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Noble Persian in Service of Kadamba Maharaja in Ancient Gandhara
During clearance of storage boxes in the Museum für Indische Kunst, Berlin, Dr Caren Dreyer came across a bunch of old photographs taken by Mr G.W.Leitner in the Museum of Lahore at the end of the 19th century. Most of the pictures show well-known Kharosti ...

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Brahmagiri, Maski and other Ashokan Archeological Sites
Brahmagiri is located in the Chitradurga district. BRAHMAGIRI (Minor Rock Inscription 1 & 2). Excavations at the site have revealed considerable archaeological evidence pointing to Brahmagiri having been an important centre in south India even well before ...

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Origin of Vikrama Samvat : Great Vikramaditya
Origin and Vikrama Era or Vikram Samvat at 23rd February, 57 B.C. has been most Controvesial in Indian History. Vikramaditya is said to have initiated this era after defeating sakas. But there is lot of claims on who initiated this era by modern scholars e...

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Old Saka Era - Varahmihira 's Sree Harsha Era
We have consistently seen Saka era along with Vikrama Samvat are two era used in India for the last two thousand years. We have seen Pulakesin gives shalivahana saka starting at 78 AD. Vikram Samvat starts at 56BC. In Indian Literature these dates are coun...

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Environment Friendly Mining in Ancient Karnataka
by Tushar Gandhi During my travels through Karnataka and And­hra, I have seen evidence of how our ancestors were very mu­ch aware of the importance of metals and minerals. How to explore them, mine them and extract metals from ore. Ancient Indians were smel...

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Environment Friendly Mining in Ancient Karnataka
by Tushar Gandhi During my travels through Karnataka and And­hra, I have seen evidence of how our ancestors were very mu­ch aware of the importance of metals and minerals. How to explore them, mine them and extract metals from ore. Ancient Indians were smel...

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Legends of Ganga Dynasty Origin
There are various legendary stories of Ganga Dynasty Origin, especially when during 8th to 10th century AD. Let us analyse them Legends of Origin Ikshvaku Lineage Traditional Account of Gangas, says Harischandra of the Ikshvaku vamsa (ikshvaku of Ramayana, ...

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Dravida Sishu between Sankara and Sambandhar
Soundaryalahari stanza is given below. It contains world Dravida sisu. Now who is sankara referring to as dravida Sissu is the debate. Is it Sankara or Sambandhar. Let us see. Dravida Sishu in Soundaryalahari tava stanyam manyE tuhinagirikanyE hrdayata: pa...

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Anti-colonial uprisings in Karnataka 1800-1860
The micro-stories from different parts of Karnataka during the six
decades of 19th century (1800-1860) give us an indication of the
wide-spread nature of anti-colonial struggles in different parts of
India. Clearly they had spread among commoners and gen...
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