Category Archives: History

Tipu Sultan (1750-1799) was the de-facto ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore. He is better known as the ‘Tiger of Mysore’. His full name was Sultan Fateh Ali Tippu and he was born on 20th November, 1750 at Devanahalli, in present-day Kolar district, near Bangalore, Karnataka .He is the eldest son of Hyder Ali and Fakhr-un-nissa (Fatima Begum). Tipu ascended the throne of his father after his death in 1782, following the Second Mysore War, [...]

Tansen, the magical musician, was one of the ‘Navratna’ (nine gems) at the court of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. He was born in Gwalior as a son of Mukund Misra, who was a poet. As a young child he learnt music from the legendary teacher of his time, Haridas Swami. He first served as a court musician of the King Ramchandra of Mewa and then of the emperor Akbar. He was conferred the title of [...]

Tanaji Biography Tanaji is one of the brave and famous Maratha warriors and a name which is synonymous with valor and heroism. A lifelong companion and friend of the great Shivaji, he is famous for the capture of the Sinhagad Fort situated at the top pf the hill. Tanaji and his fellowmen braved the steep cliff and attacked the Mughal soldiers. Tanaji lost his life but ensured victory for the Marathas. The fort of Kondana [...]

Surendranath Bannerjee is one of the many eminent freedom fighters that Bengal has produced for the Indian freedom movement. He was an academician, a teacher, an able politician and an ardent patriot. His initiatives led to the formation of the Indian National Association. He was a prominent member of the National Congress and also served it as its President. S.N.Bannerjee was born on 10th November, 1848 in Kolkata, West Bengal. His father was a well-known [...]

Sukhdev Biography Sukhdev (1907-1931) was a famous Indian revolutionary who played a major role in the India’s struggle for Independence. He is amongst those great Indian freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of their country. His full name is Sukhdev Thapar and he was born on 15th May, 1907. His ancestral house is in Naughara Mohalla of Ludhiana city, Punjab, India. His father’s name was Ram Lal. Since his childhood days, Sukhdev [...]

Subhash Chandra Bose is one of the most dynamic leaders of India’s struggle of independence. He is popularly known as Netaji. He was born in Cuttack, in Orissa on January 23, 1897 to Janaki Nath Bose and Prabhavati Devi. His father was a famous lawyer and his mother was a religious lady. Among the fourteen siblings, he was the ninth child. Right from his childhood he was a bright student and was a topper in [...]

Siraj-ud-Dullah is considered to wage first rebellion against the British in Bengal. He was able to win the Cossimbazar factory in Kolkata in West Bengal from the British. However a treacherous Mir Jafar helped the British to defeat him in the Battle of Plassey in 1757. Siraj came to the throne after his grandfather Alivardi Khan died. As soon as he came to power he faced troubles from both the quarters-from the British and from [...]

Qutubuddin Aibak, a ruler of medieval India, was the first ruler of the Delhi Sultanate and also the founder of the Slave dynasty. He was a Turkish of the Aybak tribe and was the sultan for only four years, 1206-1210. He was captured in his childhood and sold as a slave to the chief Qazi of Nishapur, a town situated in the northeastern Iran. He was very well treated by the Qazi and imparted good [...]

Puspa Lata Das, the distinguished social worker, freedom struggler and an ex-parliamentarian was born on March 27, 1915 at North Lakhimpur, Assam . She was born to late Rameswar Saikia and Smt. Swaranalata Saikia. Puspa Lata did her schooling from Panbazar Girls High School, Guwahati from where she was expelled in February 1930 for being the Secretary of an organization called Mukti Sangha at the age of 14. She and her mates raised their voices [...]

Prithviraj Chauhan, the last ruler of Chauhan dynasty to sit on the throne of Delhi, was born in 1168 as the son of Someshwar Chauhan, the king of Ajmer. He was a brilliant child and very sharp at learning the military skills. He had the skill of hitting the target only on the basis of its sound. He succeeded to the throne of Ajmer at the age of thirteen, in 1179,when his father died in [...]