The trio of Lala Lajpat Rai, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, and Bipin Chandra Pal were collectively known as Lal-Bal-Pal.
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The first entirely Indian bank was the Oudh Commercial Bank. It was established in 1881 in Faizabad (Saket) and functioned until 1958.
Prior to 1956, State Bank of India was actually the Imperial Bank of India which itself traced its roots to the Bank of Calcutta which was established in 1806.
Curry is considered to be one of the national dishes of Japan. It was introduced by the British in the late 19th century, and, until relatively recently, was believed to be a Western dish.
Cinema reached India for the first time in 1896 thanks to The Lumière brothers who were touring the world screening short silent films. They screened six films at the Watson Hotel in Bombay.
Dum-dums are bullets which are designed to expand upon impact. They are so called because they were first produced by the British Indian Army at the Dum Dum arsenal in Calcutta.
The Tamil slang for something free of charge, oasi, is derived from the abbreviation, OC, which expands to On Company's Service. The company in question was the British East India Company which stamped its official mail with these letters to avoid having to pay postage.
Ledikeni, a Gulab Jamun-like Bengali sweet, was named after Lady Canning, the popular wife of Governor General Canning. It is apparently a slightly larger version of the Pantua.