What was the results of the Muslim invasions of India?

Answer is very obvious. Muslim invaders were looters and were attracted to richness of India. As India was divided into smaller princely states, it was not difficult for invaders to conquer them. In beginning, only motives of invaders were to loot wealth from rich kingdoms and temples. They were dacoits. Moghul Emperor Babur invaded India but

How does India look?

How does India look like?A Humble Reply:This reminds me of the very very famous episode (at least for me too). Rakesh Sharma, renowned Pilot of the Indian Air Force is the first Indian Cosmonaut, who flew to Space in the Soviet Union space craft ‘Soyuz T-11' in April 1984. While in space, he also

Did the British create India?

No, India was not created by British.British converted the name  Bharat to IndiaBritish transformed India into a consumer of British goods.British created a typical administration. In 19th century, both the direct administration of India by the British crown and the technological change ushered in by the industrial revolution, had the effect of closely intertwining

What were the instances when foreign invaders were surprised of the wealth in India?

There were many instances when foreign invaders were surprised to see the wealth of the golden bird(India) and many(not exactly invaders) are surprised to see our great potential and wealth. So here are the instances:-1.)Ghazni- The afghan ruler of Ghazni was dumbfounded by India's great wealth and attacked India around 20 times from 1001–1018. In

Who were the greatest Rishis of India?

The ancient rishis of India were the ones who gave the maximum contribution to mankind and in return they lived with the minimum. Hence in the remembrance of their sacrifices, the Indians associated themselves with Gotras (lineage) with their names and even the stars were also named after them

Did Jawaharlal Nehru have a Muslim ancestor named Ghiyasuddin Ghazi?

Short answer is that Nehru was a Kashmiri Pandit. This has also been verified and validated by Balaji Viswanathan himself on quora when he posted this pic in one of his posts on quora. You can see Nehru going on a diksha during his childhood and he is also wearing a 'Janew' a sacred

What is the truth behind Feroze Gandhi (Indira Gandhi's husband)?

Feroze Gandhi born as Feroze Jehangir Ghandy to a Parsi family at the Tehmulji Nariman Hospital situated in Fort, Bombay, his parents, Faredoon Jehangir Ghandy and Ratimai (formerly Ratimai Commissariat), lived in Nauroji Natakwala Bhawan in Khetwadi Mohalla in Bombay.His father Jehangir was a Marine Engineer. Feroze was the youngest of the five children with two brothers Dorab and

Did Tamilians play any role in the freedom of India?

If this is troll query, I wish, you get buried in tsunami of dislikes. :-)Top 10 Freedom Fighters in Tamilnadu (Top 10 Freedom Fighters in Tamilnadu)This is just Top 10 list. If you see the list, you will find the way these people / leaders fighting English were

What are Indira Gandhi's biggest mistakes?

I am an Indian and this is what i think about Indira GandhiA great vast of milk can go bad with a drop of lemon juice !!!Indira gandhi was a authoritarian leader who ruled for herself and not for the people's

What would have been the condition of the India if Sanjay Gandhi lived longer?

There would have been catastrophic situation in the country. The dictatorship would have prevailed similar to that of communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu 1965–89 of Romania of the same era.Nicolae Ceaușescu - WikipediaThe banks CEOs or GMs were threatened

Was Indira Gandhi a good PM?

YES. She signified both change and hope to a whole new generation born after independence, who were feeling disillusioned and alienated with the Congress rule of two decades, dominated by upper castes, rich land lords and big business houses. When she

Why did Indira Gandhi suddenly withdraw emergency in 1977?

I am going to keep my answer limited to the discussion only about the 'withdrawal of the emergency'.(If you want to know about why was it imposed, you can read my answer to Politics of India: What were the reasons Indira Gandhi imposed Emergency

How did Indira Feroz Khan became 'Indira Gandhi'?

SHE DIDN'T!!!There is no "HISTORY" about Indira Nehru becoming Indira Khan. Indira Jawahrlal Nehru became Indira Feroz Gandhi because same thing happened with her as it happens with almost every Indian girl, she got married!!People speculate a lot of things

In order to clearly understand the diverse aspects (historical, geographical, and political) of India, which books should one go through? How can you differentiate a reference as biased or unbiased?

Freedom at Midnight (1975) is a book by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre. It describes events around Indian independence and partition in 1947-48, beginning with the appointment of Lord Mountbatten of Burma as the last viceroy of

What was the reason for Indira Gandhi's assassination?

The Sole reason for Indira Gandhi's Death was THE OPERATION BLUESTAR.I dont find any other reason as given on public accounts as relevant as this one to be blamed for...The Whole Turnout of Events:A group of extremists in Punjab demanded

Why are leaders like Indira Gandhi still respected in India?

I am deeply disappointed by your lack of knowledge about great icons of India and ridicule them on Quora without knowing thier contributions1)During her term as Prime Minister, Gandhi  brought about a radical change in the country's economic, political,  international and national policies. She oversaw the implementation of  over three Five-year plans

How did Indira Feroz Khan became 'Indira Gandhi'?

SHE DIDN'T!!!There is no "HISTORY" about Indira Nehru becoming Indira Khan. Indira Jawahrlal Nehru became Indira Feroz Gandhi because same thing happened with her as it happens with almost every Indian girl, she got married!!People speculate a lot of things

What's the truth behind Indira Gandhi's mother?

Thanks for A2A.The name of Indira Gandhi is

Who were the greatest Rishis of India?

The ancient rishis of India were the ones who gave the maximum contribution to mankind and in return they lived with the minimum. Hence in the remembrance of their sacrifices, the Indians associated themselves with Gotras (lineage) with their names and even the stars were also named after them

What are Indira Gandhi's biggest mistakes?

I am an Indian and this is what i think about Indira GandhiA great vast of milk can go bad with a drop of lemon juice !!!Indira gandhi was a authoritarian leader who ruled for herself and not for the people's

Did Jawaharlal Nehru have a Muslim ancestor named Ghiyasuddin Ghazi?

Short answer is that Nehru was a Kashmiri Pandit. This has also been verified and validated by Balaji Viswanathan himself on quora when he posted this pic in one of his posts on quora. You can see Nehru going on a diksha during his childhood and he is also wearing a 'Janew' a sacred

Did Tamilians play any role in the freedom of India?

If this is troll query, I wish, you get buried in tsunami of dislikes. :-)Top 10 Freedom Fighters in Tamilnadu (Top 10 Freedom Fighters in Tamilnadu)This is just Top 10 list. If you see the list, you will find the way these people / leaders fighting English were

In order to clearly understand the diverse aspects (historical, geographical, and political) of India, which books should one go through? How can you differentiate a reference as biased or unbiased?

Freedom at Midnight (1975) is a book by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre. It describes events around Indian independence and partition in 1947-48, beginning with the appointment of Lord Mountbatten of Burma as the last viceroy of

Was Indira Gandhi a good PM?

YES. She signified both change and hope to a whole new generation born after independence, who were feeling disillusioned and alienated with the Congress rule of two decades, dominated by upper castes, rich land lords and big business houses. When she

Was Indira Gandhi really a good person and politician?

Good Politician: Yes.Good Person: Not sure.Indira Gandhi was elected 4 times as Prime Minister. The fact that she gained power in 1979 when the wounds and burns of the brutal Emergency were still fresh, speaks volumes about her political stature.She

What is the truth behind Feroze Gandhi (Indira Gandhi's husband)?

Feroze Gandhi born as Feroze Jehangir Ghandy to a Parsi family at the Tehmulji Nariman Hospital situated in Fort, Bombay, his parents, Faredoon Jehangir Ghandy and Ratimai (formerly Ratimai Commissariat), lived in Nauroji Natakwala Bhawan in Khetwadi Mohalla in Bombay.His father Jehangir was a Marine Engineer. Feroze was the youngest of the five children with two brothers Dorab and

What was it like to live during the time of Emergency (1975) in India?

I was born long after that period, but these is how my uncle describes the period. During that period,  Indira Gandhi had dismissed the DMK government headed by Karunanidhi(God, that man has been here FOREVER), so Tamil Nadu was under

What would have been the condition of the India if Sanjay Gandhi lived longer?

There would have been catastrophic situation in the country. The dictatorship would have prevailed similar to that of communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu 1965–89 of Romania of the same era.Nicolae Ceaușescu - WikipediaThe banks CEOs or GMs were threatened

Who made India one country?

Sardar Patel did most of it, during the tumultuous period of (1947–1950) when Gandhi and Subhash were dead and Nehru was too soft a gentlemen to do the dirty laundry.Patel with the iron-will went around uniting the 560+ princely states which had the freedom to join either India or Pakistan or to be independent. He

Why did Indira Gandhi suddenly withdraw emergency in 1977?

I am going to keep my answer limited to the discussion only about the 'withdrawal of the emergency'.(If you want to know about why was it imposed, you can read my answer to Politics of India: What were the reasons Indira Gandhi imposed Emergency

Why was emergency declared in India in 1975?

It began with the case against Indira Gandhi for election malpractices in Allahabad High Court. The verdict of the same was later challenged in Supreme Court which granted Gandhi a conditional stay. It allowed her to be an MP but not preside over parliamentary proceedings. This was viewed

How and when did the name 'India' come into use?

India is the only country with more than two names.Yes, our country had four names:AaryavratBharatHindustanIndiaLet's start with first one.Aaryavrat refers to the time when Aarya used to live in our country. This is why  this region i.e., our country got its

How and when did the name 'India' come into use?

India is the only country with more than two names.Yes, our country had four names:AaryavratBharatHindustanIndiaLet's start with first one.Aaryavrat refers to the time when Aarya used to live in our country. This is why  this region i.e., our country got its

How different would it have been if India had be controlled by the Americans rather than the British?

Question: How different would it have been if India had been controlled by the Americans rather than the British?Answer: I believe the question means rule by USA rather than the British. It would have been messy, chaotic and the Americans would have given up sooner and India's internal conflicts would

How did the British East India Company use Dalits to invade and rule India?

Where did you get the idea. The British classified Indians into different classes like, martial races, criminal races, etc. Dalits were never part of the British army; Gurkhas, Sikhs, Rajputs, etc were

What would have happened in Indian history if Mahatma Gandhi and Nehru had never existed?

Not much,indeedJust a few changes in some of the sentencesIndia was called the golden bird- India is called the golden birdINR was stronger than USD- INR is stronger than USDWe got independence from English in 1947- We kicked out Europeans in 1947(or before )India is

How different would India have turned out if it had been ruled by the French instead of the British?

I am not being rude to your question. But to me India would have been the most powerful and wealthiest country if it were ruled by Indian kings. Especially the Chola kingdom.

Who had founded India?

B. R. Ambedkar (1891–1956) is the Founding Father of Modern India[13] and Father of The Indian Constitution. He served as the first Minister of Law and Justice.

Did the Mughals loot India?

More than whether or not the Mughals  looted India, the point to seriously ponder  is how well the Hindus lived under their rule as citizens. Hindus certainly did not live as equals in the Mughal empire. Muslims were the favoured lot by law over and above the Hindus though the the latter

What would India have been like in the 1800s without the British Raj and colonization?

Though this would be my personal opinion but there will be enough evidences always available 2 back me.If there would have been no british there would have been no India whatsoever.when d brits reached the shores of India,our realm was a fragmented one with MUGHALS still at the helm of

Why did the British architects had their works in India?

As british ruled india for so many years there work is also appreciated by people as some english people were generous unlike other britishers who ruled the country and stole the wealth of the indians. The main work done bythem is the construction of dams and bridges across the country.The rush of technology was also

How long did the British rule India?

Britishers formally ruled India from 1757 to 1947 which is almost 200 years of rule . It was battle of Plassey which was fought by Clive against nawab shirajuddaulah of Bengal which laid the foundation of British rule in India . Later battle of buxar in 1764 strengthen the British empire in India. It made them the de fecto

What would have happened if Marathas would have ruled India instead of British and Mughals?

Your question seems a little misinformed.Marathas did rule a major part of Indian subcontinent at one point of time. Albeit for a short period of time, the ruled major parts of the Indian subcontinent not instead of the British and

Did India ever had any Brahamin ruler?

Bharat has had several Brahmin rulers-Pushyamitra Sunga is already been mentioned by Srimannarayanan, i will add some more-1. Hemachandra Vikramaditya or Hemu, he was a general who ruled the throne of Delhi for about 5 years between the rule of Humayun and Akbar, he was a brave man and

Had British never ruled India, is it possible that an American civil war like event would have happened in India?

This is...interesting. The British had first aquired political power after they sought to intervene in the chaos following the Maratha loss at the Third Battle of Panipat. The Battle of Boxar between the Nawab of Awadh and England resulting in a decisive British victory was what propelled Britian into finally conquering