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India has a history going back thousands of years and a prehistory going back hundreds of thousands of years. almost five thousand years ago, the inhabitants of the Indus Valley Civilisation had developed an urban culture. In the long march of centuries, India has witnessed the rise and fall of several empires and conquerors. There have been various dynasties fighting battles among themselves and against foreign invaders

Universities of Ancient India

Universities of Ancient India

Most Indians today are well aware of the two famous ancient universities of India which also are one of the oldest universities in the...
Indian soldier in world war I

British enlisted Indian children as young as 10 during World War-I

Britain’s World War-I army included Indian children as young as 10-years-old fighting against the Germans on the western front, according to a new book...
lost palace, Golden Temple

The Lost Palace of Amritsar

A palace so large that it dwarfed every other structure on the periphery of the holy tank at Golden temple had simply disappeared from...
BhaskaraAcharya

Bhaskaracharya – The great Astronomer and Mathmatician

The period between 500 and 1200 AD was the golden age of Indian Astronomy. During this golden period an Indian wizard was born who...
pre-islamic hindu and buddhist heritage of afghanistan

A Peep Into Hindu & Buddhist Past of Afghanistan

Afghanistan is today a Muslim country separated from India by another Muslim country Pakistan. But in 980 C.E. Afghanistan was a place where the...
astronomer Lalla

The twelve Yantras of astronomer Lalla

Lalla was an eighth-century Indian astronomer, astrologer, and mathematician who lived in central India, possibly in the Lāṭa region in modern south Gujarat. Despite the significance of...
Alexander the Great

Failed Indian invasion by Alexander of Macedon

In 326 BCE a formidable European army invaded India. Led by Alexander of Macedon it comprised battle hardened Macedonian soldiers, Greek cavalry, Balkan fighters...
Aryabhata The Great Indian Astronomer & Mathematician

Aryabhata: The Great Indian Astronomer & Mathematician

On October 22, 2008, a group of space scientists huddled together in tense anticipation. They were awaiting the launch of Chandrayaan-1, India's first lunar...
Destruction of The Indian System of Education by British

Destruction of The Indian System of Education by British

During the time of the East India Company and later, in the British rule, there seem to have been two motives working in the...
Kashiraj Divodas Dhanvantari The Father of Surgery in Ayurveda

Kashiraj Divodas Dhanvantari – Father of Surgery in Ayurveda

Born in 1000 BCE, Kashiraj Divodas Dhanvantari is hailed as the Father of Surgery in Ayurveda, the oldest and the most holistic medical science...

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Konarak Sun Temple

Beauty in ruins: The Sun Temple at Konark

The Konark Sun Temple is a 13th-century Hindu temple dedicated to the sun god. Shaped like a giant chariot, the temple is known for the...
Reconstruction of Dholavira

Tsunami might have destroyed Harappan port town of Dholavira

Port town of Dholavira in Gujarat, the fifth largest Harappan site, might have been destroyed by a massive tsunami, a study by CSIR-National Institute...
Over 10,500 years old camping site discovered by ASI in Ladakh

Over 10,500 years old camping site discovered in Ladakh

The site was unearthed at 14,000 feet above sea level -- on the way to Sasar La which leads to the Karakoram Pass. It...
Pataleshwar cave temple

The Rock Cut Cave Temples Of Pataleshwar

Pataleshwar cave temple is one of the most popular rock- cut cave temples of India. This temple is a reminiscent of Ellora and was carved...
Lachit Borphukan

Lachit Borphukan – The Unsung Hero who Stopped Mughals From Conquering Northeast India

Assam was the only State in India which defeated successive attempts at invasion by the Delhi Sultans and the Mughal Emperors. The state survived 17...

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Kumari Kandam- The Lost Continent

Kumari Kandam – The Lost Continent

Kumari Kandam is the legendary sunken continent, according to many of the ancient extant Tamil literatures and some of the Sanskrit literatures. Almost 100...
Hindu templs stand on a straight line

Ancient Hindu Temples stand on a straight line

In Hinduism, Lord Shiva is regarded as the representation of the Supreme Being. He is known as the third element in the Hindu Trinity...
Five Hollywood Movies inspired by Hinduism

Five Hollywood Movies influenced by Hinduism

The philosophy behind a couple of super hit movies in Hollywood is based on Hinduism. Hollywood itself has actually been embracing arcane Indian systems...
Indian caste System

Misconception of Indian Caste System

Casteism in India has gotten a lot of criticism, and rightly so. The way casteism is at present should not even exist. We should...
Meenakshi temple

10 Most Amazing Hindu Temples in the World

A Hindu temple is a place of worship for followers of Hinduism. It can be a separate structure or a part of a building....

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