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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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Dattatreya Parvatikar: The Musician as a Mystic (Excerpt)

Source:- http://www.livemint.com/Leisure/DjnP4LCD9jTBYQ20t8ci8H/Dattatreya-Parvatikar-The-musician-as-a-mystic.html Encased in a glass cabinet at the Sangeet Natak Akademi’s headquarters in New Delhi is a unique instrument. The Datta veena, which was once played by the country’s first president, Rajendra Prasad, is the only known piece of its kind today. It bears the inscription “1961”. The instrument appears

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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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Why we must rewrite Indian history

Sanjeev Sanyal opened his talk, organized by the Srijan Foundation, by countering the fundamental argument raised by Indian History students, lovers and researchers that Indians' aren't interested in their history. Here is what the amazing Sanjeev Sanyal says. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78jB3PrvUhg The genesis of this topic (Topic-How much of Indian History is really true) comes

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