Prithviraj and Sanyogita: A royal love saga from the 12th-century

Prithviraj And Sanyogita

The love saga of Chauhan ruler Prithviraj and Kannauj princess Sanyogita has not been told for centuries. The 12th-century love saga, which was memorialized by court poet Chand Bardai in his epic poem Prithviraj Raso, was not compared with the love sagas of Sohni-Maliwal and Heer-Ranjha. The romance was not highlighted anywhere except the comic book series Amar Chitra Katha and historical TV serial Dharti Ka Veer Yodha Prithviraj Chauhan. The romance was not highlighted because it was a saga in the time of war. Prithviraj Chauhan or Prithviraja III…

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Rajput warrior Maharana Pratap was taller than Indian wrestler Great Khali

Maharana Pratap

The bravery of the greatest Rajput warrior Maharana Pratap Singh Sisodiya was the eldest son of Uday Singh II (the founder of Udaipur) and the 13th ruler of Mewar. In 1540, Maharana Pratap was born in Kumbhalgarh Fort, about 85 km away from the City of Udaipur. He was 7.4 feet tall whereas the third Mughal ruler Akbar was 5.6 feet tall, Maratha ruler Shivaji was 5.5 feet tall, and history’s most successful ruler Alexander (Sikander) was just 5 feet tall. The height of Maharana Pratap was measured by the…

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India’s contribution to the world’s GDP was 21 to 25% during the Mughal period

India had World's largest economy during the Mughal era

India’s richest and World’s richest men were middle class in Akbar or Shah Jahan’s eyes if they would have lived during that era. Mughal ruler Akbar was richer than Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. The third Mughal ruler had controlled around 24% world’s GDP at the pinnacle of his reign, which would translate to a staggering $21 trillion today. Known for his lavish lifestyle and liberal religious attitude, the emperor was earning annual revenue of around £17.5 million in the last…

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Muhammad Ali Jinnah with Fatima Jinnah

None of us is uninformed about the motivational influences and organizing skills Mr. Jinnah had. He was smart enough to seize the tactical implications of any development when it was related to his work. The leader was a hard-working lawyer and deeply deliberated philosophy of life. It is true that the speeches delivered by All-India Muslim League founder were inspired Indian Muslims to form Pakistan which is considered as the most significant loss India ever met, but he carries some positive sides, too. One Muhammad Ali Jinnah encouraged education for…

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The unfortunate Mughal princess was as beautiful as her fortunate mother

Did Shah Jahan sleep with his daughter

Jahanara was the real designer of Old Delhi’s signature street  Jahanara Begum Sahib, the eldest child of Mughal emperor Shahjahan and Mumtaz Mahal, was born in Ajmer, raised in Agra, and died in Delhi at the age of 67. The princess was buried in a tomb in the Nizamuddin Dargah complex in New Delhi. She then received an after death title – Sahibat-uz-Zamani (Mistress of the Age) – from her brother, Aurangzeb. Made during her lifetime and considered as a tomb of simplicity, the description on the tomb reads as…

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The Mughals

The government of Maharashtra has recently decided to reduce the contribution of all the Mughal emperors who ruled India for few centuries to just three lines. It was reported that the education board of Maharashtra has recently revised their history books for class vii and ix and they have decided to remove the contribution made by the Muslim empires in the field of art & culture, political administration, poetry, foods, music, monuments, etc. Historians and other people from all over India have opposed this step taken by the education board…

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Today we will be reading about the reason behind the remembrance of Tripura’s most enlightened king by Tripura’s newly formed government. Maharaja (Bubagra) Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Debbarman, the last king, was perhaps the architect of modern Tripura. We cannot ignore the contribution in development planning made by the king who had planned the city for 5000 people about 150 years ago. Born on 19th August of 1908 in Tripura, the king was the first person to establish a higher educational institution in Tripura. Maharaja Bir Bikram was one of…

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Mughal hunting stories

There was a time when Lions roamed across the Asian continent – especially from Palestine to Palamau. These animals, over the past decades, have progressively wiped out their range. They have eventually being narrowed their numbers to a relict population in the Gir Forest and its surrounding areas in Saurashtra. It has been a home of the only lion population outside Africa for five consecutive decades. Due to the political chaos in central Asia, many Timurid princes, including Babar, fought for their inheritance. Zahiruddin Mohammad Babar, who was known for…

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Indian education system

Education Gaps  Education, related to our personal and professional growth, is among the basic needs. IPS officers, Managers, Lawyers, CEOs, Doctors, Engineers, Professors, Entrepreneurs, Scientists, Journalists, Writers, Geologists, and Politicians are the products of the education system. Hence, nation’s development depends on the education or learning process of its residents. The actual purpose of the education system is to turn mirrors into windows. Education plays a vital role in developing our knowledge, wisdom, behavior, ethics, values, sense of humor. What is the real scenario of our education system, and what…

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The Iron Man of India Never Wanted Kashmir to join India, But Chacha Nehru did!

Pandit Nehru

Instead of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, how would the Iron Man of India, Vallabh Bhai Patel, have handled the Kashmir problem if he had the first prime minister of India? Historians, experts, and commentators of Indian politics point that Patel was not eager to have Kashmir with India. Today we have a small discussion on this panorama. What experts say about the issue? Lord Mountbatten, the last viceroy of East India Company, played an important role in drafting the Indian Independence Bill. Lord Mountbatten told Maharaja Hari Singh just two months…

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