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Aug 18, 2021 17 tweets 10 min read
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#Thread on one of the greatest Maharanas - Maharana Sangram Simha - more popularly known as Maharana Sanga

Maharana Sanga defeated the Sultanates multiple times, and united the Hindus to face Mughals.

#Hindutva #History #Rajput #Mewar 2.
1481, Mar 24: Birth of Maharana Sanga

1508, May 4: Maharana Sanga ascended on Mewar throne.

~1512-13: Maharana Sanga attacked and captured territories of eastern Rajasthan from Sikandar Lodi’s Delhi Sultanate
Aug 10, 2021 13 tweets 7 min read
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#Thread on the occasion of 280th anniversary of the Battle of Colachel, which took place on 10 August, 1741.

This battle took place between Raja Marthanda Varma's Travancore kingdom, and the Dutch Empire.

#Hindutva #History #Kerala #Travancore 2.
After Raja Martanda Varma's ascension to the Travancore throne in 1729, he adopted expansionist policies through the 1730s (interestingly enough, simultaneously as Bajirao Peshwa's policy vs Mughals in the north).
Jul 26, 2021 10 tweets 4 min read
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#Thread on Raja Prithviraj I Kachwaha of Amer/Amber kingdom - who fought for Hindus against Mughals.

#Hindutva #Rajput #History 2.
1503 CE: Prithviraj Kachwaha ascended the throne of Amer. His reign was marked by stability and progress for the Jaipur kingdom.
Jul 20, 2021 20 tweets 8 min read
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#Thread on Peshwa Madhavrao - the Glorious Ornament of Maratha Empire

He became Peshwa this day 260 years ago. This thread forms the 1st part of two-part series on Peshwa Madhavrao. 2.
1745, Feb 16: Peshwa Madhavrao was born.

1761, Jul 20: Madhavrao becomes Peshwa at age of 16, with Raghunathrao (paternal uncle) as co-regent with Gopikabai, Madhavrao’s mother
Jul 16, 2021 13 tweets 7 min read
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#Thread on Hyder Ali's legacy of Hindu persecution policy.

As people begin to grasp Tipu Sultan's anti-Hindu policies, this thread will make it evident that they were put in force by his father, Hyder Ali too.

#TipuSultan #HyderAli #Mysuru #Mysore #Hindutva #History 2.
Hyder Ali didn’t spare even girls of 4-5 years old, who were purchased on account of beauty to train them in music, dance and to give pleasure.
Jul 15, 2021 13 tweets 7 min read
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#Thread on the Arab Invasions of India, which took place before the famous bin-Qasim's invasion of Sindh.

This thread will narrate the story of hitherto-unsung *series of Hindu victories*, maintained for almost a century!

#Hindutva #HinduVictories #Sindh #India #Arabs 2.
610 CE: Prophet Muhammad had first revelation of Islam. Till 630, he went on to increase his followers & gain control of Mecca.

632: Abu Bakr was made caliph after Muhammad died. 634: Two years later, Umar I became caliph after Abu Bakr's death. Umar I reigned till 644.
Jul 9, 2021 18 tweets 9 min read
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#Thread on Maharani Tarabai's reign, during which Marathas emerged victorious from the 27-Year-War against Mughals.

This is the 4th part of the thread series on the 27 Year War.

#Hindutva #Mughals #Marathas #History 2.
Chhatrapati Rajaram had passed away in early 1700 at Sinhagad. His queen, Maharani Tarabai's regency followed.

Shortly before, Vasantgad, a fort ~40 kms from Satara had fallen to Mughals. Satara fort was besieged.
Jul 5, 2021 20 tweets 9 min read
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#Thread on Chhatrapati Rajaram, during whose reign the Mughal War Machine was pushed to its limits, but began to break-down in Deccan!

This thread forms the 3rd part of the thread-series on 27 Year War which saved Hinduism.

#Hindutva #Marathas #Mughals #History 2.
1670, Feb 24: Rajaram born to Shivaji Maharaj as younger son.

1689: Towards end of Sambhaji's reign, Mughals capture forts in Nashik region by treachery. 9 Feb, Rajaram was coronated Chhatrapati at Raigad.
Jun 29, 2021 18 tweets 8 min read
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#Thread on the occasion of 586th anniversary of coronation of Kapilendra Gajapati

One of the greatest Hindu rulers from Odisha, he kept the Bengal & Bahmani Sultanates on toes, & patronised the Odia Culture.

#Odisha #KapilendraGajapati #Hindutva #History 2.
1435, Jun 29: Kapilendra Gajapati was coronated at Cuttack when the king Bhanudeva IV was away on southern campaigns.
Jun 26, 2021 20 tweets 10 min read
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#Thread on Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj who thwarted Aurangzeb's efforts to annex the Marathas.

This thread forms the 2nd part of our series on the 27-Year-War epic saga, which proved to be death sentence for the Mughal Empire.

#Mughals #Marathas #Hindutva #History 2.
Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj was coronated Chhatrapati on 20 July 1680.

At the time of his accession, the nascent Maratha state was surrounded by Mughals, Adilshah, English, Siddis, and the Portuguese.
Jun 17, 2021 19 tweets 9 min read
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#Thread on Durgadas Rathore, the Marwar loyalist who became a catalyst for the end of Aurangzeb.

This thread forms the 1st part of our series on the 27-Year-War epic saga, which proved to be death sentence for the Mughal Empire.

#Mughals #Marathas #Rajput #Hindutva #History 2.
1678, Dec 10: The story of Durgadas Rathore begins with the death of Maharaj Jaswant Singh of Marwar.

Aurangzeb wished to annex Marwar on this opportunity; however Durgadas Rathore wanted the infant son of Jaswant Singh, Ajit Singh to be the successor.
Jun 11, 2021 12 tweets 6 min read
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#Thread on an unsung victory over Bahmanis (ca. 1447-53 CE)

Two Rajas from Konkan - of Sangameshwar & Khelna (Vishalgad) - united to stop aggression of Bahmanis into Konkan coast.

#Hindutva #Bahmanis #Maharashtra #Konkan 2.
After over ~120 years of Bahmani subjugation of Deccan plateau Rajas, the Bahmani Sultans had turned towards conquering the Konkan coast in 1447.
Jun 8, 2021 9 tweets 5 min read
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Contribution of Keladi Nayakas to the Hindu History

Keladi Nayakas arose as vassals of Vijayanagara Empire in 1499 CE.

#Hindutva #Karnataka #History 2.
Keladi is located ~40 kms from Jog Falls, Shivamogga Dist, Karnataka.

Sadasiva Nayaka was a very trusted general of Vijayanagara Empire, who served in northern expeditions vs Deccan Sultanates, as well as proving loyalty whenever internal instability arose in the empire.
Jun 3, 2021 17 tweets 10 min read
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#Thread on Maharajadhiraja Krishna Deva Raya - Part 2

This part covers the later part of his reign, his eulogies & the glory attained by Vijayanagara Empire.

The 1st part covers the initial part of the reign. 2.
1520: After the Battle of Raichur's victory, Raya demanded customary homage from Adilshah, after which Salabat Khan, the imprisoned Adilshahi general, would be released.

But the Adilshahi diplomat Asad Khan Lari got Salabat Khan killed treacherously!
Jun 1, 2021 15 tweets 8 min read
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#Thread on Maharajadhiraja Krishna Deva Raya of the mighty Vijayanagara Empire.

One of the most enlightened & powerful Hindu rulers of Bharatvarsha, his reign will be described in this 2-part-thread-series.

This is the 1st part.
#VijayanagaraEmpire #Hindutva #History 2.
1509, Aug 17: Krishna Deva Raya was coronated on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami. He signalised it by building the Eastern Tower of Sri Virupaksha Temple.

At the time of coronation, Vijayanagara's political condition was not stable. Two aggressive Muslim Sultanates ...
May 26, 2021 14 tweets 6 min read
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#Thread on Veer Savarkar's definitions of Hindu, Hinduism, & Hindutva.

Many people seem to be confused about the terminology.

To aid in solving the confusion, let's look at how Veer Savarkar dealt with the terms, in his book *Essentials of Hindutva* (pub. - 1923)

#Hindutva 2.
The initial sections of the book itself contains a section titled 'Hindutva is different from Hinduism'!

But how exactly? ⏬

*Hinduism is a subset of Hindutva. Hindutva doesn't just deal with religious creeds, religious/spiritual history.*
May 25, 2021 16 tweets 9 min read
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#Thread on the great Gupta Emperor Samudragupta

Samudragupta built a strong foundation for the Golden Age of India, ushered in by the Gupta Empire.

#GuptaEmpire #History #GoldenAgeOfIndia #Hindutva 2.
Samudragupta was the son of Chandragupta I & Kumaradevi (Lichchavi Princess)

320 CE: Samudragupta is coronated after Chandragupta I nominated him as successor. The Allahabad inscription, which presents comprehensive details about reign of Samudragupta, describes it thus 👇
May 19, 2021 15 tweets 6 min read
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#Thread on the Campaign of the Marathas against Portuguese.

This is the 3rd part of the thread-series on the Portuguese campaigns. The series 👇 #Hindutva #IndicVictory 2.
We now take a look at the decisive phase of the campaign:- *Capture of Vasai*

1737, Jun 9: An attempt was made to capture Vasai Fort in the initial phase. a company of 4000 Maratha soldiers attempted to scale Vasai Fort with ladders.
May 18, 2021 19 tweets 6 min read
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#Thread on the Campaign of the Marathas against Portuguese.

This is the 2nd part of the thread-series on the Portuguese campaigns. The series 👇

#Marathas #Portuguese #Hindutva #IndicVictory 2.
1737, Mar: According to the Maratha records, preparation of the Maratha offensive on Portuguese started in the second half of March 1737. Chimaji Appa sent a team of commanders - Chimnaji Bhivrao, Ramchandra Hari Patwardhan - to Sashti Island
May 15, 2021 21 tweets 9 min read
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#Thread on the Maratha campaigns against the Portuguese, which culminated in the Maratha Victory 282 years ago, on 16 May, 1739.

This thread will explore the reasons & background for the campaigns. (Chimaji Appa, prime mover of the campaigns 👇) 2.
Marathas have lived the Shlok 2.37 of Bhagvad Geeta throughout the 2-year-long Campaign.

"O son of Kuntī, either you will be killed on the battlefield & attain the heavenly planets,or you will conquer & enjoy the earthly kingdom. Therefore, get up with determination & fight."
May 8, 2021 9 tweets 9 min read
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A #thread on the Jyotirlingas renovated by Marathas

#Jyotirlingas #MarathaEmpire #Hindutva #HarHarMahadevॐ #HarHarMahadev Image 2.
The Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga temple at Ujjain

Ramchandra Sukhtankar, Peshwa's Diwan, br0ke down the mosque built at the same place, and built the present Mahakaleshwar Temple between 1734-45.

#Ujjain #jyotirlinga ImageImageImageImage