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Apr
10
comment Spain's tributary empire vs. Portugal's seaborne empire
In India at least, they maintained only a few small trading settlements on the Coast like Goa etc.
Aug
5
comment Where did the Romans store their cash?
I think banks existed even during the time of the Romans. I base this on some historical novels I've read, but I will try to find proof.
Aug
5
comment Was swastika really a popular symbol among Slavs and/or ancient Indo-Europeans?
The title mentions the Indo-Europeans, but the body doesn't. Maybe you want to change the title?
Jul
8
comment Why the difference of opinion about the disappearance of Subhas Chandra Bose
Should be Right to Information, not education.
Jun
23
comment Is there any history of a government/ruling party refusing to accept a Supreme Court order?
@T.E.D. Are all the verdicts by the full bench? In India at least, it's common to have verdicts by 1-3 judges which can be appealed to benches with more judges.
Jun
23
comment What weapons were manufactured in India by the British forces which were used during world wars?
@kartshan Due to logistics in most industries (including military production), manufacturing and research/development might not be co-located. It's more probable that less specialized equipment was manufactured in India (like guns etc.) for the military's consumption.
Jun
23
comment What weapons were manufactured in India by the British forces which were used during world wars?
Bangalore Torpedo was designed in Bangalore, according to wiki, but it doesn't talk about manufacturing.
Jun
15
comment Was Tajmahal Tejo Mahal?
Seems like all the arguments are basically attributed to P. N. Oak, who wrote a book called "Taj Mahal - The True Story" in 1956.
Jun
14
comment Is treason ever successful?
+1, for referring to RoTK events.
Jun
9
comment When was the concept of “weekly day off” first introduced in Indian Subcontinent?
Well the ancient indians (i.e. Hindus) followed the lunar calendar, meaning the year was divided into about 28-day months, which was divided into 14-day half months (from full moon to new moon and vice versa). So probably there was no concept of weeks till the arrival of the English, this is supported by the names of the days of the week - ravivar (Sun's day), somvar (Moon's day), shanivar (Saturn's day). The others don't correspond to the modern day english names though, and it's always possible that the names in English and Hindi were derived from a common source.
May
27
comment What was the purpose of Nazi extermination camps?
Point 3) can also be extended to the general populace not involved in the war.
May
25
comment Evidence of diets that were exclusively vegetarian
I dont know of any historical evidence, but orthodox Hindus, Jains and Buddhists even today don't eat meat of any kind. This has been Indian tradition for many cneturies, but I cant think of a source that can date it.
May
10
comment Why did the the East-Pakistanis oppose Urdu as their national language while Indians accepted Hindi as theirs?
Flawed assumption here : Hindi is one of the many (18, I think) official languages in India. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_with_official_status_in_India) Describes the opposition to Hindi as the sole official language in India.
Feb
9
comment Are there any communist leaders without a record of acts we consider as a crime (against humanity)?
Well they did form state governments. West bengal had communist rule for over 30 continous years, and Kerela about every 5 alternate years. Also, the dominant party (at least nowadays) is CPI(M) and not CPI. Also, there are media reports of communist party members in West Bengal committing large scale massacres etc., though not very substantiated.
Feb
9
comment Why did India turn down a permanent seat in the UN in 1955?
Note that Nehru was big on friendship with China (at least till 62), and this might have been a token of friendship.
Jan
29
comment What is a difference between the revolution in Egypt that sprung recently and the Russian Revolution of 1917
Which is a difference in effect, but the question was about the cause.
Jan
17
comment Has a foreign power ever sought to compel another country to abide by international law by means of that country's internal judiciary?
I think in such cases they usually go to the International Court of Justice, or WTO.
Jan
15
comment Racism through History
One might say that racism was one of the causes of colonialism. See the white man's burden. Though this was in 1899.
Jan
13
comment Is the claim that Hitler came to power democratically justified?
In the last elections in 2009 in India, the biggest party had about 28% voteshare. The second biggest had about 26%. But the difference in actual parliamentary share came out to be more than 15% of total seats. Depending on the exact mechanism, a party may not need a majority of the vote share to win an election (or to form a government).
Jan
13
comment What factors contributed to the popularity of Eastern cultures in the USA in late 20th century?
What other cultures became popular? Can you give some examples.