Born on 22 December 1924, in Gohpur (Assam), Kanaklata Barua was a young freedom fighter who bravely faced bullets and attained martyrdom when she was barely 18 years. Orphaned at a very young age, Kanaklata nurtured a deep-rooted resentment against the British regime. The brutal persecution of prominent local leaders like Cheniram Das, Mahim Chandra, and Jyoti Prasad Agarwal further enraged her. Kanaklata became an active member of the Mrityu Vahini (Death Squad), which was established by Jyoti Prasad in Tezpur. On 20 September 1942, holding the National Flag, Kanaklata led the Mrityu Vahini in a procession to hoist it atop the Gohpur Police Station. The police force opened fire, and in the carnage Kanaklata attained martyrdom. It is said that she continued to hold the flag and did not allow it to fall to the ground until another freedom fighter took it from her.
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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