Born on 28 January 1865 in Ferozepur, Punjab, Lala Lajpat Rai, also known as Punjab Kesari (the Lion of Punjab), was a patriot, writer, and orator. Hailed as one of India’s prominent freedom fighters and described as the pillar of nationalism in India, Lala Lajpat Rai was one among the trio of Lal-Bal-Pal, which consisted of Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Bipin Chandra Pal, and himself. They were instrumental in initiating the first popular upsurge against the British. He firmly believed that revolutions and revolutionary movements are only natural, and there can be no progress in the world without them. In his endeavour to promote self-help and enterprise, he helped found the Punjab National Bank. Some of his inspirational writings include, The Story of My Deportation (1908), Arya Samaj (1915), Young India (1916), and Unhappy India (1928). He passed away on 17 November 1928.
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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