Who is your favourite character from Indian history; and why?

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By Sunil Kumar Who i My favorite character from Indian history is the unknown man/woman; citizens of the idea of India who had to bear witness to the unfolding of so many different changes/upheavals in their world; physically, mentally and …

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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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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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In Sherlock Holmes, how can Watson say to Holmes that he had never heard of Professor Moriarty in Final Problem, when he had already heard about him in the novel prior to it, the Valley of fear?

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By Sunil Kumar Writing fatigue or carelessness from the creator Arthur Conan Doyle probably. Any fictional world is the creation and vision of the author. And for a universally renowned canon like Holmes; amazingly so; as we have been imagining …

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What do other non black (white, brown skin, Chinese, etc) people think of Black Panther? Do you think it’s worth the hype?

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By Sunil Kumar Finally got the time to watch “Black Panther” in a jazzy multiplex. So; what did I think of one of the most successful “superhero” movies of all time? Any film is actually a combination of the narrative …

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Why is the Rummandei inscription of Ashoka famous?

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By Sunil Kumar Simple; The Rummandei inscription is close to the Buddha’s birthplace in Lumbini. Apparently; the Lumbini Pillar Edict or the Rummandei inscription recorded that sometime after the twentieth year of his reign, Ashoka travelled to the Buddha’s birthplace …

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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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How does the Patanjali Mahabhashya throw light on Mauryan history?

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By Sunil Kumar Difficult dating anything in ancient history(Indian and global); but Patanjali’s Mahabhashya was most probably written in the latter half of the Mauryan empire according to most accounts. With the glory days of the Mauryan Golden age now …

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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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