When 1497, Santa Maria, Columbus’s ship showed up in the shores of the new world, historians estimate that there were around 100 million soles populated just the North America. Now, these mighty “First People” survive in reservations. Reduced to just tourist attraction.
The great Aztecs and Mayans were thriving in Central America, Incas had an empire covering almost all of the western coast of South America – Now they are only found in Museums.
The Flavian Caesars of the Roman Empire along with Emperor Justinian with his ‘Codex’ converted a very diverse and pluralistic Europe to a monolith of Christianity in just two centuries.
Egyptian civilisation, the land of legendary Pharaohs, was Islamised in a generation while Persia fell to the swords of Islam in mere forty years.
Yet, it took Islam 400 years to get to Delhi from Sindh. After nearly 1200 years of aggressive proselytization. We are still 1.2 billion Hindus across the world.
A mere coincidence? We say NO.
Here in this page we showcase the relentless valour of our heroines and heroes who ensured that the resistance never ended.
From ‘The KaalBhoj, Bappa Rawal’ to ‘The Mahakal, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’ , this is the longest running resistance to foreign occupiers, that you never heard about.