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A thread on Effects of British rule on Indian Medicine. 👇

The period of British rule from 1757 to 1900 is marked by major sociopolitical changes and scientific breakthroughs that impacted medical systems, institutions, and practitioners in India.

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In addition, historians have debated whether the colonial regime used Western medicine as a tool to expand and legitimize its rule which eventually led to death of Indian Medicine system.

During this period, the practice of “Doctory” or Western medicine gained momentum in India
buoyed with the support of the British as well as Western-educated Indians. Many Indians were trained in Western medicine and employed by the administration as “native doctors” in the subordinate medical service, and the superior medical service by and large comprised Europeans.
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On this day in #Sikh history. (A Thread).

Year-1984
Supreme Sikh Council decided to demolish the damaged Akal Takhat and to allocate the KarSewa for its rebuilding to Sant Harbans Singh. This meeting of the Five Head Priests was held in the damaged Darshani Deori of the Darbar
Sahib complex. Buta Singh and Tarlochan Singh were also present at this meeting. To normalize the situation, about 14 essential conditions were given in writing. Baba Karak Singh gave his assent to this note.
These are the 14 conditions placed before the Government of India in
June 1984 by the Singh Sahibans. Those who signed the document were the head priest of Sri Darbar Sahib; the head priest of Akal Takhat, Giani Kirpal Singh; the head priest of Damdama Sahib, Giani Lakkha Singh; the head priest of Anantpur Sahib, Giani Harcharan SIngh Mahalon; and
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Roman chronicler Claudius Aelianus (mid-second century AD) wrote A Collection of Miscellaneous History; (translated by McCrindle) wherein he says the following regarding Ox races in India 👇 @dhingramahima9 @AartiAuthor @VaruKrutika @icedtea28 @harshasherni @apparrnnaa :-
“Oxen races: C. xxiv. The Indians make much ado also about the oxen that run fast; and both the king himself and many of the greatest nobles take contending views of their swiftness, and make bets in gold and silver, and think it no disgrace to stake their money on these animals.
They yoke them in chariots, and incur hazard on the chance of victory. The horses that are yoked to the car run in the middle with an ox on each side, and one of these wheels sharp round the turning-post and must run thirty stadia...
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On #WorldHeritageDay I showcase the soul of #Dogra people & the epicentre of their modern history. The images will also reveal how if you want to squash a voice, you erase their history & self-esteem. This site has been a victim of loot, pillage & arson. #MubarakMandi #Jammu
The #MubarakMandi Palace complex holds 300 yrs of Dogra history within itself. With over 20 palaces built over 200 years starting at 1710 it is unlike any other. From here the Dogra rulers reigned over their sprawling kingdom.
For over 200 years, they ruled over an area that stretched from the Pir Panjal mountain range in the north, the plains of Punjab to the South to Ladakh & Tibet in the east.
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In many ways, the history department of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) was akin to Irfan Habib’s personal Jagir, a legacy bequeathed by his father, the trailblazing distorian, Mohammed Habib.  
by Sandeep Balakrishna @dharmadispatch

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#IrfanHabib
When the decade of the 1970s dawned, Irfan Habib & his Aligarh gang had succeeded in erasing the name of #JadunathSarkar beyond their wildest imagination. 
By Sandeep Balakrishna @dharmadispatch

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#IrfanHabib #IndianHistory #MarxistHistorians
One of the tactics that this gang employed in this deplorable project was to condemn & abuse #JadunathSarkar ’s works publicly but to never put their calumny in print.

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#IrfanHabib #MarxistHistorians
#IndianHistory
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The #CholaEmpire at its greatest extent, during the reign of Rajendra Chola I in 1030 CE.
#IndianHistory
The #CholaDynasty was one of the longest-ruling dynasties in the history of southern India.
300s BCE–1279 CE.
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During the period 1010–1200, the #CholaEmpire stretched from the Andaman/Sri Lanka/Maldives to territories of Malaysia,Thailand & Indonesia
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Instrument of Accession of Jammu & Kashmir to the Union of India signed by Mahraja Hari Singh. Oct1947
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1947-1948s: Nehru inspecting the Women's Militia (Women's Self-Defense Corps).
Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.
As per resolution passed by Parliament(1994), Entire J&K including PoK is integral part of India
#PakAtrocitiesInPOK
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Hinduism expansion in Asia, from its heartland in Indian Subcontinent, to the rest of Asia, started circa 1st century
Greater India was the historical extent of the culture of Hinduism & Buddhism beyond the Indian subcontinent.
Ruins of Ayutthaya Temple in Wat Cha Wattanaram, Ayutthaya Historical Park, Thailand which was named after Ayodhya.
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Lt. Col. Hari Singh of the India's posing outside a captured Pakistani police station in Lahore.
#IndoPakWar1965
Indian army in the #IndoPakWar1947.
Major General Syed Ahmed (R) offers his surrender of the Hyderabad State forces to Major General J.N.Chaudhuri.
c1948
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Devi Mahatmya ManuScript in #Sanskrit on palm-leaf, Bhujimol script, Bihar or Nepal, 11th century.
#IndianHistory
Rigveda (padapatha) Manuscript in Devanagari on paper, early 19th century.
#Sanskrit
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Indian miniature painting of Bhagwan Varaha, avatar of Bhagwan Vishnu, Chamba circa 1850.
#IndianHistory
#IndianArt
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Ashoka the Great's Empire after Kalinga War C.265 BCE, was the major power at that time.
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Location of #KalingaEmpire. c.261 BCE, Kalinga was an early republic in central East India.
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More than 150,000 #KalingaEmpire warriors & about 100,000 Ashoka's warriors were slain in Kalinga War
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