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The Rum Rebellion: Down Under and the Bengal

The saga of Australia’s Rum Rebellion, it’s connection with the bustling sugar industry of colonial Bengal and the unexpected rise of Indian rum as a commodity of trade and rebellion.

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Historical Places

India is a land of rich history and culture, with a vast array of historical sites to see. From the ancient ruins of lost civilizations to the magnificent temples, forts and palaces, India is a treasure trove of historical wonders. Explore the many historical places to see in India, from the well-known tourist destinations to […]

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Chola Empire

This post examines the history and cultural influence of the Chola Empire, which shaped South India and Southeast Asia through extensive maritime trade networks. It details the golden age under rulers like Raja Raja Chola, known for administrative reforms, military might, and promotion of Tamil art. Rajendra Chola’s conquests furthered their dominance, particularly over the maritime Silk Road. The Cholas’ impact lasted through advancements in literature, temple architecture, and global trade, despite their eventual decline.

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The British Raj

Summary The British colonial rule in India endured for over two centuries, from the 17th to the 20th century, leaving behind a legacy of immense exploitation and oppression. During this period, the British Empire extracted vast amounts of wealth from India, while inflicting significant damage to the country’s economy and society. The consequences of the […]

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Why is India, called India?

The ancient Indus Valley Civilization, one of the world’s earliest urban societies, thrived in what is now Pakistan and western India around 2600-1900 BCE or earlier. The Indian subcontinent historically included today’s India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and parts of Nepal, Bhutan, and Myanmar. Various ancient texts, inscriptions, and travelers’ accounts document its extent and cultural influence. The term “India” originates from “Indos,” a Greek name for the Indus region’s inhabitants.

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A Spicy Business!

Spices were big business back in the day! And business was booming. We are talking about ancient times here, not like a few years ago. Read below to learn all about the ancient spice trade and how far and wide the Indian spices were in demand. Once you read this – it should become clear […]