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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If India was not granted independence in August 1947, would Ceylon have gained freedom from British occupation on February 4, 1948?

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By Sunil Kumar    No; most probably. The Indian empire was the foundation for most of British expansion in South Asia as well as East Asia(Malaya, Singapore, Hong Kong, the Opium wars in China etc). The “Jewel in …

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Winds of Change

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By Sunil Kumar Watching Netflix and Obama with Letterman. So; flashing back to one of the final events I attended last year; a discussion on China featuring an Australian Richard Rigby; an ex-diplomat and Pramit Pal Chaudhari; who was I …

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The Romanovs

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By Sunil Kumar 9th month of 2017. On my visit to the U.K last month; picked up 3 books in Heffer’s Cambridge including this massive tome from Simon Sebag Montefiore; a history of Russia’s last imperial clan; the Romanovs. A …

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What does Nehru write about Shivaji in the “Discovery of India”?

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By Sunil Kumar My Qra answers continued: Excerpts from Nehru’s Discovery of India; “Only an Akbar might have understood the situation and controlled the new forces that were rising. Perhaps even he could have only postponed the dissolution of his …

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Sacred Games – Book Review

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By Sunil Kumar A post after a long time. So here goes. Managed to read Vikram Chandra‘s 900+ pages book; Sacred Games. Since it’s going to be on Netflix; this spiked interest and I managed to decipher why the commissioning …

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What happens if Mumbai is the capital of India?

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By Sunil Kumar If Mumbai is the capital of India; then it will become a centre for political wheeling-dealing much like Delhi. Also; new infrastructure will have to be created for every different state and Maharashtra will have to shed …

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Are Indian textbooks teaching true history?

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By Sunil Kumar(My Quora answers continued) Well; my answer to this question is subjective; based on my personal opinion, like most of Quora on a daily basis. We have to fundamentally examine what we mean by history. Is it the …

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Buddhist Theory of Apoha

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By Sunil Kumar Interesting article produced verbatim on my site: I THE STUDY OF THE problem of word-meaning in Indian philosophy has had a very complex and interesting development, much more interesting than is usually realized. It has probably sustained …

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