The excavation at Lal Pahari is yet another clue found in recent years as part of a larger effort by researchers and government officials to resurrect a long-forgotten, prosperous city called Krimila, which has been identified in and around the present-day town of Lakhisarai in Bihar.
Known for its Taj Mahal styled 17th-century marble Bibi ka Maqbara and ancient Ajanta-Ellora caves, the present-day Aurangabad was originally built in the early 16th century by Malik Ambar–an African slave turned warrior.
Situated on the banks of the river Ganges, the 12-acre complex of the Patna Collectorate contains within it a precious slice of history from a time when the city used to be a bustling trade centre for Europeans.
In the 15th and 16th centuries, little was understood about the science behind the dancing plague. The societies of the time offered explanations, ranging from demonic possession, wrath of God to bites of spiders.
Seleucus had first set foot in India in 326 BC as a newly-appointed captain of an infantry guard in the army of Alexander who was fighting against King Porus. However, nearly two decades later he was again standing on the shores of River Indus as a king looking to protect his borders and expand his empire.
Even though Delhi, Lucknow, Kanpur were the epicentres of the uprising, several other areas in Oudh, Rohilkhand and Bihar also witnessed crucial events and produced several local leaders. The events in these regions had political consequences and determined the way ahead for both sides.
The story of Malik Ambar, an African slave turned warrior, is an unusual one. Sold and bought several times by slave dealers during his youth, fate brought him miles away from his home in Ethiopia to India.
The Vatican normally waits 70 years after the death of a pope before making his archives available for study. However, in this case, the records have been made public eight years prior to this deadline.
Political tensions escalated in Zimbabwe after police banned an anti-government demonstration planned by the country's main opposition party — the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) in the central city of Gweru.
Born in 1614, Jahanara lived a life outside the conventional role of a Mughal princess —as an exemplary poet, writer, architect, engineer and painter, especially in an era where the lives of Mughal women were largely confined within the walls of the zenana.
Like Sonal Chopra, college students from across the country who identify themselves as LGBTQIA (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Intersex and Asexual) were happy and relieved as soon as the Supreme Court on Thursday delivered a landmark judgment scrapping Section 377 of the IPC.