Category Archives: Modern India

Lala Har Dayal

Nalanda Club, Stanford University, 1913 The gathering place for Indian students there, a serious looking professor enters. The entry creates a rock star kind of buzz, among the students, as an air of expectation ran across the room. “December 23, … Continue reading

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Arun Khetarpal

The Battle of Basantar during the 1971 War, was one of the most intense and hardest fought battles in that conflict. One of the major tank battles post World War II, with both sides sustaining casualties. Much like the epic … Continue reading

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Madame Bhikaji Cama

Sttugart, Germany, 1907 The International Socialist Congress was underway at the industrial city in Germany, attended by 1000 representatives from across the world. Among the many delegates was an Indian lady in a colorful saree, whom many thought to be … Continue reading

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Battle of Dograi-1965 War

I had covered the Battle of Burki in my previous post, today I look at the Indian army’s continued advance on to Dograi, just 1 km away from Lahore, right on the outskirts.For the first and perhaps only time,  the … Continue reading

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Battle of Saragarhi

To understand the significance of Saragarhi, one needs to take a look at the backdrop. The Afridi tribe had a deal with the British to protect the strategically important Khyber Pass for 16 years, who in turn created a local … Continue reading

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Mahakavi Bharatiyar

Ettayapuram is a small town in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi district, one of the well known Zamindari estates ruled by Telugu Nayaks hailing from Chandragiri. Founded in 1567, by Ettappa Naicker, after whom the place is named, it gained an infamy … Continue reading

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Battle of Asal Uttar-1965 War

Khem Kharan is one of those typical small towns that dot the Indian landscape, located just 5 km from the India-Pakistan border, in Punjab’s Taran Taran district. It has a masoleum of a Sufi saint Pir Baba Sheikh Brahm.  The … Continue reading

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