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The satyagraha that was forgotten by history
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The satyagraha that was forgotten by history

Do you know that there was satyagraha prior to the salt satyagraha in India? While the Dandi March has international recognition, this particular fight remains forgotten by history and has been denied its happy ending. This was the fight for water and more importantly a fight for respect.

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The Indian Renaissance
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The Indian Renaissance

It was the best of the times, it was the worst of the times. While some ‘proclaimed’ custodians of faith experienced the worst, the common people, who had been suffering for years people, finally began questioning the deeply rooted practice, that was the cause of their misery.

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The Battle that changed history
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The Battle that changed history

We left the story at the point when Chhatrapatis became the puppets and Peshwas became the de facto rulers. The Peshwas hadn't seen the face of defeat in decades. Would that fact remain the same after the battle that changed the history of India?

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The Peshwas come to power
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The Peshwas come to power

We have heard the word Peshwas in numerous tales, the stories of Bajirao Mastani, the early life of Rani Lakshmibai and many more. But who exactly were these Peshwas? What areas they ruled and how did they come into power?

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When the Peshwas took over the Maratha clan
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When the Peshwas took over the Maratha clan

After Bajirao I, there was no denying the status and power of Peshwas in the huge empire of Marathas. However, they still held the second position in the power hierarchy. What if they were to take over the Maharaja himself?

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When the British tried mapping the Indian farmlands
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When the British tried mapping the Indian farmlands

The British had revenue settlements in place that could minimise their administrative costs. However, the British in their Mahalwari system took over a job, very opposite to their behaviour that would increase their costs by folds. Were the British up to their job?

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From East India Company to British Raj
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From East India Company to British Raj

Napolean’s attack proved fatal for industries in England. The pressure on the British parliament to withdraw the exclusive right to ‘trade’ in India that was given to East India Company was immense. Will the century-old rule of EIC in India come to an end?

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 Britain, the East India Company and India
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Britain, the East India Company and India

Do you know that the British East India Company was a private company that came to India with the purpose of trade? Yet a private company still need permission from their native homeland’s government. Explore the link between Britain, the middlemen- the East India Company, and India.

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Phoolan Devi: The Bandit Queen
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Phoolan Devi: The Bandit Queen

On February 14, 1981, the then Queen of Thieves, Phulan Devi, shot 20 Thakurs from the Behmai village in Kanpur’s Dehat area in Uttar Pradesh. An episode of revenge, the Behmai Massacre is one of the most gruesome violent attacks in India. Let us gather more about the truth behind this horrifying act.

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A Mahar child with a Brahmin name
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A Mahar child with a Brahmin name

The most learned Indian politician of all time is also probably the most misunderstood one as well. He was the voice of the suppressed, the messiah of the backward class. His path was treacherous but when the going gets tough, the tough get going.

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