Indian History

Indian History: King Harsha Vardhana

June 1, 2016

The decline of imperial Guptas led to the demise of imperial idea in India. Since most of the great empires were built in north India under great empire builders such as Mahapadmananda, Chandragupta Maurya, Asoka, Kanishka and Samudragupta, it was North India which felt the impacts of...

Maurya Administration and Life

May 29, 2016

The Mauryan imperial polity held sway over nearly three quarters of India’s landmass for a period little less than two centuries. As with any other great empire, the genesis of Maurya Empire was in the economic and military strength of its heartland and the ability of its...

Political History of Magadha

May 29, 2016

Of all the Mahajanapadas, Magadha eventually emerged as most powerful mainly because of its peculiar geographical location. It was bordered by Ganga River in North, Son River in West, Vindhya ranges in south and Champa in East. The natural barriers protected Magadha from three sides and it...

Search of Saraswati River

May 6, 2016

Haryana government renamed the Mustafabad tehsil in Yamunanagar district as ‘Saraswati Nagar’. The renaming was done to mark the discovery of the mythical river Saraswati and its importance in the Hindu mythology. According to officials, there exists an old dried up riverbed of Saraswati in the area....

Socio-political Implications of the Aryan Invasion Theory

December 29, 2015

In recent times, Aryan Invasion theory was making news because the RSS uses the term Vanavasis for tribals and not Adivasis. The idea is to portray that all Hindus are original to India; and the Aryan-Invasion Theory divides the Hindus on caste lines. Further, there are attempts...