Category Archives: History

Sir Syed Ahmed Khan was a well-known Muslim reformer, educator and politician. Born into a family with strong Mughal connections, he received the conventional education but was a pioneer in introducing modern education for the Indian Muslim Community. Syed Ahmed was born on 17th October 1817 in Delhi. He studied Persian, Arabic, Mathematics and medicine along with the Quran. He left his conventional course but continued to study privately. He had a keen interest in [...]

Shivaram Rajguru (1908-1931) was a great Indian freedom fighter who played a major role in the India’s struggle for Independence. He is amongst those great Indian revolutionaries who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of country. His full name was Hari Shivaram Rajguru and was born into a Deshastha Brahmin family. Since his childhood days, he had witnessed the brutal atrocities that the Imperial British Raj inflicted on India and her people. This instilled within [...]

Sher Shah Suri or Sher khan, was the founder of Sur dynasty in India. Born in 1486,he was the son of a jagirdar of Sasaram, Bihar. His original name was Farid. He left his home at the age of 15 and went to Jaunpur. There he studied Arabic and Persian languages. He had very good administrative skills as a result he was appointed by his father to manage his jagir, but due to some reasons [...]

About Bhagat Singh Bhagat Singh, one of the most influential revolutionaries of the Indian Nationalist Movement, is a prominent name in the Indian freedom struggle. Bhagat Singh continues to be a youth icon in today’s time. The Reserve Bank had issued Rs.5 denomination coins to commemorate Bhagat Singh’s birth anniversary. The face of the coin displays the portrait of ‘Bhagat Singh’ with words in Hindi and English. Bhagat Singh, often referred as the ‘youth icon’ [...]

Shah Jahan is in the first rank of Mughal rulers, he was a brave, intelligent, and a far-sighted leader. He is the son of Jahangir and grand son of Akbar. He had four sons Dara Shukoh, Shah Shuja, Murad Baksh and Aurangzeb and three daughters Jahanara, Roshanara and Gauharara. He had a strained relationship with his father Jahangir, the main reason for this was his father’s dependency on his extremely intelligent and shrewd wife Nur [...]

Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel was one of the important social and political leaders of India. He played an important role in India’s struggle for freedom. He is believed to be born on 31 October 1875 at Nadiad, Gujarat and was often addressed as Sardar. He did his matriculation at the age of 22. He seemed to be an ordinary person to everyone around him, but had strong will power. He wanted to become a barrister. [...]

Samudragupta (reigned 335-380) is the second ruler of the Gupta Dynasty, who ushered in the Golden Age in India. He was a benevolent ruler, a great warrior and a patron of arts. Samudragupta, son of Chandragupta, was perhaps the greatest king of Gupta dynasty. His name appears in the Javanese text ‘Tantrikamandaka’. But the most detailed and authentic record of his reign is preserved in the rock pillar of Allahabad, composed by Harisena, the court [...]

Sagarmal Gopa Biography Sagarmal Gopa was a devoted patriot and a freedom fighter belonging to Jaisalmer, India. He was born on November 3, 1900. Belonging to a prosperous and prestigious Brahmin household, his ancestors were the Rajgurus of Jaisalmer Kingdom, serving the state in esteemed posts. His father, Shri Akhya Raj was in the state service of Jaisalmer. During his youth, Sagarmal noticed the indifferent attitude showed by his home state towards the freedom movement. [...]

Razia Sultana was South Asia’s first female Muslim ruler and daughter of Iltutmush. She was talented, wise, brave, excellent administrator, and a great warrior. Razia Sultana was born in 1205. She belonged to the Turkish Seljuks ancestry. Like the Muslim princesses of the time, she received training in fighting, leading armies and also learned to administer kingdoms. She had all the qualities of an efficient ruler and was more competent than her brothers so Iltutmush [...]

Rash Behari Bose Biography Rash Behari Bose was one of the unsung heroes of the Indian freedom struggle. He was a revolutionary leader of outstanding class. He was a great organizer, a master of disguise,the organizer of the Indian National Army. He was involved in various revolutionary activities and wanted by the British but he managed to escape and reached Japan, where he continued his patriotic activities. Bose was born in the year 1886 in [...]