Sources of History
Coins, inscriptions, and memorial stones are important sources of India's lost history
Portarit of Lokamanya Balgangadhar Tilak
Sardar Bhagat Singh
Raja Ram Mohan Roy (1774-1833)
A Hindu Reformer and Visionary, considered by many as the father of modern India
Picture from cover of a children's book - artist not known
The First Governor General of India - from a 19th century lithograph
Portrait of D.D. Kosambi, a great Sanskrit and Budhist Scholar
Chavundaraya of Gometeshwara fame.
Queen of Jhansi, Laxmibai
Sculptures from Bhatkal Temple
Period social life that is often depicted in sculptures is a valuable source of Indian history
Painting of Shivaji by Artist Sri
Historian Suryanath U. Kamath
Medieval Crime and Punishment
Wall painting in a Jain Muth in Shravanabelagola shows a man being shamed in public. Notice the urinating boys.
Wall Painting in a Jain Monestary, Shravanabelagola
Paintings depicting contemporary social life are an invaluable resource to students of history
Paintings depicting contemporary social life are an invaluable resource to students of history.
Portrait of Dr. R.C. Majumdar
(Picture enhanced photographically by K. L. Kamat)
Sir William Jones (1748-1794)
William Jones pioneered the formal study of India, and the field of Indology.
Emperor Ashoka (B.C. 304-239)
Emperor Ashoka as a great ruler of India and as promoter of Buddhism holds an important role in the history of the world.
Islamic Traveler Ibn Batuta (A.D. 1305 - 1369)
Artist's profile of Ibn Batuta (source: National Geographic Dec. 1991)
Portrait of J.F. Fleet
Queen Chennamma and Courtiers
Town of Keladi, 17th century
Akbar is among the greatest kings who ruled India.
See Also: The Sepoy Mutiny
Begum Hazrat Mahal
Lala Lajpat Rai
Painting by Upendra Maharathi, National Gallery of Modern Art
Pakistani Stamp Honoring its Father of Nation, Jinnah
Lalbahadur Shastri (1904-1966)
Raja Bhamashah (1542-1598 apprx.)
Bhamashah was Maharana Pratap's childhood friend and adviser. As a courageous and a skillful General, Bhamashah played crucial roles in the numerous military exercises of Mewar against the mighty Moghul army.
Albuquerque was the Portuguese General who seized Goa from the Bijapur kingdom and paved way for its colonization
Collection of State Museum of Goa, Panaji
Maharaja Scindhia of Gwalior, 1877
Dinner at the Residence of Ruler of Saluva
Illustration by R.S. Naidu
Pietro Della Valle (c. 1586-1652 CE)
Della Valle was an Italian who traveled in India during the Renaissance period and documented his travels.
Ramakrishna Gopal Bhandarkar
R. G. Bhandarkar (born July 1, 1837; death August 24, 1925) was a was a scholar and social reformer. He worked to improve the status of Indian women.
Tatya Tope (a.k.a) Tantya Tope was a leader of the 1857 Revolt
Begum Hazrat Mahal
Detail from an Indian Postage Stamp