Category Archives: History

Sri Alluri Seetarama Raju Biography Sri Alluri Seetarama Raju is brave son of India who laid down his life to free mother India from the oppression of the British. He was born on 4th July 1897. While pursuing his studies at Kakinada, Sri Alluri Seetarama Raju came in contact with a notable freedom fighter, Sri Madduri Annapurnayya, and Rallapalli Atchuta Ramayya, a scholar of high repute. For his further studies he went to Visakhapatnam at [...]

Allauddin Khilji Biography Allauddin Khilji succeeded his uncle Jalal-ud-din Firuz Khilji to become the second Ruler of the Khiji Dynasty (1296-1316). Allauddin’s real name was Juna Khan. Allauddin Khilji led a tumultuous yet successful reign during his era. He led the Khilji Dynasty to hold a renowned place in the chronicles of Indian history. Alauddin Khilji was appointed the governor of Kara, near Allahabad city, by his uncle, and it was only after the invasion [...]

Alivardi Khan (1671-1756) was the Nawab Nazim of West Bengal, Bihar and Orissa. A Shiite Muslim by religion, Alivardi Khan was the son of Mirza Muhammad Madani, who served Azam Shah, the son of the great Mughal ruler, Aurangzeb. His mother was a descent of the Turkish tribe of Afshar. Azam Shah employed the adult youths, Mirza Muhammad Ali and his brother Haji Ahmed under his service; however, upon his death in 1707, the family [...]

Akbar Biography Jalaludin Mohammad Akbar or Akbar The Great was the son of Nasiruddin Humayun. He was born on 15th October 1542 in the Rajput fortress of Umarkot, Sind. When he was born Humayun was in exile He was raised by his uncle Askari and his wife in Afghanistan. In his youth he learnt to hunt, run and fight but he never learnt to read and write, but was a well informed ruler with refined [...]

Ahilyabai Holkar Biography Ahilyabai Holkar (1725-1795) was a great ruler and the Queen of the Kingdom of Malwa. Popularly known as Rajmata Ahilyadevi Holkar and she was born in 1725 in the village of Chondi in Maharashtra, India. She was the daughter of Mankoji Shinde who belonged to the Dhangar community, serving as patil of the village. Her father educated her himself and she grew up living a humble pious life, when one day, her [...]

Jivatram Bhagwandas Kripalani who was popularly known as Acharya Kripalani was born on November 11, 1888 in the Sind district of Hyderabad. He was famous for his contribution to Indian politics both in the pre and post Independence era. He was also the President of Indian National Congress when the country attained independence from the British. With roots in Sindh and Gujarat, Acharya Kripalani completed his education from Fergusson College in Bombay with a MA [...]

Bindusara Biography Bindusara (298 B.C.-273 B.C.), son of Chandra Gupta, was the second to sit on the throne of the Great Mauryan Dynasty. Chandra Gupta ruled for about twenty five years and then became a Jain ascetic, leaving behind him a fairly huge Empire which included Baluchistan, Afghanistan, Assam , Orissa, West Bengal, Bihar, Mysore, Vindhyas, Narmada and Hindukush, for his son to inherit. Bindusara further expanded the Mauryan Dynasty as far as Mysore down [...]

Bimbisara Biography Bimbisara (558-491 B.C.), the greatest patron of Goutam Budhha, was one of the early kings of the ancient indian kingdom of Magadha. He extended his kingdom upto Anga in the east and this expansion is considered to have laid the foundation for the vast expansion of the Maurya Empire in future. Bimbisara belonged to the Shishunaga Dynasty and Rajgir was his capital. He was only fifteen when he became the king and he [...]

Shri Bhim Sen Sachar was a freedom fighter and a politician of India. He was born on December 1, 1894. He passed his B.A. and L.L.B. degrees from Lahore and started working as a lawyer in Gujranwala. Shri Bhim Sen Sachar was elected as the Secretary of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee in 1921. He held the post of Registrar in the National University in Lahore and later he was the Municipal Commissioner of Gujranwala from [...]

Begum Hazrat Mahal was a great Indian freedom-fighter who played a major role during India’s First War of independence (1857-58). She was also known as the Begum of Awadh (Oudh) and was the wife of the then Lucknow ruler, Nawab Wajid Ali Shah. Her maiden name was Muhammadi Khanum, and she was bestowed the title ‘Hazrat Mahal’ after the birth of their son, Birjis Qadr. Behind Begum Hazrat Mahal’s graceful nature and physical charm lay [...]