Jinnah’s Petty Revenge – Operation Polo and the unneeded bloodshed

Tens of thousands died in Operation Polo. The Nizam didn't achieve anything by that grandstanding. Neither did Jinnah achieve anything by Hyderabad fighting India. But, one would see that, to satisfy his petty ego, Jinnah goaded the Nizam to take a belligerent stand leading to huge losses in life and property.

Goa Inquisition: Untold Atrocity on Goan Hindu.

The Inquisition was a judicial system introduced in India by Portuguese invaders. The sole objective was to promote Catholic Church at the cost of Hindu belief through an organized and brutal manner in their control of territory from 1560 to 1812. The Goa Inquisition ensured religious conversion, persecution of local Hindu and confiscation of Hindu`s Property in an outrageous manner. The infamous Goa inquisition law made the reconversion back to Hindu and even practice of language Konkani as crime punishable under religious law. Just imagine the diabolical face of those missionaries who enacted such a bloody act.

Sri Krishna Deva Raya or Prithviraj Chauhan – Whom should india follow today?

If you are asked to choose between Krishna Deva Raya and Prithviraj Chauhan as a role model for India, whom would you choose? Both were products of their generations and acted as is the expectation. For one, Dharma is to follow the rule book, for the other Dharma is perseverance and safety of his people. What lessons can they teach us, and what can India learn from the way the both handled the things?

Alauddin Khilji’s Devagiri Raid of 1296 – Fact or Fiction?

While we assume at face value that Alauddin Khilji raided Devagiri and took the fort, a reconstruction of the same is nearly impossible. Yadava Territory extended deep into Bundelkhand, Ramadeva was the last pre-Islamic king to rule Kashi and build a temple there and the distances involved from the borders of Yadava Empire, the troop strength of Alauddin Khilji and the contemporary politics of Deccan make one wonder if the raid really happen.