Born on 26 Sept 1820 in Midnapore, West Bengal, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagarwas an educator, writer, and social reformer. The title ‘Vidyasagar’ (Ocean of Knowledge) was bestowed on him for his vast knowledge on several subjects. He revolutionised the education system in Bengal, and his efforts to simplify and modernize Bengali prose were significant. ‘Borno Porichoy’ (Introduction to the letter) written by him is still used as the introductory text to learn Bengali alphabets. Vidyasagar was vocal about women’s rights, and he endeavoured to change their status and image by opening numerous schools for women in Bengal. He was a reformist, a scholar and a man of exceptional vision. Vidyasagar passed away on 29 July 1891.
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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