How did Gandhian principles have an influence on Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela?

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By Sunil Kumar   How did Gandhian principles have an influence on Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela? We have to analyze the historical, racial and cultural context of the three people considered and the countries involved in the discussion. …

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How many of you support Narendra Modi just because there is no other better option?

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By Sunil Kumar  Definitely want a better option than every leader we have currently. Politics globally is muck-raking; but it seems to have reached endemic proportions in India. Wishful thinking; but even so-called “educated” technocrats and self=proclaimed social reformers rehash …

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How did the Marathas help the Sikhs?

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By Sunil Kumar The story of North India is slightly different from the West(or Maharashtra- The HQ of the Marathas) but there was/is a strand of continuity in the entire Indian subcontinent. After the great Vijayanagara empire was destroyed by …

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How were mathematical symbols written in ancient India?

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By Sunil Kumar Mathematical symbols in ancient India. As every right-thinking Indian knows; without regarding the liberal bias for Western reworking of historiography; zero; the decimal system; infinities, infinitesimals, quadratic equations etc can all trace their lineage to Indic thought …

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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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Why did the British give the title Sir to Allama Iqbal? Was he a man of Brits, who worked for the interest of Britain in India?

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By Sunil Kumar  While the other answer is factually correct in stating that knighthood and the consequent “Sir” is given for some notable achievement in the field; the British Empire of the time usually recognised people from the Indian colonies …

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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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What was winnowing in world history?

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By Sunil Kumar An agricultural method. Threshing is separating the grain from the stalks. In early days this was accomplished by men hitting it with a flail(an implement consisting of handle with a free swinging stick at the en). After …

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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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