Have you heard of Roger Dowler, knighted gent and a Nabob of India?
Gandhi and goat (Source: Unknown)
Do you remember the time when Gandhi passed an order stating that all goats were to be freed?
Nathuram Godse during M.K.Gandhi's murder trial (Source: Wikipedia)
How do we better know Ramachandra with the nose ring?
Robert Frost, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front (Source: Wikipedia)
Why did India suddenly become fascinated with a Robert Frost poem in 1964?
Pakistan Declaration (Source: Wikipedia)
Pakistan is an acronym coined in 1932 in Cambridge
Shere Khan (Source: Wordpress)
One of our national parks, primarily a tiger reserve, is named after a tiger-killer.

Quotable quotes

Akbar never denied his mother anything but this …

Ecbar Shaugh [Emperor Akbar] … never denyed [his mother] any thing but this, that shee demanded of him, that our Bible might be hanged about an asses necke and beaten about the towne of Agra, for that the Portugals … tyed [the Quran] about the necke of a dogge and beat the same dogge about the towne of Ormuz. But hee denyed her request, saying that, if it were ill in the Portugals to doe so to the Alcoran, being it became not a King to requite ill with ill, for that the contempt of any religion was the contempt of God.

The British mistake of not breeding virile Indian princes

If India is to be really capable of holding its own in future without direct British control from outside I am not sure that it will not need an increasing infusion of stronger Nordic blood, whether by settlement or intermarriage or otherwise. Possibly it has been a real mistake of ours in the past not to encourage Indian princes to marry English wives ... and so breed a more virile type of native ruler.

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Belur and brilliant beryls

The name of the gemstone, beryl, probably originates from the Prakrit veruliya and Sanskrit vaidurya- which might be of Dravidian provenance. One theory points its source to the city of Velur (modern Belur, Karnataka). Derivatives such as brilliant and beryllium share these origins.