Category Archives: History

Excerpts from Nathuram Godse’s speech

Nathuram Godse assassinated Gandhi on January 30, 1948. I came across a mention of Godse’s ┬áspeech in the court in Chapter 1 of Ramachandra Guha’s book “India after Gandhi”. I became interested in reading the speech and understanding Godse’s motivation … Continue reading

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The tale of modern Kashmir

This is a summary of Chapter 4 of Ramachandra Guha’s book “India after Gandhi”, titled “A Valley Bloody and Beautiful”. The maharaja of Kashmir at the time of independence: Hari Singh. Hindu, Dogra dynasty. Hari Singh’s prime minister: Ramchandra Kak. … Continue reading

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Time Line, since 1947

Here is a summary of the key events in India according to my perspective since independence in 1947.It is worth dwelling on such timelines because they help us to construct a broad picture of history. Chronology is very useful to … Continue reading

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