16 October 1905 was a defining day in the history of Bengal, as it heralded the Partition of Bengal (under Lord Curzon) into two provinces: Bengal that included the current state of West Bengal, Odisha, and Bihar and Eastern Bengal and Assam. The British administration had been contemplating the division of Bengal. The reason the British gave was that they felt it was a very large Presidency, and there were difficulties in administering such a large area. However, Indian historians believe that the purpose of this partition, done along religious lines, was to drive a wedge between religions.
There was widespread unrest following the partition, and a huge cry for the unity of Bengal. Tagore composed the famous song ‘Amar Sonar Bangla’, which later became the national anthem of Bangladesh. Owing to mass political protests, the partition was annulled in 1911, and new provinces were created based on linguistic lines and not religious lines.
The Koh-i-Noor is amongst the most celebrated gems in the world. It was taken from India under the terms of the Last Treaty of Lahore, signed in 1839. After being shaped and cut by the British, it now weighs 105.6 Carat.
The Rath Yatra(Chariot festival) is one of the grandest festivals celebrated at the Jagannath Temple in Puri.This commemorates the annual visit of Lord Jagannath along with his siblings Balabhadra and Subhadra to their aunt’s house. Gundicha.
Bali Yatra, a festival that commemorates the rich maritime history of Odisha is celebrated throughout the state. In the historic city of Cuttack, a week-long event is organised starting from the day of Kartika Purnima.
Sivasagar, in Eastern Assam, is a city of historical and cultural significance, which also showcases nature's beauty. It served as the seat of power for the Ahoms, and contains important monuments from the era.
Step into the captivating history of the four queens who ruled in succession. Begums of Bhopal were known to be competent rulers as they redefined the city of Bhopal and maintained respectable relations with the British
This story is based on the World’s first all granite temple, the Brihadeswara Temple at Tanjavur. The pride of Rajaraja Chola I, built almost 1000 years ago, this temple is the best example of precision and symmetry in architecture.
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