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Aug
11
reviewed Leave Closed Is the Cold War still going on?
Aug
11
comment Why were there more Muslims in East Bengal than in West Bengal
Could it have been that the agriculturists had a better chance of prospering in the rich Eastern delta than the semi-arid Western regions? And could it have been that at that time most agriculturists were Muslim (one of the cited reasons for Curzon's partition)?
Aug
10
comment What evidence supports the claim that Shivaji's father was Muslim?
In its current form I think this answer is good enough. I think that last two points greatly add to the quality of the argument.
Aug
10
reviewed Leave Open Why did France just give up without a major fight in WW2?
Aug
10
reviewed Leave Open Who invented psychological pricing?
Aug
10
reviewed Leave Open What evidence supports the claim that Shivaji's father was Muslim?
Aug
10
comment Why did France just give up without a major fight in WW2?
I see that the question is wrong factually. However, should we be closing factually incorrect questions instead of answering why they are factually incorrect?
Jul
27
comment Why did Peter the Great crown Catherine I as empress?
@FelixGoldberg This one is an exceptional case. I will clarify in my post.
Jul
27
comment When and where was salt as valuable as gold?
+1 This does not answer the actual question but does a wonderful job of explaining why salt was so valuable.
Jul
25
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
25
answered Was there public resistance to Queen Hatshepsut's reign in ancient Egypt?
Jul
24
awarded  Excavator
Jul
24
comment When were the different stories of Hindu gods written?
edit I guess now my down vote is self explanatory. This is a history SE and we need evidence that is accepted widely by the scientific community. Calculating age from the Hindu Calendar is ok. But believing the fact that the puranas were written on a particular date in that calendar needs more proof. Philological evidence places most puranas during/post Gupta period and a few to around 500 BCE. That makes some of them at most 2000 years old --not 5000 years old. The rigveda has been dated back to 1700 BCE though by some.
Jul
24
comment When were the different stories of Hindu gods written?
@T.E.D. Perhaps this comment should be merged in the main answer.
Jul
24
revised When were the different stories of Hindu gods written?
Fix the vedic age period
Jul
24
comment When was the concept of “weekly day off” first introduced in Indian Subcontinent?
@moonstar2001 That is ok. But we are wondering if any of those practises translated into regular weekly holidays. We know that many religious dates were marked as yearly holidays but are debating over the weekly day off per the OP's question.
Jul
24
comment From whom did Gandhi learn his protest technique of non-violence?
Very interesting. I know that the doctrines of karma influenced Buddhism and Jainism and the temple architecture did definitely influence Jain templates but did not know that ahimsa was also a borrowed concept. Do you have any evidence that will prove that "ahimsa paramo dharmaha" is actually a Vedic concept (I believe the term Hindu was not used back then)?
Jul
23
comment When and by whom was the Tirupati Tirumala temple in India built?
Do you mean to say this statue formed all by itself ?
Jul
23
comment When and by whom was the Tirupati Tirumala temple in India built?
Which deity is considered self-formed?