If Akbar had been successful in spreading “Din-e-Ilahi”, how different would the political and theological scenario of India have been today?

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By Sunil Kumar Probable question; Akbar in the latter stage of his life invited people of different faiths and attempted to build syncretism, tolerance and inclusion in his court and consequently Islam in the subcontinent. If he had successfully spread, …

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Who is the fair lady in “London Bridge is falling down”?

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By Sunil Kumar According to this link; it’s either Henry I’s consort Matilda of Scotland or Eleanor of Provence. Origin of London Bridge is Falling Down | Historic Mysteries Related articles Adeliza of Louvain, Lady of the English: A Forgotten …

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How were the drainage systems of Indus valley civilization forgotten during medieval times in India?

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By Sunil Kumar Almost all history is open to interpretation and questioning; due to the fact that nobody is sure as to what happened exactly; and anybody who claims to be a 100% certain is either bluffing or living in …

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Why did Morarji Desai resign?

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By Sunil Kumar Morarji Desai’s reputation as a tough nut and a strong follower of fellow Gujarati M.K Gandhi was forged even before independence. Interesting snippets: The oldest of eight children and son of a school-teacher Morarji Desai became part …

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Why did India-China relations go bad?

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By Sunil Kumar   Thanks. You’re right in saying that India and China never had any large-scale conflicts for thousands of years. But; both countries were not a single political unit in the modern sense until the middle of the …

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What were the opinions of Swami Vivekananda on British rule in India? How did socio-religious movements like this help the freedom struggle?

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By Sunil Kumar Swami Vivekananda aka Naren Dutta was a man with a keen intellect; who was quite well-read. Like other Bengalis of the time; he joined the Brahmo Samaj; an organization which worked for social upliftment; but disagreed with …

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Jaipur, LitFests And Life

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By Sunil Kumar My 244th Post on this site. About the flowing river of partial cerebral ecstasy that is the Jaipur Literature Fest. By now; I’m sort of a veteran of this relentless idea/thought/self-importance blabbering described as a meeting crossroads …

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Why are Sherlock and Watson never arrested for letting criminals get away?

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By Sunil Kumar Qra answers continued; Sherlock and Watson are usually called upon to assist Lestrade(the inspector) in his cases. As the hero of the short stories; Sherlock is supposed to be the wizard; who dazzles everybody with his brilliance; …

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How did World War I lead to the appointment of Hitler?

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By Sunil Kumar World War I was mainly due to the rivalry of Germany under Kaiser Wilhelm and Britain. Ironically; Germany had only become united in the 19th century; with the strongest state being Prussia controlled by a Chancellor Bismarck. …

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Why couldn’t the French maintain control over their colonies like the British?

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By Sunil Kumar Possible reason according to me: turmoil in France compared to relative stability in Britain. In 1789; France had a bloody revolution when most of their royals lost their heads; i.e were guillotined. After that France saw the …

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