Category Archives: Modern India

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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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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December 19, 1927

Shahjahanpur is one of those typical, dusty, sleepy small towns that dot the North Indian landscape.  The town was founded by Dilir Khan and Bahadur Khan, both of them generals who served in the court of the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan.  … Continue reading

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K.S.Thimayya

Coorg a tiny district in the state of Karnataka, is often called the “Scotland of India” for it’s lush green beauty, rolling hills and valleys, forests, lakes.  The term was actually given by Scotsmen, who began the coffee plantations there, … Continue reading

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Battle of Basantar

Shakargarh is a small tehsil town on the West bank of the Ravi river, originally a part of the Gurdaspur district, but transferred to Pakistan after Partition as per the Radcliffe award.  Pretty much a sleepy small town, like most … Continue reading

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