Legendary Battles

Church Bells of Vasai Fort

After the Marathas defeated the Portuguese in 1739 all the churches and building in the fort where captured by the Marathas. The bells from the churches were paraded, carried off on elephant backs as victory souvenirs. Number o...


1758 : Battle of Attock

As the dreaded Afghan leader Ahmed Shah Abdali left India with his hitherto undefeated armies he left his Indian provinces (comprising of Western Punjab and the hill areas of modern Pakistan) under his son and future king of th...



The Forgotten Heroes: Hindu soldiers in the First World War

The narration of First World War is that war was predominantly European and was fought exclusively by Europeans. This is quite a long way departure from the truth. Today, while few would remember that Indian Corps won 13,000 me...


Battle of Somnath : Symbol of Unbroken Faith

Amidst the thundering roar of projectiles and arrows an old man stood silently – behind him the sacred temple of Somnath was in ruins with hordes of Turk horsemen riding over the dead bodies of the custodians of the holy ...



The Last Raid : Dying Embers of the Mughal Empire

In 1754 the Marathas arrived as the kingmakers in Delhi . The defeat and decline of the Imperial Mughal armies had led to the ethnic tensions between the ruling classes of the Mughals being the Iranis, the Turanis and the much ...


For the Ashes of their fathers and the temples of their Gods: The Hindus of Armenia

Prelude Then out spoke brave Horatius, the Captain of the Gate: “To every man upon this earth, death cometh soon or late; And how can man die better than facing fearful odds, For the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of ...



Raja Bhoja’s Vengeance

Amidst the horrific stench and screaming of dying men a battered and torn saffron flag fluttered. Over the defeated and crushed armies of the Yamini dynasty a band of warriors rode, heedless of the multitude of corpses range...


Warrior Queen Karnavati of Uttarakhand

In the mid-1300s the legend goes that their Raja Ajayapala performed a vigorous mantra-sadhana of various bhairava mantra-s into which he had been initiated by a natha-yogin. Consequently, he came to dominate the whole Uttarakh...



The Epic 27 Year War That Saved Hinduism

”Shivaji was the greatest Hindu king that India had produced within the last thousand years; one who was the very incarnation of lord Siva, about whom prophecies were given out long before he was born; and his advent was ...


The Huns : Barbarians Tamed by the Warriors of Dharma

A thunderous hail of arrow and projectiles darken the sky. Waves of fast moving horse mounted warriors in compact bands of up to 4000 release their arrows before wheeling away to allow the next band to attack. In such a manner ...