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Of late, I have been tweeting threads on issues like #history & on #Maharashtra & #Mumbai. This is a compilation of some threads over the month

On a little-known attempt by an inebriated #British policeman to kill #MahatmaGandhi in #Pune


#NathuramGodse
The #ParvatiSatyagraha launched by Ambedkarites and reformist activities seeking that #Dalits be allowed to enter the Parvati temple in #Pune



#DrBabasahebAmbedkar #DrAmbedkar #DalitMovement #history
How #Dussehra was once a rallying point for the Swadeshi movement. It was on this day in 1905 that #VinayakDamodarSavarkar organised a massive bonfire of imported clothes


#Savarkar #LokmanyaTilak #Tilak #Pune #Maharashtra #swadeshi #Gandhi #MahatmaGandhi
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What is common between saints like Sai Baba of #Shirdi, Jangli Maharaj & Bidkar Maharaj (#Pune), Vidyanand Saraswati (Ahmednagar) & Swami Samartha of #Akkalkot? They may have had links with revolutionaries trying to overthrow #British rule over #India
#history #Maharashtra #Pune
This is a thread on sadhus and holy men and how they tried to aid the revolutionary struggle against the British.
Some holy men like Sant Bairagi Baba, who may have been Rango Bapuji Gupte, Swami Brahmananda from Digras in Yavatmal, Vitthalgiri Bua (Amravati) & Swami Nityanand were part of the 1857 war of independence. #1857
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