Little More than Tea and Cricket
Review by By Andrew Robinson
in History Today, Volume 67 Issue 4 April 2017
In 1700, India, then ruled by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, boasted 24.4 per cent of global GDP: a share almost equal to that of Europe’s 25 per cent.
By 1950, India became a secular democracy by implementing a new constitution, its share was only o just over three per cent. During 1757 and 1947, the British East India Company ruled a large part of India until 1858, then the British Parliament ruled until 1947.
1572 - Akbar arrived at Ahmadabad and made arrangements for its administration.
1902 - Gandhiji went back to South Africa at the request of the Indian community and revived the fight of Indians against Anti-Asian Laws.
1917 - J.C. Bose Research Institute was established in Calcutta.
1967 - First Indian made Rocket 'Rohini RH75' launched into space from Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station.
1982 - Bhaskara-II, India's second experimental remote sensing satellite, was launched by Russian launch vehicle Intercosmos.
November 20, 2009: Sachin Tendulkar became the first player to score 30,000 international runs
November 20, 2017: Virat Kohli became the joint fastest player to score 50 international centuries.
In International cricket, on 20 November 2017
Matches - 664, Centuries - 100
Matches - 318, Centuries - 50
1750 - Tipu Sultan
1953 - Manohar Tirkey - 2009 Lok Sabha Member
1962 - Rajkumar Hirani
Comprehensive History and Culture of Andhra Pradesh: Pre- and protohistoric Andhra Pradesh up to 500 BC
M. L. K. Murty
Orient Blackswan, 2003 - Andhra Pradesh (India) - 185 pages
This volume traces archaeological research undertaken in Andhra Pradesh going back to the nineteenth century when the cultures of the region were explored and documented. In the 1950s, scholars conducted culture-historic research across the physiographical regions of Andhra Pradesh, following trends in India and Old World. 1970s saw a shift from the historic approach to the development of models for the contextual study of sites, and the explanation of the archaeological record in terms of the adaptive behaviour of past societies.
27 July 1076 - Rajaraja Mummadi Choda was appointed as the viceroy of Vengi Kingdom by his father. Page 2.
An encyclopedic study of a crucial period of Andhra history by a highly respected academician and a scholar of high repute. The first volume comprehensively deals with the political history of the subsidiary dynasties in Medieval Andhradesa, tracing their ancestries, fixing their genealogies and chronology. https://books.google.co.in/books?id=-d9IAvFOUHsC
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