Today is the death anniversary of Ayyankali, one of the Indomitable Social Reformer of Kerala. A Pioneer, a Revolutionary and a Rebel.
In 1893, Ayyankali challenged the prohibitions on lower caste Hindus using public roads in Travancore by riding a bullock-cart (Villu Vandi) 1/2
1914 : UC Hindus burned down a school at Ooruttambalam, in protest against admission given to Panchami, a dalit girl. Several schools across Travancore were burned. This later led to Kandala revolt, one of the major protests led by Ayyankali.
There is a book called 'Selling Hitler: Propaganda and the Nazi Brand.'
Hitler used to practice his speech for hours, would add emotions while orating the speech on the stage, would never face questions and he took extra care of being looking nice & yet aggressive in Photos.
Nazis understood and manipulated the power of the brand, and their brand was Hitler, the Aryan Struggle and the Mein Kampf. They knew how to manipulate the Human Mind with a Leader who could orate and looked well dressed.
Germans Fell for it. Indians are still falling for it.
3 million Indians died during the 1943 Bengal famine and Churchill's policies contributed to that famine, as he diverted the food supplies to British soldiers & countries such as Greece during World War 2
Josip Tito & Joseph Stalin were responsible for the defeat of Nazi Germany
NASA paid tribute to Tipu Sultan's contribution to Rocket Technology by hanging this painting of Tipu Sultan's Army fighting the British with Mysorean rockets (1780 Anglo Mysore War) on their main reception lobby at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility at Maryland (USA).
There were only two kings that the British feared the most.
1) Tipu Sultan 2) Ranjit Singh
Tipu Sultan & Ranjit Singh did far more than any other Indian ruler to stop the British from taking over the entire Indian subcontinent
The 1784 Treaty of Mangalore was the last time when an Indian ruler (Tipu Sultan) dictated the terms to the Defeated British.
After the defeat in the Second Mysore War, the British under Lord Cornwallis formed a triple alliance with the Marathas and the Nizam against Mysore.
FACT : The 1784 Treaty of Mangalore was seen by many in London as the beginning of the end of the East India Company (EIC). After the Treaty, stock prices of the East India Company dived and Pitt’s India Act was introduced.
Inshort, the Nizam and Marathas gave British a lifeline