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The mosque was built by Mubarak Begum, an influential nineteenth century courtesan who was also the 'bibi' of British officer David Ochterlony — the First Delhi British Resident.
As far as the Germans were concerned, they were simply not welcome in Bengal. The EIC did everything to discourage their attempts to trade.
For Dalits, Bhima Koregaon wasn't just a battle between British and Peshwas but a reclamation of their prestige following centuries of caste discrimination.
European women residing in India wrote several ‘housewives’ manuals for newcomers. One section specifically focussed on the dos and don’ts with regard to ‘servants’.
The Krishna Raja Sagara Dam project was politically & financially overwhelming. Visvesvaraya once threatened to quit if the Maharaja of Mysore didn't approve it.
Ayodhya judgment is a vindication of Indo-British encounter and a clear signal that we are the members of ‘Anglosphere’.
Jawaharlal Nehru admitted having attempted to put an end to British rule in India and therefore being guilty of sedition.
Imperialism, for India’s ‘secular’ historians, was destructive only when Europeans did it. When Asians did it, it was a cultural exchange programme.
On the centenary year of massacre, SAD member Prem Singh Chandumajra demanded the apology in the Lok Sabha.
The ‘Lion of Punjab’, Lala Lajpat Rai passed away on this day 90 years ago after being seriously injured in a lathi charge ordered on freedom fighters.
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