Society

Jhalkari Bai: A forgotten warrior who risked her life to help Rani Laxmi Bai escape

Stories of her bravery are still famous in the households of Jhansi. It is said that she once killed a tiger with an axe when the animal tried to kill her in the jungle. While most of us are aware ...

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Uda Devi: The Dalit warrior from Lucknow who killed over 30 British soldiers in 1857 rebellion

She passed away more than 150 years ago but her bravery and courage is still an inspiration for many. Uda Devi was one of the prominent ‘Dalit Veeranganas’, who participated in the revolt of 1857 against the British East India ...

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Remembering Fatima Sheikh – A Woman Lost In History

Fatima Sheikh, like many other Indian women reformers has remained unknown and uncited in history. The little that is known about her comes from her association with Savitribai Phule and Mahatma Jotiba Phule. When the Phule couple had started teaching ...

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A Dalit community looks to escape the caste system by converting to Buddhism

AHMEDABAD, India (RNS) Dosa vendor Sunil Gagnath Sabkale watches over a fragile Buddhist temple across the street from a market where he sells his crepelike pancakes. The temple consists of a small courtyard with a flimsy bamboo shelter built around ...

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Now showing at a museum near you: Bhagat Singh’s gun, Sachin’s gloves

There are new treasures, instant classics and objects that rewrite history, waiting to be discovered on your next vacation. The gun that made Bhagat Singh a legend In 1928, Bhagat Singh used this gun to shoot a 21-year-old British police ...

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