Found 49 Articles for History

Why did civilizations cultivate close only to rivers and what significance do rivers still have?

Dev Kumar
Updated on 26-Jun-2020 14:01:58
The entire pantheon of Hinduism is centered around water bodies of which the rivers are a vital part. Indian civilization, which is all about Hinduism, grew and prospered around the rivers of which there are seven which are considered the holiest. In Hindu, tradition water is one of the five elements that make up the universe and it is revered for its life-giving properties. These feminine rivers are the Ganges, Yamuna, Narmada, Godavari, Krishna, Kaveri and the conspicuous Saraswati. A dip in any of these rivers is said to wash away sins. In modern times we've stopped referring to the ... Read More

What was the reason behind the success of India in Hockey once upon a time?

Dev Kumar
Updated on 27-Jun-2020 12:26:20
It is believed that Indian players were almost unbeatable on grass pitches and that was the reason European and Australasian nations introduced Astroturf pitches that were more suitable to their style of ‘physical’ play. Before Astroturf was used in the Montreal Olympics in 1976 India had won seven gold medals but failed to win even a single medal in that Olympic.However, India did win the gold medal at the Moscow Olympics which was boycotted by the powerhouse teams like West Germany, Holland, Australia, Pakistan, Argentina, and Britain. Interestingly, India did play and win against sides known for ‘physical’ play, like ... Read More

What was the reason behind the success of Mohan Bagan once upon a time?

Dev Kumar
Updated on 27-Jun-2020 12:28:36
Although you haven’t mentioned which era but I am assuming that to be the pre-independence era when the football players of Mohun Bagan were looked upon as national heroes. The reason is a little complicated for today’s generation to understand because these days we don’t see the kind of racial arrogance that many Whites in general and English, in particular, used to indulge back in those days.The English, who were masters of deception and propaganda, had always mocked the physical attributes of Indians in general and Bengalis in particular. So, when they allowed Mohun Bagan to participate in the IFA ... Read More

What is the significance of Bodh Gaya?

Rashmi Iyer
Updated on 27-Jun-2020 14:57:27
Buddhism started taking roots in the land of Bharatvarsha around the 6th Century BCE. It is one of the oldest and the widest spread religions of the world. Buddhism is the religion of kindness and empathy and equality. It gave the world a leader, teacher, and philosopher who contributed his unmatchable tenants of life in the simplest form to reach even the most common person. He is none other than Gautama Buddha. Bodh Gaya in Bihar is the place that marks the beginning of his journey that would shape the course of Buddhism. Bodh Gaya now is declared as a ... Read More

In which era, India was known as a golden bird and why?

Rashmi Iyer
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
Ancient India (from 3000 BCE to around 10th century AD) is the period when India was known as the Golden Sparrow. This era witnessed many popular dynasties like Maurya, Shunga, Kushan, Gupta, etc. This era witnessed cultural confluences and economic booms at many junctures yet the fabric of traditions never got destroyed. Even today people say ‘Jaha Daal Daal par sone ki chidiya karti hai basera’ (where the golden sparrow dwells on every branch of a tree).Here are some parameters that highlight the fact that Ancient India was the golden bird:KnowledgeIn ancient India, there were complicated subjects like metaphysics and ... Read More

What do you understand by Black Death?

yashwanth sitamraju
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
In the 14th Century, the epidemic Black Plague has ravaged in Europe. It has killed nearly one-third of Europe's population at that time.It was caused due to the bacterium - Yersinia pestis which is transmitted to humans from infected rats and caused plague. This was confirmed in the recent DNA tests on 600-year-old teeth from victims of the Black Death that they had black plague caused by Yersinia pestis.The victims of this plague had to bleed below their skin due to subcutaneous hemorrhage, which darkened/blackened their bodies. People used to get gangrene of the fingers, toes, and nose. The entire ... Read More

How did the formation of oceans take place?

Prasanna Kotamraju
Updated on 05-May-2022 09:25:15
Earth was a burning sphere millions of years ago. Water has remained in the stage of gas till earth got cooled below 212 degrees Fahrenheit. At that time, 3.8 billion years ago, the water condensed into the rain and it rained for centuries.The water got drained into the great hollows of the Earth's surface and got filled into the basins. The Earth's gravitational power prevented the water from leaving the planet. The rainwater which filled the basins has become oceans. This is how oceans have formed.

Why is nothing taught about the colonial History of Britain in their educations institutes?

Om Sharma
Updated on 26-Jun-2020 08:43:23
A recent study by The Independent, Britain’s famous online newspaper, reveals that most of the Britishers strongly believe that colonialism is something to be proud of for them. In their research, they hardly came across that bunch of folks who regret over Britain’s colonial past.Politically too, there is a clear division between Labors and Conservatives. About 30 percent of the Labor party supporters think that colonialism is the darkest stain on the history of Britain while only 10 percent of conservatives agree to it.This is all because nothing is being taught about the dark hour of the royal empire in ... Read More

What is the most interesting story about Pokhran Nuclear Test India did in 1998?

Om Sharma
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:23
11-13 May 1998, these dates have now been engraved in the history of India with golden words as India became a nuclear state in those three days. But it was not so easy as it seems. According to Gopal T Kaushik who was the then CO Colonel of 58 Engineers’ Regiment of the Indian Army, “Many countries, especially America never wanted India to get such power and it failed our missions many times through a very sharp and agile satellite called ‘Eye in the Sky’, which cost around $1 billion. This satellite was so powerful that it could catch even ... Read More