at the hands of Shivaji, the Bijapur ruler Ali Adil Shah … Continue reading

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Maharaja Ranjit Singh- The Sikh Empire

I had earlier covered Ranjit Singh’s early life and the events leading to capture of Lahore, that laid the foundation of the Sikh Empire. Here I will be looking primarily at how he expanded his Empire, and his kingdom. Ranjit … Continue reading

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Nilkantha Somayaji

One of the most famous schools of mathematics and astronomy in India was the Kerala school of maths and astronomy, founded by Madhava of Sangamagrama during the 14th century, who made pioneering studies in infinite series, calculus, trignometry, geometry and … Continue reading

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