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TEN INSTRUCTIONS FROM ASHOKA’S ROCK EDICTS

Ashoka ruled the largest Empire in the Indian subcontinent, even greater the size of the present India. It is truly amazing to think that a single man ruled this enormous piece of land. Emperor Ashoka lived, ruled and died, and with time the people of India forgot this magnificent monarch of whom... read more »

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Advertisements in the Amrita Bazar Patrika.

The Amrita Bazar Patrika is one of the oldest newspapers in India, launched in Bengali initially, but went on to become one of the favourite English newspaper. Founded by Sisir Kumar Ghosh and Motilal Ghosh, it became a daily mirror for the important events that occurred  during Indian Freedom... read more »

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The Great Indian Story Quiz

Before you go to celebrate Holi take this quiz for fun and knowledge. You don’t have much time only 6 mins go fast..go wise!! story of india Who was Kripacharya? A friend of Dronacharya A mortal soul... read more »

Ram Leela Mela. As Performed before at Ram Nugur before the Raja of Benares.

James Prinsep, Benares Illustrated

Prinsep (1799-1840), an antiquary and colonial administrator was assay master at the Benares Mint between 1820-30. The lithographs published in this collection (Benares Illustrated) were based on his original sketches of the various views of the ‘holy’ city of the Hindus. Of this view... read more »

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The Millennium Development Goals, how India is doing?

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are eight international development goals that were established following the Millennium Summit of the United Nations in 2000, following the adoption of the United Nations Millennium Declaration. All 189 United Nations member... read more »

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THE FALL OF SERINGAPATAM, END OF THE FINAL ENEMY

I have discussed the background to this war in a former article, now this entire discussion about the battle is going to be pretty long. I have also narrated that three armies from three sides were marching into Seringapatam to hunt down Tipu. Here we will elaborate... read more »

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Background to the fall of Seringapatam

If Lord Clive laid the foundation stone of East India’s Company’s strong bastion in Bengal, the Wellesley brothers were the architect of the Company’s expansion in India. They constructed the Manhattan of British Empire in India on the theory that Clive had... read more »

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Esther Leach: The Queen of Calcutta theatre.

By early nineteenth century the English had transformed Calcutta so much that it quickly pleased the eyes of the newest Englishman in the city. There were these big mansions, government buildings like the ones in London, there were Landaulets, Barouches... read more »

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Patterns in the Script of Indus Valley Civilization

by Nisha Yadav and M. N. Vahia, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research The people who wrote in the Indus script were highly skilled and specialised. They had a mutually agreed coding that was valid over the entire stretch of the civilisation and beyond. The Indus... read more »

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    The Begining of Indian Railways

    The history of Indian Railway which spans over 160 years is an enormous topic, and we will agree that the most interesting part of its is the introduction stage. The first... read more »

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    The strange case of Mr. Holmes

    Mr. Holmes the guardsman at Buckingham Palace has invited trouble for himself by playing a harmless prank by his hilarious patrolling. Patrolling is a very boring duty no... read more »

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    QS Ranking 2014/15

    The QS Ranking for top Universities across the World has been released, and we will take a look at the positions of our Universities. India opens its account from 222... read more »

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    Have you already spent “a night in history”?

    The kind of place where you wake up thinking you have slipped back into another era? Ensconced in the heart of a building brimming with the almost palpable emotions of a... read more »

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Cricketers tweets on Rohit’s epic knock.

It is the 150th anniversary of Eden Gardens and what could have been more brilliant gift to this historic stadium other than an epic knock of 264!  Sachin Tendulkar opened the gate for... read more »

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RARE PHOTOS OF SANTHAL WORLD WITH NOTES.

In this photo article we have tried to display the rare photos of Santhals, our objective is to compare these hundred year old photos with the recent one and see how much of has... read more »

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Excerpt from the Introduction of Rev. Lars O Skrefsrud’s book- A...

This is an excerpt from the Introduction of Rev. Lars O Skrefsrud’s book- A Grammar of the Santhal Language, published in 1873. Some spellings have been revised and rest unaltered. Find... read more »

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SAVE ADIVASIS PHOTO CAMPAIGN!

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Pee FOR PHOSPHORUS

Few pages from Gymnasium Diary Today we start our journey from the beginning, not from beginning of time , but beginning of this series. So we thought about a good topic to start at, and... read more »

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India enters Mars Orbit

India created history early morning today, as it’s beloved Mars Orbiter entered the orbit of the Mars.  The space probe about the size of a car completed its maiden mission after a... read more »

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Mars Orbiter Mission to enter Mars Orbit

India’s one of the most ambitious projects- Mars Orbiter Mission, the unmanned probe carrying the weight of a billion people is ready to enter the final scene. On 24th September the... read more »

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TRIBES OF INDIA QUIZ

Answer all questions, when you finish click the submit button on the bottom, wait for sometime and the result will appear in seconds, remember you have only 15 minutes to answer... read more »

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Murshidabad History Quiz

Take this quiz to evaluate your knowledge on the history of Murshidabad district. There are 15 questions and 7 minutes for you to answer all 15. As you finish one question press the next... read more »

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Richard Attenborough a career in photos.

Caption:Tim (played by Richard Attenborough) and Anne Marten (played by Joan Gates) performing the Gobble Duet in a scene from moral domestic drama ‘Maria Marten’ at the Arts... read more »

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Calcutta in the time of the British Raj

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Swat valley – a perspective

Photo article by Salman Saif Swat valley is one of the most attractive & fascinating destination located in Pakistan’s northern State of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. The valley is filled... read more »

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The Mother and her Calcutta

The news of her arrival had spread like a wildfire in the beautiful town of  Berhampore. I was riding on my father’s bicycle going somewhere, to our surprise ‘Mother’... read more »

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What Have We Become?

Yahuda Shaul served as an infantry combat soldier and commander in the IDF, and is a founding member of Breaking the Silence, an Israeli NGO of veteran combatants who through published... read more »

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Culture, religion and open defecation in rural north India.

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Improving children’s learning: Challenges and priorities for the ...

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Peruvian Amazonian forest reveals undiscovered Inca cities.

Article By- Thierry Jamin , French explorer and historian known for his research about Paititi and the presence of the Incas and pre-Inca civilization in the Amazonian rain... read more »

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Kalighat Hoard: The First Hoard From India by Susmita Basu Majumd...

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A brief history of Rifle

Most scholars accept agree that gunpowder originated from China. The Chinese, it is said knew the use of gunpowder from the 800’s, and very soon put it into action in the form of... read more »

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Playing games and learning Military History (Part I)

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An open letter against Israeli military action in Gaza

We are doctors and scientists, who spend our lives developing means to care and protect health and lives. We are also informed people; we teach the ethics of our professions, together... read more »

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