Category: History

India has a history going back thousands of years and a prehistory going back hundreds of thousands of years. almost five thousand years ago, the inhabitants of the Indus Valley Civilisation had developed an urban culture. In the long march of centuries, India has witnessed the rise and fall of several empires and conquerors. There have been various dynasties fighting battles among themselves and against foreign invaders

Islamic India - The biggest holocaust in World History

Islamic India – The biggest holocaust in World History

With the invasion of India by Mahmud Ghazni about 1000 A.D., began the Muslim invasions into the Indian subcontinent and they lasted for several centuries. Nadir Shah made a mountain of the skulls of the Hindus he killed in Delhi...

/ 2016-01-09

Bhaskaracharya – The great Astronomer and Mathmatician

The period between 500 and 1200 AD was the golden age of Indian Astronomy. During this golden period an Indian wizard was born who contributed greatly to the conception of Astronomy and Mathematics. He was none other than Bhaskaracharya. Bhaskaracharya was the...

/ 2015-11-26
Sun temple martand

Islamic destruction of Hindu temples

Muslim politicians and scholars in present-day India resent any reference whatsoever to the destruction of Hindu temples in medieval times. They react as if it is a canard being spread by those they stigmatise as Hindu communalists. There was, however,...

/ 2015-11-22
pre-islamic hindu and buddhist heritage of afghanistan

A Peep Into Hindu & Buddhist Past of Afghanistan

Afghanistan is today a Muslim country separated from India by another Muslim country Pakistan. But in 980 C.E. Afghanistan was a place where the people were Hindus and Buddhists. The year 980 C.E. marks the beginning of the Muslim invasion into...

/ 2015-11-15
astronomer Lalla

The twelve Yantras of astronomer Lalla

Lalla was an eighth-century Indian astronomer, astrologer, and mathematician who lived in central India, possibly in the Lata region in modern south Gujarat. Despite the significance of Lalla’s work, very little is known about his life. Lalla did not record any dates relating to his...

/ 2015-11-04

Jaya – The original name of Mahabharata

The Mahabharata is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India, the other being the Ramayana. Not surprisingly, Mahabharata has not merited as much translation as the Ramayana. Most storytellers focus only on a few episodes, those that...

/ 2015-11-02
Alexander the Great

Failed Indian invasion by Alexander of Macedon

In 326 BCE a formidable European army invaded India. Led by Alexander of Macedon it comprised battle hardened Macedonian soldiers, Greek cavalry, Balkan fighters and Persians allies. The total number of fighting men numbered more than 41,000. Their most memorable...

/ 2015-10-11
Aryabhata The Great Indian Astronomer & Mathematician

Aryabhata: The Great Indian Astronomer & Mathematician

On October 22, 2008, a group of space scientists huddled together in tense anticipation. They were awaiting the launch of Chandrayaan-1, India’s first lunar probe. The probe, which made India just the fourth nation to plant its flag on the...

/ 2015-04-16
Destruction of The Indian System of Education by British

Destruction of The Indian System of Education by British

During the time of the East India Company and later, in the British rule, there seem to have been two motives working in the minds of the rulers: plundering the wealth of this land and the ‘white man’s burden’ of...

/ 2015-04-07
The Divine Holy Waters

The Divine Holy Waters

From the beginning of recorded history, India has honoured her rivers, both for their beauty and their blessings. Seven of these rivers were singled out for recognition as goddesses, not for their hydrological profile but for the sacred and cultural...

/ 2015-03-26