One of India’s darkest chapters was the Emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi in the ’70s. It was also when her son Sanjay ordered the brutal and compulsory mass sterilisation programme to curb population growth. We return to a period whose scars are visible even today.
In the decades since Independence, reservations have always stirred debate. But did you know that quotas were first implemented by a young Chhatrapati from Kolhapur more than a hundred years ago? Here’s how this became a milestone in the history of modern India...
He led India for 17 years, his socialist reforms setting the tone for the new nation. But it was the heartbreak of betrayal, when China attacked in 1962, that he found unbearable. In the death of Jawaharlal Nehru in 1964, India lost one of her greatest statesmen.
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