Category Archives: Modern India

Khudiram Bose

May 2, 1908 The railway station at Muzaffarpur was crowded to see the boy. He was just 18, but looked so determined. The boy walked to the waiting police van, took his seat and loudly cried out “Vande Mataram”. There … Continue reading

Posted in Bengal, Indian Freedom Struggle, Modern India, Revolutionary Movements, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Operation Gibraltar

( This article was originally published by me here Operation Gibraltar  at Offprint) August 5, 1965- Darra Kassi, near Gulmarg A young Gujjar lad  Mohammed Din, tending to his flock of cattle is approached by two strange looking men , and … Continue reading

Posted in 1965 Indo Pak War, Indian Army, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Punya Tithi of Swami Vivekananda

4th of July, 1902 The day America was celebrating it’s Independence Day. It was the day a great soul would pass away into Mahasamadhi. Swami Vivekananda, a spiritual genius of commanding intellect and power who crammed immense labor and achievement … Continue reading

Posted in Bengal, Bengal Renaissance, Swami Vivekananda, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Dheeran Chinnamalai

  The Polygar Wars While 1857 is often regarded as the first large scale revolt against British rule, there were many localized revolts that broke out. And one of them was the Polygar Wars down South between March 1799 to … Continue reading

Posted in Polygar Wars, Tamil Nadu | Leave a comment

Veer Surendra Sai

When one looks at the history of the freedom struggle in Odisha, one name that would stand out would be that of Veer Surender Sai, who led a tribal revolt in Sambalpur that nearly rattled the British.  A born rebel, … Continue reading

Posted in Indian Freedom Struggle, Modern India, Odisha, Revolutionary Movements, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Veerapandya Kattaboman

Panchalankurichi is a small village located in Tamil Nadu’s  Thoothukudi district. It gets it’s name from the fact that 5 Pandya chieftains or Pancha Pandyas put up a brave resistance against the Madurai Nayaks in a valley( Kurichi) nearby.  The place … Continue reading

Posted in Polygar Wars, Tamil Nadu | 1 Comment

S.N.Bose-The God Particle

Dhaka  University, 1921 The University had just started functioning, the masters class in Physics was in progress. The reader taking up the class decided to enliven it a bit, by taking up a problem that was at the centerpoint of … Continue reading

Posted in Bengal, Bengal Renaissance, Science in India, Uncategorized | Leave a comment