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Sources of History
Coins, inscriptions, and memorial stones are important sources of India's lost history
Historical Artifacts
Freedom Fighters of India
Portarit of Lokamanya Balgangadhar Tilak

Sardar Bhagat Singh
Freedom Fighters of India
Raja Ram Mohan Roy
Raja Ram Mohan Roy (1774-1833)
A Hindu Reformer and Visionary, considered by many as the father of modern India
Picture from cover of a children's book - artist not known

Warren Hastings
The First Governor General of India - from a 19th century lithograph
Governor General Warren Hastings

Portrait of D.D. Kosambi, a great Sanskrit and Budhist Scholar

Chavundaraya of Gometeshwara fame.
Outstanding Indian Women
Queen of Jhansi, Laxmibai

Sculptures from Bhatkal Temple
Period social life that is often depicted in sculptures is a valuable source of Indian history
Sources of Indian History

Painting of Shivaji by Artist Sri

Historian Suryanath U. Kamath
Social History in Period Murals
Medieval Crime and Punishment
Wall painting in a Jain Muth in Shravanabelagola shows a man being shamed in public. Notice the urinating boys.

Wall Painting in a Jain Monestary, Shravanabelagola
Paintings depicting contemporary social life are an invaluable resource to students of history
Paintings as a Source of History
Sources of History
Travelling Musicians
Paintings depicting contemporary social life are an invaluable resource to students of history.

Portrait of Dr. R.C. Majumdar
(Picture enhanced photographically by K. L. Kamat)

Sir William Jones (1748-1794)
William Jones pioneered the formal study of India, and the field of Indology.

Emperor Ashoka (B.C. 304-239)
Emperor Ashoka as a great ruler of India and as promoter of Buddhism holds an important role in the history of the world.
Emperor Asoka
Picture of Ibn Batuta
Islamic Traveler Ibn Batuta (A.D. 1305 - 1369)
Artist's profile of Ibn Batuta (source: National Geographic Dec. 1991)

Portrait of J.F. Fleet
Historian Fleet
Queen Chennamma of Keladi
Queen Chennamma and Courtiers
Town of Keladi, 17th century

Emperor Akbar
Akbar is among the greatest kings who ruled India.
Akbar the Great
Nanasaheb Peshwa
See Also: The Sepoy Mutiny

Begum Hazrat Mahal
1857 War for Independence
The Lion of Punjab
Lala Lajpat Rai
Painting by Upendra Maharathi, National Gallery of Modern Art

Pakistani Stamp Honoring its Father of Nation, Jinnah
Mohammed Ali Jinnah
Prime Ministers of India
Lalbahadur Shastri (1904-1966)

Raja Bhamashah (1542-1598 apprx.)
Bhamashah was Maharana Pratap's childhood friend and adviser. As a courageous and a skillful General, Bhamashah played crucial roles in the numerous military exercises of Mewar against the mighty Moghul army.
Raja Bhamashah
History of Goa
Alfonso Albuquerque
Albuquerque was the Portuguese General who seized Goa from the Bijapur kingdom and paved way for its colonization
Collection of State Museum of Goa, Panaji

Maharaja Scindhia of Gwalior, 1877
Scindhias of Gwalior
Foreigner`s Accounts of India
Dinner at the Residence of Ruler of Saluva
Illustration by R.S. Naidu

Pietro Della Valle (c. 1586-1652 CE)
Della Valle was an Italian who traveled in India during the Renaissance period and documented his travels.
Sources of Indian History
Ramakrishna Gopal Bhandarkar
R. G. Bhandarkar (born July 1, 1837; death August 24, 1925) was a was a scholar and social reformer. He worked to improve the status of Indian women.

Tatya Tope
Tatya Tope (a.k.a) Tantya Tope was a leader of the 1857 Revolt
Tatya Tope
Begum of Awadh
Begum Hazrat Mahal
Detail from an Indian Postage Stamp


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