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.


  1. Subramania Bharathi was a great patriot.
    He was able to inspire people by his powerful poems.

  2. The Hyderabad Chapter is a crucial lesson to be studied by all students.
    Sardar Patel wrongly used forces for annexing Hyderabad.

  3. Divided, we are weak. United, we are strong. But, that strength comes at a certain price.

    J.Nehru has mentioned in his book that, even though India was a collection of Kingdoms and provinces when the British first came (much like Europe), they still saw the region as one country. Culturally, we have always been the same. Even if provincially not.

    Destination Infinity

  4. Culturally we are still same. That is true.
    Thanks, Destination Infinity.