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Sep
20
answered Luddite revolutions
Sep
1
awarded  Commentator
Sep
1
comment Which nation on Earth has been under foreign rule the longest?
I think this is an interesting question & should not be closed. We can get all pedantic about 'nation','foreign' etc. but it is clear what Ian is asking & it is an interesting question related to history.
Aug
14
accepted Buddha in Ardha-Naarishvara sculpture in Badami Cave temples?
Aug
14
comment Buddha in Ardha-Naarishvara sculpture in Badami Cave temples?
@Lennart - Thanks for your answer. I had a couple of related follow up questions. Do we know for sure that "Bringhi" predates 6th century i.e. is not a mythical story born after the cave temples were built/carved? Why does he look eerily like starving Buddha?
Aug
13
asked Buddha in Ardha-Naarishvara sculpture in Badami Cave temples?
Jul
25
accepted When was the concept of “weekly day off” first introduced in Indian Subcontinent?
Jul
24
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
18
reviewed Needs Improvement What was it like to have type 1 diabetes in the early 20th century?
Jul
18
reviewed Excellent What is the mark next to the hallmark on this silver object?
Jul
18
reviewed Satisfactory Did the US government officially apologize for Indian Removal Act and Native American Indian genocide?
Jul
18
reviewed Satisfactory How widespread was the practice of chaining slave rowers to the ships?
Jul
18
awarded  Custodian
Jul
18
reviewed Excellent Time it takes to build siege engines
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8
awarded  Yearling
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18
comment How pro-Soviet was India join during the cold war?
Excellent answer! But I have to disagree on your point that USS Enterprise was present & was ready to help India. This Wikipedia article says the exact opposite. "December 11: Liberation of Hilli, Mymenshingh, Kushtia and Noakhali. USS Enterprise is deployed by the USA in the Bay of Bengal to intimidate Indian Navy."
Apr
24
accepted Alexander's seizure of “Brahmin” towns
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22
asked Alexander's seizure of “Brahmin” towns
Feb
4
comment Are there romance stories outside western civilization or before western influence?
Care to explain why "not monogamous" make it non-romantic?
Feb
4
answered Are there romance stories outside western civilization or before western influence?