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Indian History Carnival – 7

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

  1. A recent paper from the Rockerfeller University dated an eclipse mentioned in Odyssey to April 16, 1178 B.C.E. A two part post (1,2) at varnam looks at similar dating of Mahābhārata

  2. Fëanor, in Silk Road Stories, writes about various Indian artifacts that went north.

  3. Vinayak writes about the Fables of Kashmiri Beauty as told by the 17th century French traveler,Francois Bernier.
  4. Guru has a post about M N Srinivas’ Religion and society among the Coorgs of South India. One question the book answers is: How did Hinduism spread all over India without proselytization.?

  5. As the city gets ready to celebrate Chennai day, to commemorate the day in 1639 when the British East India Company transacted the piece of land where Fort St. George stands, Lakshmi says, “what we decide as history is probably nothing compared to the cultural heritage of this city and its various settlements and hamlets put

  6. FabbiGabby has pictures of India from a century ago.

  7. Indian Constitution gives us the freedom of speech, but with some constraints. Using two reports from TIME magazine’s archives, Nitin shows why Jawaharlal Nehru introduced the first amendment.

  8. One of Gandhiji’s worldly posession was the Ingersoll ‘Turnip’ pocket watch. Maddy writes about the watch and the role it played in his life.

  9. Kedar writes that Gandhiji’s non-violent struggle succeeded not because it was noble, but because it was a smart move for the time.

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. Please send me links which are similar to the ones posted, in terms of content.The next carnival will be up on Aug 15th.

See Also: Previous Carnivals

4 Responses to Indian History Carnival – 7

  1. Ranjith July 15, 2008 at 11:48 am #

    Didn’t you want to mention these science articles in the carnival ?


  2. JK July 15, 2008 at 9:59 pm #


    The Carnival is restricted to blog posts only.

  3. Vinayak July 16, 2008 at 8:58 am #

    Just like to say thanks :)

  4. Vinayak November 7, 2008 at 2:03 am #

    Just an update
    I have moved that post on Bernier to my Kashmir blog here:
    Fable of Kashmiri Beauty

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