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Koh-i-Noor: From Kollur to Crown

Posted by VASUDEVA REDDY on Sunday, April 29, 2012, In : ancient history 

Koh-i-Noor, undoubtedly this is the most famous diamond among the Indians and in the Indian history. Though India had produced many diamonds, it has the special space in the pages of history. Well, the word Koh-i-Noor means “mountain of light” and it has a twin diamond, Darya-ye Noor, which means “ocean of light”. Though the Darya-ye Noor is the rarest kind of diamond, Koh-I-Noor has the great history over that. Coming to the technical details of Koh-i-noor, it has very rarest charact...


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The story of India- partII (literature period)

Posted by VASUDEVA REDDY on Thursday, April 12, 2012, In : ancient history 

When I decided to write an article on Indian history, I wondered for a while, how can one write an article in a page or two about the history of humans for over 5000 years, about the land where all human pasts are still alive, about the story of India, the Incredible India! India is the only land on the earth where the unbroken chain of human history is there. So , I decided to split the article in to 4 parts, pre-literature, literature, pre-modern and modern histories of India. The first par...


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Indus valley Civilization: An untold story

Posted by VASUDEVA REDDY on Tuesday, February 14, 2012, In : ancient history 

When the world didn’t wake, we measured to 20th part of a gram. when the world didn’t know where to live we constructed two stair buildings. Suddenly, what happened to the largest ancient civilization, the most advanced Bronze Age civilization and the civilization which has accounted for over five million population at its peak. Scientists said that the civilization existed between 3300BCE-1300BCE. What happened after that?? Does anybody knows?? The contemporary civilizations to the Indus...


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Kurukshetra: History or Myth?

Posted by VASUDEVA REDDY on Wednesday, December 28, 2011, In : ancient history 

Modern world has seen many wars, the biggest war that modern world had seen is World War II, which has accounted for 73 million causalities.  But, according to Indian mythology (for instance), Kurukshetra was the Great War that world has ever seen. According to Mahabharata, One billion 660 million and 20,000 men have fallen in this battle (Mahabharata, book 11, chapter 6, verses 7&8)1.  As many people know Mahabharata has 18 parvas, among which 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th parvas deal with the Great...


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Kama Sutra: A way to achieve human goal

Posted by VASUDEVA REDDY on Thursday, December 22, 2011, In : ancient history 

Today morning I read a forward message which was like,

All the books in the world- The Bible, The Quran, and The Gita teach us to love each other but only Kama sutra explains exactly how!!!

Though it was in funny way, it conveys the right meaning. Making love merely doesn’t mean having sex with somebody. I’ve seen many people whose feelings getting weird by listening to very word KAMA SUTRA. Actually it is the one of the best text the world has ever produced. As you know, better than ou...


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Siddhartha Gautama (lord buddha)

Posted by VASUDEVA REDDY on Sunday, October 31, 2010, In : ancient history 

Siddhartha Gautama lived in the present-day border area between India and Nepal in the 6th century before Christ; his exact birth date is unknown. Because the life of the historical Buddha is inseparable from legend, the following text is not meant to be a historically exact biography, but a short life story based on what has been passed down by generations. The dates are based on present day historians' mainstream view.

563 BC - Birth

Siddhartha Gautama is born in Lumbini, near the Nepales...


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Lord mahavira's period

Posted by VASUDEVA REDDY on Sunday, October 31, 2010, In : ancient history 

 The Period in which Mahavira lived was an age of acute intellectual upheaval in the cultural history of India; and among his contemporaries there were such religious teachers as Kesa-kambalin, Makkhali Gosala, Pakuddha Kaccayana, Purana Kassapa, Samjaya Belatthi-putta and Tathagata Buddha. Mahavira inherited a good deal from earlier Tirthakaras. He left behind not only a systematic religion and philosophy but also a well-knit social order of ascetics and lay followers who earnestly followed ...


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Vedic era (1200-500BC)

Posted by VASUDEVA REDDY on Sunday, October 31, 2010, In : ancient history 

OVERVIEW

The Vedic Age (1500 BC-600 BC) was precipitated by the migration of the Aryan people from northwestern parts of the indian subcontinent. The Vedic Age saw the development of agricultural activities on a large scale in the upper Gangetic plains of India. This period is known for its nature worship and formation of Hindu religious philosophy. The Vedic Age is also termed as the age of the epics, as the great indian epics, the Ramayana and Mahabharata, and the Upanishads were written d...


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Harappa civilization

Posted by VASUDEVA REDDY on Sunday, October 31, 2010, In : ancient history 
Indus Valley civilizations covering approx 1/2 million miles of Northern Indian subcontinent is the largest ancient civilization in history till now. Since both stone and copper are used it is a chalcolithicivil.The Indus Valley people are highly artistic and skilled.Their chief features include a highly organized urban setup and a strong economy.

Harappa Civilisation - Fashion

The exact origins of the IVC people is disputed but appears to belong to four ethnic types including the Protoaustiolo...


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