Marathas and their Coins

The Maratha Empire is one of the most important factors in Indian history. The Maratha Empire came to the power with the emergence of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, after his coronation in 1674 and ended with the defeat of Peshwa Bajirao II at the hands of the British East India Company. After the fall of the Kingdom of Yadavas to Allauddin Khilji, they lost their independence but acquired political and military experience, for the next few centuries by serving under various sultanates of Deccan. The coins throw the light on the times of Marathas as well as the contemporary history of India. The history of India is incomplete without the Marathas and their Coins.  Continue reading Marathas and their Coins

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Legendary Actresses of Indian Cinema on Stamps

‘Raja Harishchandra’ is touted to be the first Indian film. While making his film, Dadasaheb Phalke had to come across several challenges. The biggest one was to search for a woman who would be the heroine in the film. Continue reading Legendary Actresses of Indian Cinema featured on Stamps

Deities were common deception on the reverse of the Roman coins. These were used if an emperor wished to be associated with attributes of the particular gods and goddess. More often gods were used rather than goddesses. For example, if the emperor wanted to appear peaceful he could depict ‘Minerva Pacifiera’ as the ‘Bringer of peace’. Furthermore, the deities were depicted by the Emperors so they can use the image to suggest the gods approved of and support their reign or associate themselves with the divine as Julius Caesar did with his depiction of Goddesses Venus Continue reading Divinity: Goddesses on the Roman coins II

The period of the 17th century was an era of chaos and general discontent among the Hindu population of the Deccan. People secretly desired a saviour who could eliminate the injustice and promise them the land to call their own. The liberator finally arose. Armed with the concept of Hindavi Swarajya, a young Maratha man rose to prominence. History knows him as “the Great Maratha Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj” and this is the life story of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Continue reading Life Story of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

Nashik; is also spelt as Nasik, situated in the northern part of Maharashtra. Nasik is one of the most important cities of Maharashtra. The city is the centre of attraction for its beautiful surrounding and cool and pleasant climate. The History of Nashik is known for its mythological, historical, social, and cultural importance. Continue reading History of Nashik

The year 2021 marks the 125th Birth Anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose who was born on 23rd January 1897 in Cuttack to Prabhavatti Dutt Bose and Janakinath Bose. He was 9th kid to his parents and had 13 siblings. Continue reading 125th Birth Anniversary of Netaji

Mosques Featured on Banknotes

Mosques are more than places of worship — they are community gathering spaces that take a variety of forms depending on their cultural and environmental context. Since the foundation of Islam in the seventh century CE, the architecture of mosques has reflected the various roles they have played in Muslim society, including educational, civic, ceremonial, celebratory, and social purposes, in addition to their primary function as a place for prayer. In this second series of Mosques Featured on Banknotes, we will explore the beautiful history of breathtaking Mosques around the world. Continue reading Mosques Featured on Banknotes- Part II

Goddesses on the Roman coins

The canons of the Roman Goddesses are quite famous and powerful as their male counterpart. The pantheons of these goddesses are often associated with their Greek equivalents and it is often distinguished through there attires and attributes. Continue reading Divinity: Goddesses on the Roman coins

The Gulf Emirate States are an amazing and rich area of the world, with the history of this region stretching back thousands of years. Prior to the discovery of oil there and the wealth from it, what today is the United Arab Emirates and Qatar were a bunch of independent Emirate States under an informal British protectorate, including a foreign monetary system. Due to changes made by other countries that controlled their currency, Dubai and Qatar for a short seven years issued their own joint coinage and currency system. The Joint Coinage of Dubai and Qatar are one of the most sought after collectables. Continue reading Joint Coinage of Dubai and Qatar