History

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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The fidelity factor

18th April 2017, 01:30 PM IST This is the thread that connected Ahalya and Sita with Rama Ahalya’s story appears in a number of places in myth and epic, twice in the Valmiki Ramayana alone. Its familiar contours are that ...

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Iconography: An ancient sacred art resurrected in Bethlehem 2000 years later

18th April 2017, 12:40 PM IST Iconographers work in both silence and in prayer, with their art a far cry from the cheap mass-produced icons sold in souvenir shops to tourists and pilgrims. Down a Bethlehem alleyway, sunlight illuminates a ...

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