Category Archives: Modern India

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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Battle of Burki-1965 War

Barki is a small village located in Pakistan’s Punjab province, right near the border. Just 11 km from the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore, and located on the banks of the BRB(Bambawali-Ravi-Bedlan) Canal or Ichogil Canal.  This sleepy little … Continue reading

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1965 Indo-Pak War- Aerial Conflict

Continuing my series on the 1965 War,I had earlier covered Operation Gibraltar and Operation Grand Slam in the run up to the war. In this post I take a look at the aerial conflicts in the war. As I had mentioned … Continue reading

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