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The Herald for Sivaji Maharaj

Credits:- Mahesh C R / Medium Line by line translation of a herald announcing arrival of Shivāji Maharaj. Listen to the herald first in the video. And then read a basic translation attempted. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53LQ8Bs2LBE महाराज | Great King गणपति | Lord of Shiva’s Ganas, i.e. the powers attending upon Mahadevā गजपति | Lord of elephants,

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Before asking for partition Muslims claimed a higher degree of protection than was conceded to the other minorities on the ground of their political importance

Absolutely must-read excerpts from Dr. B.R. Ambedkar's book titled "Pakistan or the Partition of India". Source: https://sites.google.com/site/cabinetmissionplan/b-r-ambedkar-in-pakistan-or-the-partition-of-india In the controversy that went on between Mr. Jinnah and the Congress in the year 1938, Mr. Jinnah was asked to disclose his demands which he refused to do. But these demands have come to

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“Gravamin Politics” : gain power by manufacturing grievances

Excepts from "Pakistan or the Partition of India" by BR Ambedkar. In particular they should note that there is a difference between Macht Politic [Power politics] and Gravamin Politic [in which the main strategy is to gain power by manufacturing grievances] ; that there is a difference between Communitas Communitatum and

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Parting words of Shivaji Maharaj

Parting words of Shivaji Maharaj (source: @kal_chiron) --- आम्ही जातो, आमचा काल झाला. तूम्ही सप्तसिंधू यवनांच्या हातून मूक्त करा. काशीचा श्री विश्वेश्वर सोडवा, बारा जोतिर्लिंग या यवनांच्या हातून मूक्त करा, हिंदवी स्वराज्यात आणा. चूकूर होऊ नका I leave, its my time to go. Liberate Sapta-Sindhu from Yavans, rescue Kashi Vishwanatha and other Jyotirlingams.

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Wide-spread love for Dr. Kalam among Hindus, absence of it in Muslim discourse, and the connection with Hindu revivalism

  Dr. Kalam has been one of the most loved President the country has seen. The joy on him becoming the President during Vajpayee’s term and later the outpouring of grief on social media on his passing away is testimony to the love that an average Indian carried for him. After Barrack

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How Southern India skipped the Bronze Age and moved into the Iron Age

The Srijan Foundation organized a talk by Sanjeev Sanyal at the Jawahar Lal Nehru University. The topic of his talk was ‘The forgotten history of India’s Maritime Past’. Having discussed Gujarat and the ports, Sanjeev discusses the changing climate and how the Southern India burst with activity and the start of Iron in the South. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dcrsU5v_Kk&t=44s Around 2000 B.C., and

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Harrapan/Meluhan trade links with Iran (Jiroft), Oman, Bahrain, Mesopotamia and Sumer

The Srijan Foundation organized a talk by Sanjeev Sanyal at the Jawahar Lal Nehru University. The topic of his talk was ‘The forgotten history of India’s Maritime Past’. Having discussed the geography of Gujarat and the Saraswati river, Sanjeev here discusses trade and what he calls the Indo-Iranian continuum. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49T52kOepII Now, who were those chaps trading with?  We have very

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