Read through, what you will find is that, Edward Grey, without even notifying the Parliament, without even seeing all the doors of negotiation, dragged Britain into a war which it no way is concerned about. The members dissenting the view are literally irritated at the way things are progressing – the government is deliberately driving… Read More British Parliament over First World War – 3 Aug 1914
Sent by the Hungarian Embassy in Russia to Hungarian Foreign Ministry on 25 Nov 1967 at the peak of the Sino-Korean split, this is a superb read of the realpolitik. And it is still relevant today. The first thing to note is, the blame was thrown on Chinese while it was the Koreans who actually… Read More Soviet-Korean Relations – A Hungarian Viewpoint
History is a very interesting thing. Friends become foes in a jiffy and then, they break their heads to mend ways. And it will look more interesting if there are multiple viewpoints of this happening. Just have a look at the Cultural Revolution. This is something internal to China. But, Korea gets jittery. This escalates… Read More Sino-Korean Split – Multiple Viewpoints
After Gagan Singh’s murder, the executions carried out ensured that Jang Bahadur Rana is literally the only person standing to be appointed the Mukhtiyar. He made himself the virtual ruler of Nepal and instead of the traditional policy of balancing Nepal against China, he decided to openly side the British. So, he starts this by… Read More Nepal-Tibet War of 1856 – Jang Bahadur Rana’s Greatest Glory
If Jadunath Sarkar is one of the best we have got and if this book is his magnum opus, I am not happy. Read the narrative, it looks as if Aurangzeb won the war against Maharaja Jaswant Singh solely because of Jaswant Singh’s incompetence and nothing else. In contradiction to what is presented by Sarkar,… Read More Battle of Dharmat – History of Aurangzeb – How much can we rely on that?
What sort of garbage is this? This looks more like a floral piece of fiction than an account in a book of history by an erudite scholar. The complete section hinges on only one part – the incompetence of Maharaja Jaswant Singh, which looks completely unfair. The highlighted parts solely assert that part. Reaching Ujjain… Read More Battle of Dharmat – History of Aurangzeb – Jadunath Sarkar
First World War saw the making of America. With the sudden pick up of it’s industrial capabilities, it is but obvious that it needs markets for consumption. So, what will anyone do? First act is to create a domestic market by restricting imports. Then, impose it’s will on the weak. That is exactly what America… Read More The Great Depression – Self Inflicted?