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Odiyas – Pioneers in the Naval History of Eastern Indian Ocean

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wITcjJm0iHg&t=11s?cc_lang_pref=eng&cc_load_policy=1 Now somewhere down the line, Odiya discovered that, this business of sailing along the coast was just too cumbersome and I suppose somebody who went down and that it was much much easier, to in fact rather than try and go along the coast to Southeast Asia, it would be

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How Hindu Kashmir Turned to Muslim Majority? (‘The Valley of Kashmir’ by Walter Lawrence)

Source:- 'The Valley of Kashmir' written by Walter Lawrence. "Sultan Sikandar came to the throne, and soon earned the nickname of Butshikan or Iconoclast, from the intense zeal he showed in destroying the grand old temples which the Hindu Rajas had bequeathed to Kashmir. Sikandar was brave and cultured, but all

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Legacy Of Kashmir, The Forgotten Land Of Beauty And Knowledge — Part II

Source: - Subhash Kak / Swarajya Magazine. SNAPSHOT This is the second part in a four-part series about the important contributions of Kashmir to Indian culture. It describes at length the significant influence of a profound book from Kashmir, Yoga Vasishtha, over Indian philosophical and scientific thought. Another book from Kashmir which has

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Did you know: Martanda Varma of Kerala defeated the Dutch – the most powerful navy of the time

The amazing Sanjeev Sanyal brings to the notice of the audience, the very important chapter in Indian history, Martand Verma and the Battle of Colachel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7vkREW_zqw And then of course if you don’t happen to be from Kerala, you probably never heard of Martand Verma. Martand Verma is an extremely interesting character. He was the ruler

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Did you know: The Sinhalese are originally Odiyas

After informing the audience about the advent of Iron Age in the Southern India, Sanjeev Sanyal discusses the Oriyas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrWhpsQfSW8 Sanjeev Sanyal:- But meanwhile a little further to the east, you have an absolute explosion of maritime activity that begins to now happen, in what is now Orissa and West Bengal. The zone

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