Few people realise that it was V.D. Savarkar who first described the Revolt of 1857 as ‘The Indian War of Independence’. Or, that he opened up many, until then forgotten chapters of the Revolt in his book published in 1909. While the book was banned by the British, Savarkar’s work had a far reaching impact. Here is how.
The hallowed halls of the Bombay High Court are located in one of Mumbai’s most iconic Victorian Gothic buildings, striking fear and hope, depending on which way the scales of justice tilt. On its 157th anniversary, let us look back at how the justice system in Mumbai evolved and the keepers of the people’s conscience in the court’s early days
Do you know where to find the pistol that Chandra Shekhar Azad used to kill himself to avoid being captured alive by the British?