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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 the armies and the general plan of attack in little detail. The general plan of the campaign was for the principal army to

The Siege of Seringapatam: The Begining

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 exposed, the latter had shown the weak state of India rulers. In pen and paper the Company was a puny army, but on the field it was something

BANKING IN MUGHAL INDIA

INTRODUCTION TO THE TRADE IN MUGHAL EMPIRE                 The Mughal Empire was one of the biggest centres of attraction for trade and commerce all over the World. There were great flourishing trade centres in Lahore, Agra, Ahmadabad, Sironj, Berhampore, Dhaka, Patna, Benares, Golconda, Deccan, Bijapur, and Daulatabad. Trade routes crisscrossed the country, the vibrant trade route of Surat-Agra passed through Sironj and Burhanpur. In fact Burhanpur had trade connections with

BROTHERS IN ARMS:THE DAYS OF THE GREAT REBELLION

It is difficult to portray a man, about whom we know very little, whatever information we have is unsystematic, unorganized and shrouded in mystery. Yet the hero of the Santhal Rebellion is an unrecognized towering figure in Indian history. This extraordinary character changed everything that was becoming so usual in India, the collapse of Empires, and Emperors, the downsizing of rulers and their estates, the forced austerity upon nobles and