(This article was published in national daily/South Indian daily-Deccan Chronicle) Nestled in the heart of the Deccan Plateau, Bidar, a place rich with history, stands as a gem of Karnataka’s rich cultural heritage. Once the majestic capital of the Bahmani Sultanate, Bidar now embraces its past with open arms while merging it with the contemporary […]
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ODISHA HISTORY: WHY DEVENDRAVARMAN RAJARAJA IS CREDITED AS ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL KALINGAN KINGS ?
(This article was published in the Odishabytes portal) The Eastern Ganga dynasty, which ruled most of present-day Odisha and northern Andhra Pradesh, is one of the illustrious dynasties of India and of the world as well. It’s one of the few royal houses in India, which existed for more than a millennium. On one hand,
(This opinion piece was published in the editorial section of the local daily-Orissapost. The op-ed received high praises from academicians ,bureaucrats and politicians) History books with a rationalised syllabus have been introduced in schools around the country with the start of the new academic session from April. In this rationalisation process, which aims at easing
(This article was published in the local daily of Odisha-Sambad English) There was a time when the Mongols were known for feigned retreat warfare, but it would be a surprise for someone on hearing that a battle with such a well-planned retreat strategy took place in Eastern India, and it was carried out by the
Leonardo Da Vinci showed the world glimpses of a future no one else could see, writes Sibashis Mahapatra.(this article was published in the YT section of ThePrint) Leonardo was born on 15th of April, 1452 in Vinci, just outside Florence in Italy. His father, Ser Piero, was a wealthy Florentine notary, and his mother, Caterina,
(This article was published in the The Commune Mag portal) Otto von Bismarck, the illustrious statesman of Prussia, is a towering figure in world history. Bismarck’s unshakable commitment to Realpolitik and his keen understanding of military strategy helped to unify Germany and make it a world power. He was a follower of the Machiavellian principle
Coronation anniversary of Anantavarman Chodaganga on February 17.(This article was published in the Bhubaneswar edition of The Pioneer) Scultpture of Annatavarman Chodaganga at Chudangasahi, Puri,Odisha Picture Credit-Wikipedia,Deepak Kumar Nayak. The Jagannath temple in Puri, Odisha does not need any introduction to people across the globe. It is not only the sacred abode of the “Lord
A recent visit to 13th century Chateshwara Shiva temple of Kisinapur and 15th century Jagannath Temple of Gopinathpur Sasan village near Cuttack,Odisha It was a Friday and I was free with not much work around. Since I was in hometown, I wanted to visit some local heritage sites which would be relatively near to Bhubaneswar.
A brief narrative of the valorous warrior-prince Hamvira Deva of Odisha’s famous Suryavamsa Gajapati dynasty.(The article was originally published in Pragyata portal) Image Credit -Artist Ramdas and Sibashis Mahapatra The political situation in Bharatavarsh in the medieval period From the 12th century onwards, the Ghurids of Afghanistan, and later the Mamluks, conquered a large chunk