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How power was transferred in the Mughal empire

The cardinal rule for Mughal princes was 'Ya Takht, Ya Takhta' (the throne or the funeral pyre).The princes went to battle against their brothers, even their father, to become emperor, points out......

'We can no more do away with the Mughals than we can do away with the British'

'Both empires had profound influences on modern India.''But neither can India's history be reduced to the actions of imperial rulers.''We need to think about India's history beyond India's current......

Remembering Shivaji's greatest battle

The Battle of Pratapgad can be termed the turning point in Indian history as it interrupted the continuous chain of Muslim successes on the battlefield.Colonel Anil A Athale (retd) remembers the......

The Pakistan Problem: The Long Term Option

'The best course for India is to wait out the implosion that is bound to take place in Pakistan sooner than later.'We have to ensure that the fallings debris from a collapsing State does not damage......

Marathas wanted to 'liberate' Hindu holy sites

Contemporary records speak of Chhatrapati Shivaji's resolve to liberate Hindu holy places, and the later Maratha rulers carried forward his legacy, Colonel Anil A Athale (retd) reveals in a......

When the Mughals turned to demonetisation

It's five months after 8/11.But this is not the first time that India's currency of the time faced the axe.The Mughals, after invading a territory, would effect the demonetisation of the local......

World's most expensive jewels sold at auctions

An extraordinary 34-carat 'Princie' diamond from the mines of Golconda in South India, once owned by the world's richest man - the last Nizam of Hyderabad - fetched a whopping $39 million at an......

The story of Kasimbazar's networks

If you do not know much about Kasimbazar, I would not hold it against you; after all it has a population of only 10,000 and lies in one of the most neglected corners of the state of West Bengal.......

Indian incomes rose during British rule

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's address on accepting an honorary degree at Oxford has been castigated by both the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Left for praising the British Raj.Whilst the......

Ways to market tourism

India receives three million foreign tourists a year while a small country like Thailand, with much more limited geographic and historical attraction, receives more than three times that number and......

First look: Ajay Devgn in an as Taanaji

Like Ajay Devgn in this new look? Ajay Devgn tweeted the poster of his new film Taanaji and captioned it, 'He fought for his People, his Soil & his King Chhatrapati Shivaji. The unsung warrior of......

Review: Bajirao Mastani is Magnificent. Fragile. Flawed.

'Talwar se zyada dhaar chalane wale ki soch mein honi chahiye,' says the strategy-savvy Bajirao in Bajirao Mastani. Only if director Sanjay Leela Bansali had listened, says Sukanya Verma. The......

Review: Priyanka, Ranveer are terrific in Bajirao Mastani

'This is a giant film, a magnum opus drunk on its own magnum-ity, and it is perfectly clear early on, as the narrative races out the gate and gauntlets are flung up in the air and shot through with......

The Shah Rukh vs Sanjay Leela Bhansali deja vu!

This December has a lot in common with the Diwali of 2007! Festival releases are an exciting time in Bollywood. Be it Eid, Diwali or Christmas, the occasion spells the year’s biggest films......

Rishi: Please don't call me chocolate hero

Rishi Kapoor fielded questions from the media about his turn as Rauf Lala in Agneepath in New Delhi recently. Here's what he said.Rishi Kapoor, the 'chocolate' hero of the phenomenally successful......

Afghan cricket: The Indian connection

There is a more authentic Indian cricket connection to Afghanistan, says Gulu Ezekiel, and that is through the family roots of Iftikhar Ali Khan, the Nawab of Pataudi. IMAGE: Mansur Ali Khan......
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Remembering Shivaji's greatest battle

The Battle of Pratapgad can be termed the turning point in Indian history as it interrupted the continuous chain of Muslim successes on the... ...

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The Long Term Option

'The best course for India is to wait out the implosion that is bound to take place in Pakistan sooner than later.'We have to ensure that the... ...

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William Dalrymple

Thiruvananthapuram: Historians warp much about the railways, democracy and rule of law on every possible occasion when it comes to the... ...

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Books You Must Read

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Thieves steal famed Indian jewels from Venice exhibit

Thieves today stole precious Indian jewels from the famed Al Thani Collection that were on show in a Venetian palace, making off with a brooch and... ...

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