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comment When did the use of “Contact!” by soldiers emerge?
Could you explain what is meant by calling "contact"? Is this like "we've made contact" sort of thing?
Jul
30
reviewed Edit Did Buddha live in a Republic?
Jul
30
revised Did Buddha live in a Republic?
Fixed grammar & added India tag
Jul
30
comment Did Buddha live in a Republic?
From the same wiki: " It was either a small republic, in which case his father was an elected chieftain, or an oligarchy, in which case his father was an oligarch". In other words there is some lack of clarity. Most of Buddhist texts were written much later (300/400 years later) and much is "fables" rather than historical fact. So some things remain unclear.
Jul
29
comment European colonization of India: contrast with America
In India the Europeans came to trade. What happened in their desire to trade and protect their trade was that alliances, warfare, domination, subjugation resulted, as pointed out by @jamesqf. It was not really about grabbing land but making more money. Having said that, a simple "contrast" is possibly too large a topic because the dynamics of colonization (in the subcontinent) is a very big subject, and still being re-interpreted.
Jul
19
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Jul
19
reviewed Leave Closed Why did the NATO (help to) overthrow Kadhafi?
Jul
19
reviewed Leave Closed Was Black Death a weaponised disease?
Jul
19
comment What happened to Dada Abdullah & Co, the firm that started Gandhi's career in South Africa?
You should provide a few references and explain the context.
Jul
17
comment Are there any good examples in earth history of two religions co-existing?
Additionally, Sikhism is monotheistic to the extent Hinduism is. The concept that there is only one God is very well understood in most of practiced/experienced Hinduism. Many deities, but one God. Sorry but this cannot be elaborated any further here.
Jul
17
comment Are there any good examples in earth history of two religions co-existing?
the entire Hindu revivalist movement was a reaction to the Christian Missionary program, and the projection of native/ colonial subject religions as inferior to Christianity. This happened post 1850, when the missionaries started to come in and have influence. However, you are right that it had very little to do with British Administration- directly. But in an indirect way it did- revivalist Hindu nationalism was a large component of the nationalist movement.
Jul
16
reviewed Leave Open What is the origin of the Flower of Life symbol?
Jul
10
comment During the Middle Ages, how many people could fishing feed?
Geography? Culture and food habits play an important role. In "watery" regions more fish would be eaten. Would this not be a supply side determinant?
Jul
8
comment Other examples of Enclave created for protection of a Mixed Race
Interesting. Especially since I live right next door. I'm accepting the answer since no other answer has been provided in a long while.
Jul
8
accepted Other examples of Enclave created for protection of a Mixed Race
Jun
20
comment Why did the British “Indian” army come disproportionately from particular regions?
Gandhi was a key factor in allowing Indians to fight for the British. He supported sending Indian soldiers to the war in support of the Allies.
Jun
19
comment Did Jefferson and Washington smoke weed?
The first 2 paragraphs have information that can be referenced, or sources mentioned.
Jun
17
reviewed Approve Did the Germans purposefully arrange to send Lenin to Russia to start a revolution?
Jun
16
revised What is the history of zirah bagtar armor used in India?
added 83 characters in body
Jun
15
reviewed Leave Open What is the labelling system for artefacts?