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Indian History Carnival – 5

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(Image by Anoop HA)

The Indian History Carnival, published on the 15th of every month, is a collection of posts related to Indian history and archaeology.

  1. On seeing a critical edition of Mahābhārata, Dr. Arvind Sharma notes that this Western trend is an artificial concept in the Hindu context and the misguided pursuit of Western methodology has created something which never existed.

  2. Anoop has great pictures and a travelogue of Keshava temple of Somnathpur which was constructed in 1268 A.D. by Somnath, a high ranking officer under the Hoysala king Narasimha III and Nanjundeshwara temple of Nanjangud.

  3. Maddy has the amazing tale of John (Joao) Da Cruz, a boy from Calicut in 16th century who achieved the following: Became Zamorin’s envoy to Lisbon, became a horse trader in Travancore, got St. Xavier to convert pearl collecting Paravas of Tuthukudi and finally accelerated the decline of Zamorin’s power.

  4. On a trip to Kolar, the place where everyone used to go for gold, Anitha finds history.

  5. Commenting on the decision by the Reserve Bank of India to launch a Sovereign Wealth Fund, Kiran gives an economic history of the European trade to India in the 16th and 17th centuries.

  6. During the cold war era, Communists and various affiliated organizations used school text books and other literature to indoctrinate people. Nandakumar writes about hagiographies and various falsehoods taught as history. He also shows that various governments have blatantly pursued this path and blaming just one side for bias is not accurate.

  7. Breaking News Online has a list on what they think are 25 “most” significant events in India (post-Independence).

If you find any posts related to Indian history published in the past one month, please send it to jk AT varnam DOT org or use this form. The next carnival will be published on June 15th.

See Also: Previous Carnivals

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