As Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh go to polls in the coming days, here is a look at how the erstwhile royalties of these states have continued to rule through modern political mechanisms.
Professor S D Biju said Northeast India was “rich in amphibian diversity, but despite being part of two globally recognised biodiversity hotspots (Himalayas and Indo-Burma), this region is neglected as compared to the Western Ghats hotspot in southern India”.
After the Congress split in 1969, the faction led by Indira Gandhi is known to have taken a conscious turn towards socialism. Interestingly, the new symbol of the breakaway faction led by Gandhi was that of a cow suckling its calf.
Historical records show that almost all the material available on Thugs are those written by the British. Ironically, there is no record written in the Indian vernaculars that can be considered a source for deriving the history of the Thugs.
The divergences in the form and depictions that Kali denotes across different parts of the subcontinent is largely reflexive of the way in which her character developed and blended with local traditions and Hindu symbolism.
The British did not just lay the foundation stone of an urban civilisation in the hilly district but also developed it with roads, transport, and bridges.
The shift of the Pal community from the potter’s wheel to the making of clay idols is a story of exploring new caste identities through changing power structures and economic opportunities.
The military relationship between the two countries dates back to the 1960s when the world was almost neatly split into two as a result of cold war politics.
In course of time, the Gandhian way of struggle against exploitation would turn into a politically methodology in itself, inspiring several other revolutionaries around the world who dreamt of challenging the powerful.
The question regarding whether the mosque is integral to Islam had come up as part of the Ayodhya dispute when in 1994 the Supreme Court had stated that “a mosque is not an essential part of the practice of the religion of Islam”.
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.