History

FOUNDING LEADERS – Justice Party: 100 years of Dravidian movement

Formed On Nov 20, 1916 At The Residence Of Ethiraj In Vepery For a political or social movement to evolve, ex pand, sustain and serve its purpose, not only are strong ideologies and eminent leaders required but, more importantly , a ripe social climate is needed. In simpler words there should exist a necessity for such a movement. In the early 20th century , caste and religion dominated life in Tamil country . In public buses, lower caste people (dalits) were not allowed to travel.On bus tickets, it was printed that untouchables were not...

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WHEN ASIA WAS THE WORLD by Stewart Gordon

WHEN ASIA WAS THE WORLD by Stewart Gordon

Stewart Gordon’s book has an intriguing title and his meticulous research has thrown light upon a period known as the Dark Ages in Europe but by no means dark in Asia. The time-period covered by his account of eight travellers is between the seventh and sixteenth centuries. Asia had legendary cities, fabled artifacts, original thinkers whose work formed the basis of European knowledge later, like Ibn Sina, known as Avicenna in Europe. Gordon’s method of presenting this vibrant world is through accounts of travellers; not all of them wrote of...

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THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY By Craig L. Symonds

THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY By Craig L. Symonds

The Battle of Midway is a carefully researched and well written re-examination of a pivotal event in American history. Military historian John Keegan called this victory “the most stunning and decisive blow in the history of naval warfare.” It all began six months before the battle when just after dawn on Christmas morning 1941, Admiral Chester Nimitz landed in a Coronado flying boat on the still waters of Pearl Harbor. He saw the gigantic curved bottoms of the upended battleships Oklahoma and Utah and the wrecked Nevada run aground nearby....

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