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Did you know? Rani Veli Nachiyar was considered the first woman of Tamil origin to challenge the British Empire and was credited with building the first human bomb and forming an all women’s army in early 1780. #Warrior #History #IncredibleIndia 🇮🇳 🙏🚩
Rani Velu Nachiyar (3 January 1730 – 25 December 1796) was a queen of Sivaganga estate from c. 1780–1790. She was the first #Indian queen to wage war with the East India Company in #India. She is known by Tamils as Veeramangai “brave woman". 🌺🙏
Velu Nachiyar was the #princess of Ramanathapuram and the only child of King Chellamuthu Vijayaragunatha Sethupathy and Queen. Sakandhimuthathal of the Ramnad kingdom. She was trained in many methods of combat, including war match weapons usage and #martialarts 🚩🙏🌺
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Did you know:The #world's tallest #Ganesha statue (Bronze) is not in #India, but in #Thailand!

This giant standing #bronze #statue of Lord Ganesha is in #Khlong Khuean, #Chachoengsao Province, Thailand 🇹🇭.

At #39_meters high, he is the tallest Ganesha statue in the world.
He was installed by #Thai Princess #Soamsawali #Phravararajatinuddamat.

Now imagine if they did this in India. All the liberals would shout "waste of money, spend it on toilets".

Today, #Thai #Buddhists celebrate the birth of Ganesha just as #Hindus
Lord Ganesha is known as #"Phra_Phikanet" (Shri Vignesha) in Thailand. He is very popular among Thai Buddhists.

Just as by Hindus, he is worshiped as the #deity of #success and as the one who removes all obstacles by Thai Buddhists.
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Cosa significa "comprendere" e "intendere la storia"?
Guido Calogero, nel 1949, ne ha fatto argomento di una lezione alla Columbia che può aiutare a dipanare gli atteggiamenti contrapposti di fronte alla questione #statue.
Da qui lo cito: ⬇️
Per un verso, storia significa comprensione. Ma, se si comprende, allora "tutto comprendere è tutto perdonare", e non resta più la possibilità di giudicare l'accaduto, e di pensare che esso avrebbe potuto svolgersi in modo diverso. La comprensione uccide la libertà.
Per l'altro verso, storia significa giudizio, presa di posizione, approvazione o condanna. Dobbiamo giudicare e prendere partito, perché se non avessimo il diritto di chiamare gli uomini del passato alla resa dei conti, non avremmo il diritto di farlo neppure con gli uomini
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Thread| #statue

1. The debate of statues being ripped down is an important one. When a statue is erected, who or what makes the decision that a certain individual is worth immortalising? How much of society does that individual represent? And who commisions it?
2. #statue

Does the raising of a statue protect it for all time? Or should there be the ability to have an iterative assessment on the statue’s position in society depending on how society is evolving? What should the process be - mob rule isn’t the answer.
3. #statue

This from 2017 is insightful. This idea is crucial👇🏼

´If just removing statues and icons doesn’t force a change in outlook ... and refusing to be honest about their meaning, almost ensures that the country won’t fully confront its past.’

politico.com/magazine/story…
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The moment the people of Bristol pulled down the statue of Edward Colston, slave trader
#BlackLivesMatterUK #BlackLivesMattters #bristoltaketheknee #Colston
It's now being rolled towards the floating harbour.
Colston opened up the transatlantic slave trade to Bristol merchants & around 20,000 people, incl 8,000 children, died on his ships before they even reached the Americas.
Bristol became Britain's leading slave trading port.
People quickly leapt on the statue as it fell.
Worth noting that the tall office block behind in this picture is 'Colston Tower', & it's on Colston Avenue with the (soon to be renamed) Colston Hall concert venue beyond.
#Bristol
#BlackLivesMatterUK #bristoltaketheknee Image
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Thread: #prithvirajchauhanjayanti

2001: Bandit/Parliamentarian #PhoolanDevi (#Bundelkhand, #UttarPradesh) ki!!ed by Sher Singh Rana.
2004: Sher Singh Rana escapes #TiharJail. Travels #Kolkata-#Dhaka-#Kabul, #Afghanistan.

Why?

To bring back the remains of our Maharaja #PrithvirajChauhan.
#rajputsamratprithvirajchauhan
Who was #PrithvirajChauhan?

The ruler of a Kingdom stretched from #Rajasthan to #Gujarat to East #Punjab with twin capital cities; #Ajmer and #Delhi - 1178 CE to 1192 CE.

#rajputsamratprithvirajchauhan
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