Category Archives: Indian History

Ranjit Singh- Capture of Lahore

After the passing away of Aurangzeb in 1707, the Mughal Empire fell into a state of disarray with weak rulers and constant intrigues. Revolts broke out all over with the Rajputs in Western India, the Marathas in Central India, carving … Continue reading

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Vellore Mutiny

Typically the 1857 Revolt, is often seen as the first large scale armed revolt against the British rule, and is often the most discussed one too. But around 50 years before this, there was an equally bloody revolt on July … Continue reading

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Musunuri Prolaya Nayaka – The History of Telugu Saffron Warriors

Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, the eminent freedom fighter, once said “Oh Motherland, sacrifice for you is like life. Living without you is death.’ Hundreds of year before Savarkar was born, a Kakatiya-era chieftain named Musunuri Prolaya Nayaka took the message to … Continue reading

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Rani Durgavati

Rani Durgavati, was the brave Gond queen, who refused to surrender to Emperor Akbar and fought till the end. A true heroine, who took over the kingdom on her husband’s death, and defied the mighty Mughal army. She was born … Continue reading

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June 22, 1897- Chapekar Brothers

Chinchwad now an upcoming residential, and commercial suburb, was a small, dusty village, during the late 19th century. Adjoining the North West of Pune, it’s right now famous for its furniture factories, and the adjoining industrial suburb, of Pimpri, which … Continue reading

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Birsa Munda

One of the more ignored aspects of the Indian freedom struggle has been the various tribal revolts that broke out against the British rule. Tribals were prohibited from cutting trees for firewood, their traditional Podu cultivation was banned, and they … Continue reading

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Savarkar My Hero

Veer Savarkar has been one of my heroes. One of the most fascinating, multi talented personalities ever. Freedom fighter, nationalist, activist, thinker, writer and sadly a very misunderstood personality too. Here was some one who braved the worst form of … Continue reading

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