Why did the East India Company become hostile towards Tipu Sultan?

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By Sunil Kumar Tipu Sultan was the ruler of Mysore in the last two decades of the eighteenth century(1700s). After the death of his father Haider Ali; Tipu fought three wars against the British East India Company; and it was …

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What were the motifs and patterns used in the Mauryan period?

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By Sunil Kumar The Mauryan period is regarded as one of general affluence and a stable, unified empire in ancient India. Stone sculpture and architecture was prevalent in vast swathes of the subcontinent since the Indus Valley Civilization. However; we …

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What is the real cause behind Jawaharlal Nehru’s death?

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By Sunil Kumar Apparently; India’s betrayal by China in the 1962 war led to mental trauma; and caused a deterioration in his health leading to his death due to “an internal haemorrhage, a paralytic stroke, and a heart attack.” He …

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What was the approximate GDP of India during the times of Emperor Ashoka?

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By Sunil Kumar Very speculative question to answer. At the most; you can extrapolate from a data set and then also; the conclusions drawn can be wrong. Contemporary methods of measuring GDP are subject to skepticism; since society as such …

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In Indian history, which British citizen or soldier rebelled against the British Raj to defend Indians?

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By Sunil Kumar Off-hand; there are a few historical accounts of British citizens helping Indians in their official capacity as lawyers; positions of authority or activists. Have not read any “authentic” historical account as of now; where they rebelled outright. …

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What is the old name of Indira Point?

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By Sunil Kumar Indira point is the southernmost tip of India; situated on Great Nicobar island; part of the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago. Formerly known as Pygmalion or Parsons point; it was named after Indira Gandhi(1917–1984); India’s former Prime Minister …

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Is Cambridge Analytica really helpful to the Congress?

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By Sunil Kumar Yes; Cambridge Analytica has been helpful to the Congress; and talks were ongoing since October 2017 last year for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. https://economictimes.indiatimes… In fact; Ajit Ranade has mentioned in today’s Mumbai Mirror that the …

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A Tale of Two Events: Writing, Cyberlaw And All That Jazz

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By Sunil Kumar   Time is quick. It zips by; giving you just a short window to reminisce and introspect. So; this blog post is going to be about two events that happened last week. Blah-blah on cyberlaw, cybersecurity at …

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Why did Emperor Domitian banish all the philosophers in Rome in around 93 A.D.?

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By Sunil Kumar According to historians; Titus Flavius Domitianus or Domitian was hated by the aristocracy; and is mainly known for the reign of terror in the final years of his reign. Writers Tacitus and Pliny the Younger claim that …

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Why did the Soviet government censor the opera “Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District” by Shostakovich?

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By Sunil Kumar Some of the reasons this opera was banned include; in-your-face sexuality that was perceived by the Soviet authorities as vulgar and anarchic; that would lead to disruption in society. Success abroad was termed by communist ideologues in …

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