Thursday, July 18, 2013

Remembering History

The other day, I was reading history. The following are some of the points I noted down:-

1) Babur wrote that people in Indian subcontinent were dark, weak and lazy.

2) Akbar was great because he had brilliant men supporting him. Birbal, Tansen, Man Singh.

3) Battle of Plassey altered the course of history. East India Company started waging war.

4) British did what seemed right to them. They did not tolerate indiscipline, though.

5) Simon came on a friendly visit. He wanted to give more powers to provinces. But Lala Lajpat Rai opposed. This opposition could have meant support of two powers in parliament. Needless to say Bhagat Singh too supported Lala Lajpat Rai.

6) Oxford Book of History of India says that Unity was always the hallmark of Indian culture.

Is there any points you like about our history? Please comment here.