In a case of misplaced blame, the gates of a fort were held ‘guilty of treason’ by the Sikh army in the 19th century, while nearby a tree is still serving a sentence for ‘attacking’ a British army officer. Catch the fantastic tales in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
The Bhakti movement was a reaction to ‘alien’ traditions and religious orthodoxy and embodied the idea of equality before God. We look at its origin in Tamil Nadu and revisit some of the earliest Bhakti literature by the region’s poet-saints.
#DidYouKnow that India’s first-ever iron & steel plant was not the one set up by the Tatas in Jamshedpur? We go back 70 years earlier, to a small port town in Tamil Nadu, where a factory produced steel at par with the best in the world in the early 19th century
Unafraid to speak up against the British, this scholarly letter writer was scathing about the way they treated Indians and plundered India well before Dadabhai Naoroji propounded his ‘drain of wealth’ theory. Here’s a look at how his views were later echoed by reformists
It is more than geography that links the three imperial capitals of Delhi, Agra and Fatehpur Sikri and their magnificent monuments and heritage sites. In a new book, Shashank Shekhar Sinha presents their shared history and shows us how they fit into the grand designs of Emperors and Sultans.
One of the most pivotal and fiercest battles of the Second World War took place in Kohima, in Nagaland, in 1944. Forty years later, war veterans from Britain, India and Japan started coming together to heal old wounds and forge new friendships. Here’s the full story.
Patna’s Khuda Bakhsh Library has an astonishing collection of rare, world-class literature. Catch the story of this 130-year-old national treasure and the intriguing ways in which its founder hunted down manuscripts and books, which he dedicated to the people of Patna
Rani Avantibai was the Rani Lakshmibai of Ramgarh, a small kingdom in Madhya Pradesh. She was only 26 when she took on the British in 1857 but had led her people against their oppressive practices long before that. Here’s her incredible story.
The town of Aihole in Karnataka is famous not only for temples built by the Chalukyas of Badami but also for an inscription dedicated to a mighty 7th century CE King. Find out what it reveals and why it must be taken with a pinch of salt
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