The Kashmir Princess

11th April, 1955. The Air India Constellation passenger airliner travelled at high speed through the clouds. One of the delegates of People’s Republic of China (PRC) checked his watch. 9.20 UTC. The passenger airliner, popularly known as the “Kashmir Princess” was carrying the whole of the PRC delegation, journalists and the aircraft crew over to … Continue reading The Kashmir Princess

Age of Revolution

Indian society in the early colonial era In the early 19th century, Europe was going through the ‘enlightenment’, its greatest philosophical an intellectual movement, while in India; there was a period of stagnation. Indian society, as a whole remained detached from and indifferent to the political developments. It was an age of intolerant institutions and … Continue reading Age of Revolution

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