Daughter-in-law of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj she is also called the ‘rainha dos Marathas’ or the ‘Queen of the Marathas’ by the Portuguese. Married very young to Shivaji’s younger son, Rajaram, she was trained in horse riding and weapon handling, by her father, Hambirrao Mohite, commander-in-chief of the Maratha army. …However when the Mughals laid siege […]
An extraordinary queen, an able and honest administrator, she became the Rani of Kittur, a former princely state in Karnataka, when her husband died., She led an armed force against the British East India Company in 1824 in defiance of the doctrine of lapse in an attempt to maintain Indian control over the region, but was defeated in the third war […]
Swami Vivekananda lived for 39 yrs from 1863 to 1902 and unraveled the hidden indian heritage treasure to the world. He was a multifaceted genius. while his spiritual eminence and profound understanding of india and her culture, history and future are well known.
A Quick Look at Indian History tells us in 50 panels the travails and glory of Bharat from ProtoHistory to Mumbai 2011. It was created by Raj and Nina Mohanka from Boston
FACT presents the only known permanent exhibition in the world on the Goa Inquisition by the Portuguese : razing of temples, forced marriage of Hindu women to Portuguese soldiers, torture, crucifixions, death by burning… Most traces of the Inquisition are gone from Goa, hence the importance of this exhibition
The Shivaji Maharaj Museum of Indian History Pune has commissioned a second exhibition on the great Shivaji Maharaj, a Divine Vibhuti, in the Amar Chittra Khatar style
‘The Shivaji Maharaj Museum of Indian History Pune has commissioned a second exhibition on the great Shivaji Maharaj, a Divine Vibhuti, in the Amar Chittra Khatar style. Here Shivaji pleading with his mother not to commit sati upon the death of Shahaji Raja'
An exhibition mounted by FACT – India Rana Pratap (r. 1572 – 1597). Artist: Raja Ravi Varma, 1901. Oil paint on canvas. Accession No. 2011.T.0021. Pictorial Archives of The Maharanas of Mewar, © MMCF, Udaipur Maharana Pratap was born in 1540. Rana Uday Singh, the Second, of Mewar had 33 children. Among them, the eldest […]
An exhibition mounted by FACT – India Dara Shukoh Birth of Prince Dara Shukoh at Ajmer. Dara Shukoh: A Forgotten Hero of Indian Cultural Synthesis – Need of Dara’s Spirit in contemporary world against terrorism. Dara Shukoh was born on 20 March 1615 A.D. at Sagartal near Ajmer. It is said that his father, the […]
The Aryan invasion theory is taught to all Indians as gospel truth right from childhood. All of us grew up assuming it was scientific and unquestionable. this theory lead to obvious North-South divide in India and subsequent Dravidian politics that fueled dissent and conversions. The unfortunate truth is that theory is neither true nor scientific. […]
Many historians point to the correspondence between Sringeri Shankaracharya Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya and Tipu Sultan during 1791-92 and 1798, and argue that Tipu was upholder of secularism and respected Hindu religious heads and places of worship. However if one goes through the letters and edicts issued by Tipu Sultan to his principal military commanders, the governors […]
AN AWARD & EXHIBITION MOUNTED BY FACT – INDIA “Is there a greater hero, a greater saint, a greater bhakta and a greater king than Shivaji? Shivaji was the very embodiment of a born ruler of men as typified in our great Epics. He was the type of the real son of India representing the […]
Conference on South Asian Conflicts Oslo, Norway, 11th April, 2008: Bringing together top leaders, senior diplomats and experts from diverse backgrounds, a historic Conference on Peace and Reconciliation in South Asia concluded in the “peace capital” of the world today.The two-day Conference, which focused on the internal armed conflicts in South Asian nations of India, […]