Published by a group of six people, including four law students and two teachers, it soon turned into a tri-weekly newspaper by 1883 and then to an evening daily in 1889.
The case that involved multiple conspiracies with variegated objectives, was directed towards these seven people, who were accused of leaking out vital defence secrets to Pakistan.
Among the princely states that had not acceded to the Indian union by August 1947, the case of Hyderabad was perhaps of the most complex, mainly by virtue of its location.
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.
Beer brewing may have been, at least in part, an underlying motivation to cultivate cereals in the southern Levant, supporting the beer hypothesis proposed by archaeologists more than 60 years ago.
The migration of Hindi, in particular, the variant used in parts of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, is intimately tied up with the history of India itself.
The flag was designed by San Francisco based artiste, army personnel and gay rights activist Gilbert Baker in 1978. In 1974, Baker met American politician Harvey Milk who was another popular gay icon in the United States.
The century-old the law against homosexuality was imposed on pre-independent India in accordance with the Christian principles on which the British kingdom was founded.
The word ‘Dalit’ has for years been used to identify those who fall outside the caste system in the Brahmanical social order. However, the term has acquired a political connotation, being associated with the radical movement of the depressed classes in recent times.
Eid al Adha and Eid al Fitr are the two main holidays in Islam, but while both are called 'eid', there is a huge difference in the reason for their celebrations as well as the nature of festivities.
Records show that thousands of people lost their lives and property, flora and fauna were destroyed and several parts of the Malabar region were submerged in water.
A writer and a poet before joining politics, Vajpayee’s dexterity with words was what brought him into the Lok Sabha.
On August 15, Jammu and Kashmir had not yet acceded to either India or Pakistan. In this atmosphere of uncertainty, there was hardly anyone who celebrated Independence in Kashmir.
Seventy-one years after India freed itself from the clutches of British rule, how exactly is the political philosophy of Sri Aurobindo remembered?
Cinema, by Ghatak’s own admission, was nothing more than a means of expression. He obdurately refused to present a unified picture of Bengal or look at the jubilation of Independence. Instead, he focussed on the price one had to pay for it and compelled the audience to do the same.
Hari Bhaskaran’s recent book titled ‘These blooming Anglos” narrates the extraordinary history, achievements, and spirit of life exhibited by the Anglo-Indians.
Despite the multiple allegations against him, no one can take away the legacy he has left behind, be it in terms of the role that cinema and theatre has to play in political and social reform, or in the way, a movement by those in the margins of society could change the social fabric of a state.
Over 1000 Mysorean rockets were recently unearthed from the silt of an abandoned well at a village in Shivamogga district in Karnataka.
The Assam Accord of 1985 began with the assurance that the “government has all along been most anxious to find a satisfactory resolution to the problem of foreigners in Assam.”
When Imran Khan launched his party in 1996, few would have predicted that 20 years down the line, his party would be neck-to-neck in battle with PML-led by Nawaz Sharif’s brother Shahbaz Sharif.