Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan was born on 6 February 1890 into a prosperous landowning Pashtun family from Utmanzai in the Peshawar Valley of British India. Also known as Bacha Khan, he was a Pashtun independence activist who campaigned to end the rule of the British Raj in India. In 1919, Khan entered politics at a time when there was opposition to the Rowlett Act. In the following year, he joined the Khilafat Movement, which sought to strengthen the spiritual ties of Indian Muslims with the Turkish Sultan. Gandhiji and Khan shared a vision: they dreamed of an independent, undivided, secular India – an India where both Hindus and Muslims would live together in peace. His close association with Mahatma Gandhi earned him the nickname “Frontier Gandhi”. Ghaffar Khan, who had opposed the partition of India, chose to live in Pakistan. Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan passed away on 20 January 1988.
The Koh-i-Noor is amongst the most celebrated gems in the world. It was taken from India under the terms of the Last Treaty of Lahore, signed in 1839. After being shaped and cut by the British, it now weighs 105.6 Carat.
The Rath Yatra(Chariot festival) is one of the grandest festivals celebrated at the Jagannath Temple in Puri.This commemorates the annual visit of Lord Jagannath along with his siblings Balabhadra and Subhadra to their aunt’s house. Gundicha.
Bali Yatra, a festival that commemorates the rich maritime history of Odisha is celebrated throughout the state. In the historic city of Cuttack, a week-long event is organised starting from the day of Kartika Purnima.
Sivasagar, in Eastern Assam, is a city of historical and cultural significance, which also showcases nature's beauty. It served as the seat of power for the Ahoms, and contains important monuments from the era.
Step into the captivating history of the four queens who ruled in succession. Begums of Bhopal were known to be competent rulers as they redefined the city of Bhopal and maintained respectable relations with the British
This story is based on the World’s first all granite temple, the Brihadeswara Temple at Tanjavur. The pride of Rajaraja Chola I, built almost 1000 years ago, this temple is the best example of precision and symmetry in architecture.
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