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by jambudvipa
24 Dec 2012 12:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 149563

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

Devesh ji..as they say sticks and stones may break my bones but JEM ji's kind words tell me a raw nerve has been touched somewhere. Matrimc ji , about MG i did not mean sarcasm,it was only directed at the seculars who selectively quote from his writings/speeches.I have a lot of respect for MG's idea...
by jambudvipa
23 Dec 2012 22:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 149563

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

Another occasion and the hidden brown sepoys come out in full force.No discussion of the current relations with the UK is complete wihout a proper understanding of the "special relationship" they have with us. Since Brihaspati ji brought up the standards of falling education in UK,it broug...
by jambudvipa
03 Dec 2012 08:58
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies
Replies: 4186
Views: 65136

Re: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies

Brihaspati ji, what could be the reason for the systemic collpase of a large number of Hindu kingdoms in those thirty years (1290-1320).Was it the Hindu kingdoms went down (as they were agriculturally dependent) while the looter sultante could sustain itself for a while before breaking up ( post 133...
by jambudvipa
02 Dec 2012 22:58
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies
Replies: 4186
Views: 65136

Re: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies

Came across details of unknown wars by the Seuna Yadavvas against the Islamic Turks.penned down my thoughts.. Rethinking our concept of Bharatiya history : The case of the Yadava’s of Devagiri While flipping through the pages of a book on inscriptions found in Andhra Pradesh, I came across two inter...
by jambudvipa
02 Dec 2012 22:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2454
Views: 359001

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Came across details of unknown wars by the Seuna Yadavvas against the Islamic Turks.penned down my thoughts.. Rethinking our concept of Bharatiya history : The case of the Yadava’s of Devagiri While flipping through the pages of a book on inscriptions found in Andhra Pradesh, I came across two inter...
by jambudvipa
01 Dec 2012 15:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2454
Views: 359001

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

I concur, in the general populace there has always been reciprocation and sympathy for other dharmics. Panipat was the only war where the victor did not take over Delhi.The Marathas lost the tactical battle but won strategically.Abdali sent a peace letter to the peshwa within a month of Panipat.The ...
by jambudvipa
30 Nov 2012 21:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2454
Views: 359001

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Regarding Marathas what people do not seem to appreciate is that they were the only dharmic group fighting on multiple fronts against multiple predators.Heres a short list: Portugese,dutch,the EIC,mughals and their remnant groups,afghans,various nawabs,nizams etc and Panipat was hardly their finito....
by jambudvipa
28 Nov 2012 23:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2454
Views: 359001

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

I am cross posting this from the GDF thread for maps. This map is a small demo of what can be done with the blank template map that was traced out as part of the Historical Map of India project. The political situation in South India and greater part of Maharashtra during 1350 CE has been shown on t...
by jambudvipa
27 Nov 2012 22:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2454
Views: 359001

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Peter ji, as promised here is a rough geneology of Bukkaraya : Moon>Yadu>>>>>>Sangama I. Sangama I had five sons: Harihara,Bukkaraya,Harappa,Kampana and Mudappa.(this is still an open question as regards names of the other three brothers). Bukkaraya had three/four sons : Vira Kamparaya (or Kampana),...
by jambudvipa
20 Nov 2012 23:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 149563

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

Brihaspati ji,great post.One question though: was it really Tipu who used rockets first? I was under the impression that Marathas had already been using them.
by jambudvipa
20 Nov 2012 14:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2454
Views: 359001

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Peter ji ,I will post the geneology in a few days. Narayan rao garu is correct. Even today the descndents of Vijayanagar dynasty are still extent,I read an article sometime back where even now a coronation is held at Hampi of the descendents. The Marathas were the natural succesors of the Vijayanaga...
by jambudvipa
19 Nov 2012 21:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2454
Views: 359001

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

X-postig from the GDF threads..will be of interest for the wars between Vijayanagar and Madurai sultanate/bahmanis.. This article is continuation of Part I on Bukkaraya which was posted earlier...Both parts including the table which got distorted during posting can be found on my blog: http://jambud...
by jambudvipa
19 Nov 2012 19:56
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies
Replies: 4186
Views: 65136

Re: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies

This article is continuation of Part I on Bukkaraya which was posted earlier...Both parts including the table which got distorted during posting can be found on my blog: http://jambudveep.wordpress.com/2012/08/22/bukkarayapart-i/ 3.Achievements’ of Bukkaraya I 3.1 Destruction of the sultanate of Mad...
by jambudvipa
18 Nov 2012 14:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II
Replies: 4264
Views: 285078

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

Bji, what does the word Bihar actually mean? and in which muslim chronicle is it first referred to?
by jambudvipa
17 Nov 2012 21:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2454
Views: 359001

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Virendra ji was it you who had asked about spy networks in mediveal India? I came across this verse in the Madhuravijayam which specifically alludes to Vira Kamparaya's ( son of Bukkaraya,the second emperor of Vijayanagara empire) penetration of enemy kingdoms ( probably sultanate of Madurai). The c...
by jambudvipa
16 Nov 2012 22:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2454
Views: 359001

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Virendra ji congratulations on your impending marriage. Regarding Sarkar works a bit of caution is needed.In one of his earlier works on Shivaji he literally pours vitriol on Sambhaji but in a later work he refers to him as "Sambhuji" with respect.So a persons viewpoints and attitudes do c...
by jambudvipa
14 Nov 2012 13:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 149563

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

Bashing the Brits 65 years after Independence is truly passe.The great danger today is that from the east not the West....China,which is destroying indigenous industry worldwide,including India,dumping its cheap and shoddy goods as well and building up a mighty military machine which when it starts...
by jambudvipa
05 Nov 2012 22:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II
Replies: 4264
Views: 285078

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

Surasena ji thanks for posting about the actions of the first Tokugawa shogun.His ruthless action protected against Christian depredations for over 200 years. Francis Xavier was a bigot and a fanatic.He was responsible for the Goan inquisition which resulted in the wholesale rape and murder of Hindu...
by jambudvipa
01 Nov 2012 17:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 149563

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

Lakshmikanth ji,

minor correction.

The number of Indians butchered under British tyranny is not 30 million...it is 90 million and still counting.
by jambudvipa
25 Oct 2012 14:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 149563

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

Saar those 90 million (whatever) were also killed using Indian tools. In Jallianwallah bagh the bullets were fired by Gurkha soldiers - so do you permanently consign them to the role of traitorous collaborators? FYI 90 million Indians killed in the british made carange is not "whatever"! ...
by jambudvipa
25 Oct 2012 09:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 149563

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

I think the visceral reaction to Noor Inayat Khan on the forum was partly because she is a muslim. I mean there have been Indian officers who served the British Army (on a Kings Commission no less) - Field Marshall Cariappa for instance. He served the major part of his career in the British Army (a...
by jambudvipa
13 Oct 2012 23:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 149563

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

B ji +1 on your post. Why this hankering amongst Indians for "recognition" from the British establishment?That is never going to happen. Is this how our self esteem is redeemed?One memorial here with dubious wording and another there and we agree to be nice people! Use and throw is the mot...
by jambudvipa
29 Sep 2012 15:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 638774

Re: Internal Security Watch

It is futile to think those RNIs will ever learn. I strongly believe death (ofcource natural only) is the only option for them. No wonder Avatara purushas preferred to kill the Asuras, for they know the issue is with the ahamkara and senses that come with physical body/life only. IMHO this is a dan...
by jambudvipa
17 Sep 2012 13:39
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies
Replies: 4186
Views: 65136

Re: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies

Klaus ji, I am happy that you found our maps project inspiring.I will look forward to your book when it comes out.

PS: would it be possible for you to share the kashmir maps once your book is out ? I am a lover of maps :D
by jambudvipa
14 Sep 2012 23:42
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies
Replies: 4186
Views: 65136

Re: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies

Guys give it a rest. The thread is descending into chaos. Atriji, I agree with your thoughts on varna and caste being different things.As per traditional defination of a Brahmana even I am not one. I understand Brihaspatiji is talking about the varna.Intellectually it has been a steep down ride. How...
by jambudvipa
04 Sep 2012 21:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth
Replies: 8372
Views: 441170

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gora http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gora_%28racial_epithet%29 Rajesh ji, yeah.. even the word gora needs update. Unfortunately even maasan school kids use wiki as a source for researching data. So, please be aware that if you do have proper dates, with substantiated docum...
by jambudvipa
02 Sep 2012 21:19
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies
Replies: 4186
Views: 65136

Re: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies

Virendra ji, thanks exactly what i was referring to and I was looking for the PN Oak article + Stephen knapps photos of the Hindu scuptures behind the Islamic calligraphy.
by jambudvipa
01 Sep 2012 23:14
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies
Replies: 4186
Views: 65136

Re: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies

Who really built the Qutb Minar? I am going through the complete translation of "Taj ul Maathir" of Taj ud din Nizami done by Bahgwat Swaroopn. Nizami was a contemporary of Qutb ud din Aibak.While he crows incessantly about Aibaks lustrous sword and this and that ,nowhere does he mention t...
by jambudvipa
24 Aug 2012 14:37
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies
Replies: 4186
Views: 65136

Re: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies

Narayana rao garu,

Many thanks for your offer.I will most certianly take you up on it in the near future.


Virendra ji,

thanks for the encouragement.Will try and be more regular in posting.
by jambudvipa
23 Aug 2012 08:24
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies
Replies: 4186
Views: 65136

Re: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies

JD, I will buy the translation for I have been looking for a good translation of Gangadevi's work. Hope you plan to include a short history and context of the times. Will do Ramana garu.Plus some maps as well. RamaY garu the book you are looking at (I am guessing here) is the commentary by Subraman...
by jambudvipa
22 Aug 2012 23:18
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies
Replies: 4186
Views: 65136

Re: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies

After a long break... This is the first part of a two part series on the Vijayanagar emperor Bukkaraya I. I have taken the liberty of not quoting references as it tends to become time consuming.But most of them can be found quite easily ( quite a few of them are on my blog : http://jambudveep.wordpr...
by jambudvipa
20 Aug 2012 23:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army History Thread
Replies: 961
Views: 188886

Re: Indian Army History Thread

Are there any good books on Operation polo?
by jambudvipa
16 Jul 2012 23:07
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The Mughal Era in India
Replies: 638
Views: 1788

Re: The Mughal Era in India

i forget the name of the king, but he gathered the rajput clans together at mt abu and defeated a significant arab or turkish force There was a big battle with the army of Gujarat under Solanki queen Naikidevi against Mahmud Ghauri in 1178.Ghuari had to be carried away on a litter of spears,was bad...
by jambudvipa
05 Jul 2012 23:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 149563

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

They both turned out to be deracinated dhimmis. The girl married a christian as soon as she got a job. The boy is in the process of an inter-caste marriage. The parents cannot accept his marriage because they didn't accept the girls marriage. So he is in the process of leaving the parents to their ...
by jambudvipa
05 Jul 2012 12:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 149563

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

Lalmohan, what is with this " you havent lived in the UK,hence cannot comment.I do hence am qualified to interpret things for you" thing? why try to impose self censorship on people? When news is in the public domain especaiilly a character like amartya sen who carries his secular credenti...
by jambudvipa
06 Jun 2012 11:04
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies
Replies: 4186
Views: 65136

Re: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies

Can anyone tell me who was the arab governor of Sistan in 683,684-685 CE?

TIA
by jambudvipa
21 May 2012 20:57
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies
Replies: 4186
Views: 65136

Re: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies

Brihaspatiji, who has done the best and unedited translation of Ibn Batutas travels in India? I am most interested in what exactly he described about the Sultan of Madura. The history of the war of Vijayanagar with Madura is written on extremely shaky grounds,with every historian having a contrastin...
by jambudvipa
23 Apr 2012 14:47
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies
Replies: 4186
Views: 65136

Re: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies

Can anyone tell me who was the reigning king of Kashmir in 672 CE?

TIA
by jambudvipa
15 Mar 2012 20:32
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies
Replies: 4186
Views: 65136

Re: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies

Surasena thanks for the pics and info.The weapon in pic no 7 is not a whip.I have a photo of a very similar weapon from 18th century south India in Leeds Royal Armoury.

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