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comment Does east-west/north-south orientation also impact large islands development?
Mumbai is north-south orientation. Although I wouldn't know if that qualifies as "large" by your standards.
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comment Why is little known of the achievements of Maharaja Ranjit Singh?
You seem to know much about him. Why don't you fill in the gap? Or edit your question to be more specific. Voted to close as unclear what you are asking.
Jul
25
asked What field guns, howitzers and mortars were used by the Indian Army and the Pakistan Army during the 1971 war?
Jul
24
comment Which one is ancient Hinduisam or Dravidiasm
There is no reference to "Sanathana dharma" in the entire pdf. Please do not continue such meaningless discussions here.
Jul
23
comment Which one is ancient Hinduisam or Dravidiasm
@Karthick A way of living can be defined by anyone. This is not historical fact and has no place in a history discussion unless you can show literature or reference from history that clearly states that such a notion / belief existed. A Post independence attempt to create a pan-Indian credo is politics, not history.
Jul
21
comment Which one is ancient Hinduisam or Dravidiasm
@Karthick Can you point to some reference that says "Sanathana Dharma", and that it includes Shaivas, Vaishnavs, and the innumerable other sects?
Jul
2
comment From whom did Gandhi learn his protest technique of non-violence?
From that webpage: "In 2003 the Parihaka leaders were recognised post-humously by an international delegation of representatives of Martin Luther King Jnr, Mahatma Gandhi and Daisaku Ikeda for their foundational work and sacrifice as fathers of non-violent action." Something does not sound right there.
Jul
2
comment Did ancient/medieval Indians produce and consume alcohol?
Correction: I meant Taxes from intoxicants go to the state govt., not necessarily revenue. This is called "Abkari tax". See this.
Jul
2
comment Did ancient/medieval Indians produce and consume alcohol?
I don't think so. There are 2 kinds being manufactured. IMFL denotes Indian Manufacture Foreign Liquor. That's beer, whisky, rum etc. The other kind (legal) is "country liquor" often controlled and regulated by the state govt. (revenue from intoxicants accrue to the state and not the central govt.). The nature varies widely from state to state. But unregulated liquor also exists such as Toddy, Handia, mahua etc. Some of these are "organic", and some not so benign.
Jun
27
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Jun
27
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Jun
26
comment Why did so many countries agree to the Non-Proliferation Treaty?
Israel, Pakistan and India, countries with Nuclear capability have not signed. This might suggest that the majority of the countries who signed had no wish to pursue Nuclear arming, or that they did not have the capability to nuclearize.
Jun
23
comment What is the race of Iranians?
Please add some source to show that Iranians claim to be Aryans.
Jun
23
comment Did Aryan race ever existed?
Too broad, and will create many opinionated debates. Definition too wide, and conversely ideas of blond/blue-eyed too narrow. Also not clear about "what is Y-chromosome and mt-chromosome DNA".
Jun
18
comment Why was spice trade so profitable in the 15th century?
What makes you think Food in Europe was relatively dull? Your answer makes atrocious assumptions regarding the culinary abilities of the Europeans, which has nothing to do with profitability, even by your completely convoluted logic. Stick to the point, and answer without such biases.
Jun
17
comment What was the ancient Egyptian word for “soldier”?
Interesting. "Ahati" might mean (roughly) "injurer" or "one who strikes" in many North Indian languages. "Ahata" is 'injured' as well as 'struck'. The opposite "anahata" is the "unstruck vibration" often symbolised by "OM".
Jun
16
comment If modern human existed for hundreds of thousands years why was writing invented only some 7000-9000 years ago?
What is your answer to the OP question? i.e. why was writing not invented earlier? I BTW have not stated anything- I merely suggested you clean up your answer to be less confusing/convoluted wrt the original question.
Jun
16
comment If modern human existed for hundreds of thousands years why was writing invented only some 7000-9000 years ago?
'history is conjecture and "what if"'. Not really. Your answer "Lets say our culture will be wiped out by a global catastrophe" is fit for science fiction - not HSE. You may like to reword your answer, if it is your claim that writing did exist prior to 9000 years ago.
Jun
16
comment Why was spice trade so profitable in the 15th century?
"Food in Europe was relatively dull". Don't believe your history teacher. And your answer is otherwise confusing too. Is it demand or is it profitable? This of course does not take away from the fact that the question too is based on assumptions.