Indian History Carnival – 8

The Indian History Carnival, published on the 15th of every month, is a collection of posts related to Indian history and archaeology.

  1. Namit Arora travels to Dholavira, a 5000 year old metropolis of the Indus Valley Civilization and is impressed by their water management system.

  2. Nitin at The Acorn has been reading Arthashastra and he has four posts on friend, gold and territory, sovereignty, power and happiness, internal security and declaring war

  3. It was fate and Rudyard Kipling that brought Mark Twain to India. In a well researched post Maddy writes about Mark Twain’s India trip in 1895.

  4. Chandrahas at The Middle Stage has a review of Vinay Lal’s The Other Indians which “meticulously charts the progress of Indian life in America from trickle to flood, stammer to swagger.”

  5. In 1931 Gandhiji was asked if he would agree to be the Prime Minister of the future government of India and he replied he would not. Instead, Vishal writes, Gandhiji carefully selected disciples from all over India who would provide leadership even when the Father of the Nation was gone.

  6. The Salt Tax which Gandhiji opposed was not a British invention, but something which existed in India since the Mauryan time. The British just multiplied it by a humongous number. Fëanor has a history of Salt Tax.

  7. As Western scholars set the rules for historical research — a very different one from that practised in their own research centers — we need to evaluate what can be done. This was the theme of the post Our Voice in Our History at varnam. This was published in Pragati as well as in Mail Today.

  8. What is historical thinking? R S Krishna explains.

If you find any posts related to Indian history published in the past one month, please send it to jk AT varnam DOT org or use this form. Please send me links which are similar to the ones posted, in terms of content.The next carnival will be up on Sep 15th.

See Also: Previous Carnivals

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