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The problem here is not just about the celebration of mediocrity, but also of the lack of mass appeal of those who are classified as ‘elite’ in the literary circuit.
French secularism roughly it translates as the separation of religious affairs from governmental activities.
The rift between Sasikala and Panneerselvam and the overall chaos in the party, highlights all that was wrong with the Dravidian movement
From the beginning of the Christian era, several Indian kingdoms were formed in regions of Southeast Asia.
Throughout the late eighteenth and nineteenth century, as more and more territories came under the British rule, a series of surveys and mapping exercises were carried out.
Trump’s decision to attack the Syrian base today can hardly be seen in tune with the overall structure of foreign policy maintained by America towards the country.
The nature of the labour recruitment was such that only those from the lowest castes and poor economic backgrounds were approached for the practice.
Trump’s order has unleashed widescale criticism from environmentalists who consider the ruling to be “dangerous and going against the broader trend toward cleaner energy technologies.”
Deriving maximum profits from the region’s strategic location and economic resources, the government of Pakistan had left the people of the area without any basic rights or state benefits.
“Greek mythology plays an important role in our understanding of concepts like ‘democracy’, ‘justice’ and ‘nation-state’,” said Pattanaik.
In present times as the country struggles to find religious liberation in political governance, it is Bhagat Singh’s ideas of atheism that needs to be reflected upon and drawn inspiration from.
It was Churchill, whose policies led to large scale depletion of the empire’s economic resources to the extent that led to death of millions of Indians.
Internationally, the Indus Water Treaty is seen as one of the most successful cases of conflict resolution especially considering the fact that it has stayed in place despite the two countries having been engaged in four wars.
The other big victim of Nazism, Italy had joined France, Netherlands, Germany and Luxemberg in its bid to stay away from war in future.
After the general elections of 2014, Modi knew, just as his party did, that they had to firmly hold on to the ‘Modi wave’ in order to make inroads in every state of India.
Legend suggests that in the earliest times kingship in India was thought to be based upon human need and military necessity, and that the king's first duty was to lead his subjects in war.
On various instances women have risen in unison not just for gender related issues, but also spearheaded some significant socio-economic movements in the country.
"Aurangzeb protected more Hindu temples than he destroyed. He employed more Hindus in his imperial administration than any prior Mughal ruler by a fair margin," says Truschke.
The origins of the EIC lay in certain developments in seventeenth century England that acted as a catalyst for increasing curiosity in the East.
As per records, the trek by land must have been undertaken by at least 400,000 refugees, if not more.
To read the two epics as a work of religion is unwarranted and nothing but politically motivated.
To the average Indian, Shivaji has over the years come to represent everything that is glorious and fearless about his past.
The judgment stated that the only way to determine support enjoyed by a particular state government would be by means of a floor test.
The sinking of the Ghazi in mysterious circumstances has been a contentious issue between India and Pakistan ever since.
Dara Shikoh was the brother of Aurangazeb and was killed by the latter.
Soon after the riots, the Samajwadi Party’s government was under severe attack for not only poor management of the situation but also for having instigated the violence.
Personalities like Anarkarli and Jodha Bai are also similar cases of fictional accounts becoming part of popular historical understanding.
A day after his assassination, Mahatma Gandhi featured across the front page of practically every major newspaper of the world as the symbol of loss that India would find hard to recover from.
The legacy left behind by Bose in independent India was a source of constant worry to an American government stuck in cold war with communist USSR .
The earliest evidence of Jallikattu or bull taming can be found in ancient Indian cave paintings and seal iconography.
Food from India did not just form a major part of import, but had over time become an essential part of British diet.
MGR used his popularity both as an actor and as a public figure to make the AIADMK a successful political party that would go on to achieve sweeping victories over many elections.
Hollingworth passed away on January 10 having lived a daring, adventurous life of 105 years.
With a population of 0.26 crore and 60 Assembly seats, the state has seen the Congress government in power for the last 15 years with Okram Ibobi Singh in chief ministerial role since 2002.
According to majority of the Burmese Buddhists, ‘Rohingyas’ is a fabricated religious identity.
In a year that saw several battles between the Left and the Right, history kept getting caught in the middle.