Can Britons be considered as the reason for the birth of Indian nationalism, which was absent until 1857?

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By Sunil Kumar No, actually. A pan-Indian identity and ethos has been present in the subcontinent for a long time; and even foreigners and invaders acknowledged this. Indian identity was in existence since the Indus Valley Civilization with the Sumerian …

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Did Alexander the Great have a love life?

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By Sunil Kumar Ofcourse; Alexander was possibly bisexual. For a guy who wanted to reach the ends of the earth(the known world at the time) and who defeated the very formidable Persian empire; carnal relations were a sidetrack in his …

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Will Fox Mulder find his missing sister, Samantha in the new season 11 of the X-Files?

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By Sunil Kumar Have been watching Season 11 for some time now. Mostly focused on Mulder and Scully’s son Jackson Van De Kamp. The missing sister “Samantha” plot point which was used in many previous story arcs seems to be …

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Can you give us the clear difference between the nawabs and nabobs during the British colonization of India?

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By Sunil Kumar “Can you give us the clear difference between the nawabs and nabobs during the British colonization of India?” Not much of a difference; the words are nearly synonyms. Nabob is an old Anglo-Indian word used for people …

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If India had actively participated in WW2, would India have been a developed country just like how the WWs made US a superpower?

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By Sunil Kumar If India had been an independent country; and part of the winning side- The Allies; then it may have made some difference to India’s standing- mostly political and not economic. Another big if- as an independent country; …

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What is a micro history book?

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By Sunil Kumar A microhistory book is as the name suggests an intensive investigation into a small unit of research(for example; a single individual, a village, community or event). However; it aims to be profound in its scope and ask …

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British India had provinces like United Provinces, North-West Frontier Province, etc. Why did independent India name them as states whereas Pakistan continued with provinces?

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By Sunil Kumar Only a matter of terminology. Difference between provinces and states is largely a measure of history; the role of the central government; the polity and decision makers; the size of the country and its legal institutions and …

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What was the name and status of Mumbai during the times of Emperor Ashoka?

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By Sunil Kumar Mumbai as it is today is the result of British reclamation of 7 islands and building of connecting roads by Indian entrepreneurs under colonial rule. Only the port of Sopara(near present-day Nala Sopara(technically Thane district) was famous …

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Are PM Modi’s statements about Nehru in the Indian parliament true?

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By Sunil Kumar With due respect to PM Modi; his opinions are partially true. So;yes and no.We know that jihadi toadies and their media outlets have an oversized impact in India with their own blinkered self-serving version of history; and …

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Why did the British come up with the idea of Commonwealth of Nations? What is the utility in that?

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By Sunil Kumar The British came up with the idea of the Commonwealth for a simple purpose: national self-importance. Even if its former colonies grudge centuries of brutal enslavement; the U.K was a very important nation in world affairs for …

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