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Historion


Prehistory

  • Hendrik van Loon – Ancient Man. The Beginning of Civilizations
  • Marquis de Nadaillac – Manners and Monuments of Prehistoric Peoples

General History

  • Hendrik van Loon – The Story of Mankind
  • James Johonnot – Ten Great Events in History
  • H.G. Wells – A Short History of the World
  • Edward Creasy – The Fifteen Decisive Battles of The World From Marathon to Waterloo
  • P. V. N. Myers – A General History for Colleges and High Schools
  • Eugene A. Hecker – A Short History of Women’s Rights. From the Days of Augustus to the Present Time. With Special Reference to England and the United States

New World

  • William Bennett Munro – Crusaders of New France. A Chronicle of the Fleur-de-Lis in the Wilderness
  • Francis Parkman – The Jesuits in North America in the Seventeenth Century
  • Francis Parkman – Pioneers of France In The New World

Ancient History

  • D. G. Hogarth – The Ancient East

Greece

  • William Smith – A Smaller History of Greece – from the earliest times to the Roman conquest
  • Edward Bulwer-Lytton – Athens: Its Rise and Fall
  • F. B. Tarbell – A History Of Greek Art
  • William Stearns Davis – A Day In Old Athens

Rome

  • Theodor Mommsen – The History of Rome
  • John Lord – The Old Roman World. The Grandeur and Failure of its Civilization
  • T. G. Tucker – Life in the Roman World of Nero and St. Paul
  • Guglielmo Ferrero – Characters and events of Roman History. From Caesar to Nero
  • Arthur Gilman – The Story of Rome From the Earliest Times to the End of the Republic
  • Jacob AbbottHistory of Julius Caesar
  • A.H. Beesley – The Gracchi, Marius and Sulla. Epochs Of Ancient History
  • Thomas de Quincey – The Caesars
  • Robert F. Pennell – History of Rome from the Earliest Times Down to 476 AD

England

  • Jacob Abbott – History of King Charles II of England
  • Ephraim Douglass AdamsGreat Britain and the American Civil War
  • George Burton Adams – The History of England From the Norman Conquest to the Death of John (1066-1216)
  • Charles James Fox – A History of the Early Part of the Reign of James the Second
  • William Harrison – Description of Elizabethan England, 1577
  • Joseph Fisher – The History of Landholding In England
  • Anne E. Keeling – Great Britain and Her Queen
  • A. F. Pollard – The History of England. A Study in Political Evolution
  • Arthur D. Innes – England Under the Tudors
  • J. R. Green – Henry the Second
  • Charlotte M. Yonge – Young Folks’ History of England
  • Arthur Conan Doyle – The Great Boer War
  • Thomas Clarkson – The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, by the British Parliament
  • John Fiske – The Beginnings of New England Or the Puritan Theocracy in its Relations to Civil and Religious Liberty

United States

  • Ephraim Douglass Adams – Great Britain and the American Civil War
  • Helen Elliott Bandini – History of California
  • Charles A. Eastman – Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains
  • Charles Ramsdell Lingley – The United States Since The Civil War
  • John Bach McMaster – A Brief History of the United States
  • Albert Bushnell Hart – Formation of the Union. 1750-1829
  • Frederick Trevor Hill – On the Trail of Grant and Lee
  • Carl Russell Fish – The Path of Empire, A Chronicle of the United States as a World Power
  • G. F. R. Henderson – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War
  • George Seay Wheat – The Story of The American Legion
  • George Makepeace Towle – The Nation in a Nutshell. A Rapid Outline of American History
  • Theodore Roosevelt – Rough Riders
  • Theodore Roosevelt – The Naval War of 1812. Or The History of the United States Navy during the Last War with Great Britain to Which Is Appended an Account of the Battle of New Orleans
  • Nathaniel W. Stephenson – The Day of the Confederacy, a Chronicle of the Embattled South
  • Trumbull White – Our War With Spain For Cuba’s Freedom
  • Frederick Jackson Turner – Rise of the New West, 1819-1829
  • James Bovell Mackenzie – A Treatise on the Six-Nation Indians

First World War

  • Mildred Aldrich – On the Edge of the War Zone. From the Battle of the Marne to the Entrance of the Stars and Stripes
  • E. F. Benson – Crescent and Iron Cross
  • Friedrich von Bernhardi – Germany and the Next War
  • Roger Casement – The Crime Against Europe. A Possible Outcome of the War of 1914
  • E. Alexander Powell – Fighting in Flanders
  • Arthur Ruhl – Antwerp to Gallipoli. A Year of the War on Many Fronts – and Behind Them
  • W.T. Massey – How Jerusalem Was Won. Being the Record of Allenby’s Campaign in Palestine
  • Henry Morgenthau – Ambassador Morgenthau’s Story
  • Francesco Saverio Nitti – Peaceless Europe
  • Robert Valentine Dolbey – Sketches of the East Africa Campaign

France

  • Francis Loring Payne – The Story of Versailles
  • Elizabeth Latimer – France in the Nineteenth Century. 1830-1890
  • F. A. M. Mignet – History of the French Revolution from 1789 to 1814
  • Hippolyte A. Taine – The French Revolution
  • Hippolyte A. Taine – The Modern Regime
  • Hippolyte A. Taine – The Ancient Regime
  • Achilles Rose – Napoleon’s Campaign in Russia Anno 1812. Medico-Historical
  • William Bennett Munro – Crusaders of New France. A Chronicle of the Fleur-de-Lis in the Wilderness

Germany

  • Thomas Carlyle – History of Friedrich II of Prussia
  • James Wycliffe Headlam – Bismarck and the Foundation of the German Empire

Italy

  • Niccolo Machiavelli – History of Florence and of the Affairs of Italy
  • Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco – The Liberation of Italy. 1815-1870
  • Edgcumbe Staley – The Tragedies of the Medici

Far East

  • Emilio Aguinaldo y Famy – True Version of the Philippine Revolution
  • John Biddulph – The Pirates of Malabar and An Englishwoman in India Two Hundred Years Ago
  • F. H. King – Farmers of Forty Centuries. Permanent Agriculture in China, Korea and Japan

Technology

  • J. M. Bacon – The Dominion of the Air: The Story of Aerial Navigation
  • David N. Carvalho – Forty Centuries of Ink
  • Herbert N. Casson – The History of the Telephone
  • William J. Claxton – The Mastery of the Air
  • Frederick A. Talbot – Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War
  • E. Charles Vivian – A History of Aeronautics
  • M. M. Pattison Muir – The Story of Alchemy and the Beginnings of Chemistry
  • J. Munro – Heroes of the Telegraph

China

  • Demetrius Charles Boulger – China
  • Wolfram Eberhard – A History of China
  • Edward Harper Parker – Ancient China Simplified
  • Lewis Hodus – Buddhism and Buddhists in China
  • Alexander Brebner – A Little History of China and A Chinese Story

Medieval History

  • H. W. C. Davis – Medieval Europe
  • John H. Haaren and A. B. Poland – Famous Men of The Middle Ages

Holland

  • George Edmundson – History of Holland
  • Thomas Colley Grattan – Holland. The History of the Netherlands

Africa

  • J.H.T. McPherson – History of Liberia
  • Arthur Conan Doyle – The Great Boer War
  • Thomas Clarkson – The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, by the British Parliament
  • Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje – Native Life in South Africa, Before and Since the European War and the Boer Rebellion
  • Josephine Elizabeth Butler – Native Races and the War

Israel

  • S. M. Dubnow – Jewish History. An Essay in the Philosophy of History
  • Julius Wellhausen – Prolegomena to the History of Israel
  • Archibald Sayce – Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations

Ireland

  • E. Lynn Linton – About Ireland
  • Horace Plunkett – Ireland In The New Century
  • Daniel Desmond Sheehan – Ireland Since Parnell
  • Michael F. J. McDonnell – Ireland and the Home Rule Movement

Australia

  • Ernest Scott – A Short History of Australia

Religion

  • William Alexander Linn – The Story of the Mormons: From the Date of their Origin to the Year 1901
  • Alfred Wesley Wishart – A Short History of Monks and Monasteries

Turkey

  • Arnold Joseph Toynbee – Turkey: A Past and a Future

Canada

  • William Wood – The Winning of Canada: A Chronicle of Wolfe
  • Francis Parkman – Montcalm and Wolfe

Balkans

  • Nevill Forbes, Arnold J. Toynbee, D. Mitrany, D.G. Hogarth – The Balkans. A History of Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece, Rumania, Turkey

Europe

  • Hutton Webster – Early European History
  • C. A. Fyffe – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878
  • John Holland Rose – The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914
  • Ramsay Muir – The Expansion Of Europe. The Culmination of Modern History
  • R. Cohen – Knights of Malta, 1523-1798

Korea

  • F.A. McKenzie – Korea’s Fight for Freedom
  • F. H. King – Farmers of Forty Centuries. Permanent Agriculture in China, Korea and Japan

Wales

  • Owen M. Edwards – Short History of Wales

India

  • Charles John Griffiths – A Narrative Of The Siege Of Delhi. With An Account Of The Mutiny At Ferozepore In 1857
  • T.W.E. Holdsworth – Campaign of the Indus. In a Series of Letters from an Officer of the Bombay Division
  • Theo. F. Rodenbough – Afghanistan and the Anglo-Russian Dispute. An Account of Russia’s Advance Toward India, Based Upon The Reports and Experiences of Russian, German, and British Officers and Travellers
  • Archibald Forbes – The Afghan Wars. 1839-42 and 1878-80
  • John Biddulph – The Pirates of Malabar and An Englishwoman in India Two Hundred Years Ago

Russia

  • John Ward – With the “Die-Hards” in Siberia

Miscellanea

  • Charlotte M. Yonge – A Book of Golden Deeds
  • P. H. Ditchfield – Books Fatal to Their Authors

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Historical Events in Pune

Historical Events in Pune

Year Events

1950 Pune Municipal Transport (PMT) begins operations.
1956 Hindustan Antibiotics (Pimpri) begins operations
1957 60 Industrial areas of Hadapsar, Pimpri, Chinchwad, Bhosari, etc. established
1961  Panshet dam bursts and its waters flood the city, destroying most of the older
  sections, giving a chance for modern town planning concepts to be put into use
1970-80 Pune emerges as the engineering capital of the country especially in the  
  automotive sector with Telco, Bajaj, Kinetic, Bharat Forge, Alfa Laval, Thermax,
  etc. expanding their infrastructure
1970-80 Pune rapidly establishes itself as the Oxford of the East with educational
  institutions especially in the field of higher education being set up throughout
  the city
1988  Pune Festival which coincides with Ganesh Chaturthi launched
1989  Dehu Road-Katraj bypass is completed, reducing traffic congestion in the inner
  city
1990  Sports City comes into existence
1990      Pune begins to attract foreign capital particularly in the information technology
and  engineering industries; new businesses like floriculture and food
processing begin
to take root in and around the city
1998 Work on the six-lane Pune-Mumbai Super expressway begins
1998 Pune’s first flyover is inaugurated at Dashabhuja Ganapati Chowk, Kothrud
1999 Municipal Commissioner Arun Bhatia removed from his post because his tough
stand on unauthorised constructions
1999 The five-hundred acre Software development park developed by STPI is 
  inaugurated near Hinjawdi on the Pune-Mumbai bypass. IT giants like Wipro
  and Infosys set up shop.

PUNE’S PRIDE

P.L.Deshpande   Purushottam Laxman Deshpande

The name which brings a smile to the face of any Marathi reader. P. L. Deshpande was joyful personality of Maharashtra. Every member craves
to recount one P L joke or a scene from his plays, one-man shows, films, books or whatever. He is an integrated part of Marathi Literature.

Keshav Atre
Acharya Pralhad Keshav Atre the renowned litterateur has a massive contribution to Marathi literature. He was a man who left his mark in every field that he entered. His oratorical skills mesmerised the audience, outstanding literary style, humour and his activities in various fields left an every lasting impression on the minds of Maharashtrians.

Bhimsen joshi   Pandit Bhimsen Joshi son of a school master from Gadag, a taluka town in Dharwad district of Karnataka was born in a Brahmin family in February 1922. The internationally acclaimed vocalist who traversed though Bijapur, Pune and finally to Gwalior in search of a guru who could get him to the particulars of Khayal-Gayaki. Till Sawai Gandharva taught him the essentials of Khayal-Gayaki. His rivals admit, there is no other vocalist today in the entire nation who can be compared with Panditji’s who has this unbelievably flexible voice.
 D.G.Kelkar Padmashri Dr. D.G.Kelkar (1896-1990)a resident of Pune, devoted his entire life to build Kelkar
Museum from scratch to crest with his tireless enthusiasm and efforts. Kelkar museum is nothing less than a well-knit poem of this poet-collector with different sections of the Museum as its touching stanzas and the exhibits as its flowering expressions
Sharad Pawar  

SHARAD PAWAR

President of Nationalist Congress Party. He was the former chief Minister of Maharashtra was a former Defence Minister of India and former Leader of Opposition in Loksabha. Always play an important role ina National Politics

Kasba Ganpati
Kasba Ganpati
Kasba Ganpati is the GRAM DAIVAT of Pune. Kasba Peth is near Lal Mahal & the Kasba Ganpati is the Ganpati of First Honor in Pune. So it has the First previlage in the Ganesh Utsav procession.Shivaji Maharaja’s mother Jijabai had put up the statue of Ganesh. On her behalf Dadoji Kondadev had put on a tent in front of the statue of Ganesh.Recently Jija mata Garden has been made next to it, and the statue of Jija mata has also been set there.

Parvati

This is one of the most famous landmarks of Pune. Though the hill is in the Southern half of the city, it is visible from almost every part of Pune. There are 108 steps that lead to the temple dedicated to Parvati and Devadeshwar. There are also temples dedicated to Vishnu, Ganesh and Kartikeya. Climbing to the top of the hill can be rewarding as one can enjoy an excellent paranomic view of Pune. 

 

Pataleshwer Pataleshwar Temple

It has temple dedicated to lord Shiva which is supposedly the shrine. The Nandi and the pillars are carved from one single rock. Located in a part of Pune known as Shivajinagar, this Shiva Temple was made in the 8th century. Cut from one rock, this temple is reminiscent of the Kailasa temple at Ellora. It has a Shiva Shrine as well as one in honour of his bull Nandi

  Gurudwara ( Ganesh Peth )

This Gurudwara is in Ganesh Peth. Sikhs come to this place in large numbers. It is about 2 kms away from Pune Station. The gurudwara is open to all people irrespective of their religion but your shoes must be removed and heads should be covered. The prayers in the Gurudwara  start in the early hours of morning.  The birth anniversaries of the first guru, Guru Nanakdevji and tenth guru, Guru Govindsinghji are celebrated as festivals with great enthusiasm.

 

  
  Omkareshwar Temple

Situated in Shaniwar Peth  it is famous for its stone structure & it held on even in the floods of Panshet in 1962. Amruteshwar and Omkareshwar Shivalayas. The Omkareshwar temple which is about 250 years old has even survived in the 1962 floods which came in pune.

Asthavinayak mean eight Ganeshas.Asthavinayak Yatra concludes only after visiting all the eight temples that are a part of this yatra. This yatra is very famous not only among the Hindus but devotees from all the religions go on the famous Asthavinayak tour. It is believed that one has to complete this Asthavinayak yatra at least once in a life-time.All the eight temples are located in different parts of Maharashtra.

Moreshwar    Moreshwar or Mayureshwar

    Location: Morgaon, Pune District.>  

The temple and idol:
The idol in this temple is  Swayambhu that means self-generated idol with a serpent above the head. The temple has eight Ganesha idols in eight corners. These are Ekadanta, Mahodara, Gajanana, Lambodara, Vikata, Nataraja, Dhumravarna, Vakratunda. The God here is worshipped three times every day: at 7 am, around 12 in the noon and at 8 pm.

Yatra:
According to the Hindu calendar the palkhi of this Ganesh is taken out on Magha Shukla Chaturthi and Bhadrapada Shukla Chaturthi. The palkhi travels from Chinchwad-Pune during both the Chaturthis.

Utsav:
The fair and celebrations are arranged on Vijayadashami Shukla Chaturthi and Krishna Chaturthi, Somavati Amavasya, according to the Hindu calendar.

Legend and history:
Ganesha, riding a peacock, in the form of Mayureshwara is believed to have slain the demon Sindhu at this spot.

Girijamata                                                                                               
                                                                                                 Girijatmaka – Lenyadri
                                                                                                  
                                                                                             Location: Lenyadri ,Pune District

The temple and idol:
The temple is on a hill, which has 283 steps. The hill is full of caves. The idol faces north and this particular idol has to be worshipped form the rear of the temple.

Legend and history:
It is believed that Parvati performed penance to beget Ganesha at this point. This temple stands amidst a cave complex of Buddhist origin. Little is known about its antiquity. It appears that the Ganesha idol came much later than the period in which the caves were built. The temple which stands at a hill top, is in a deserted location and there is no human habitation close by. Even the archaka (priest) lives some distance away.

Tambadi Jogeshwari 
  Tambadi Jogeswari

Tambdi Jogeswari is the Second Ganpati of Honour in Pune. Tambdi Jogeswari was one of the early established Ganesh Mandals. The Mandal has already completed its 100 years. The Idol resembles an elephants. Various functions are organised during the festival by the Mandal. Many people take part in these events keeping social  interest in mind. Many people attend the Aarti to seek blessings.

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Gol Gumbaz in Bijapur is famed to be the second largest dome in the world

The writing on the wall…

Gol Gumbaz in Bijapur is famed to be the second largest dome in the world. Sadly, vandals have defaced this architectural wonder and continue to do it unashamedly. Isn’t it about time people realised the significance of the monument, wonders D R Purohit Kaladagi.

Gol Gumbaz in Bijapur

Gol Gumbaz in Bijapur

Everybody speaks of historical monuments with pride and express concern towards their conservation. Unfortunately, defacing the same monuments continues unchecked. Take, for instance, the Gol Gumbaz of Bijapur. One of the most significant showpieces of Karnataka, the Gol Gumbaz evokes awe and admiration in tourists.

However, in spite of several preventive measures undertaken by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), including the clearing of encroachments surrounding the monuments, attempts to spoil the beauty of the monument continues, thanks to a few careless visitors. Sadly, a few locals have also joined this heinous act. Most of these people are educated and do not hesitate to proclaim their achievement (read graffiti) all over the place, dodging the watchful eyes of the ASI staff.

These people descend upon the place equipped with painting material, pen, pencil, markers, etc. They scratch the surface of the monument with keys, nails, coins and metal pieces while women make use of their lipsticks. Sometimes, a few of them get caught, but apart from a public dressing down, the ASI authorities are not empowered to mete just punishment. It is being said that the Central Government is considering bringing an amendment to the law governing the ASI’s efforts in monument preservation, to provide more power to the ASI. If implemented, officials can penalise offenders on the spot.

Most of the visitors are unaware of the significance of these historical monuments and of the fact that these monuments represent the land’s history and heritage. They are also unaware that by scratching their names and messages on the walls, they are diminishing the monument’s beauty. At the same time, they are also busy attempting to evade the ASI staff.

Most of these attacks are carried out on the Whispering Gallery. Hundreds of people rush inside the gallery at a time, showing their ignorance and insensitivity, thereby missing the opportunity to make out the distinguishing features of the gallery. For example, if one were to place a wrist-watch close to one side of the wall, another person can hear its ticking on the other side. But the vulgar screams and loud footsteps do not allow this. Sensitive tourists are helpless in the face of such blatant exhibitionism.

The ASI is considering sending up the tourists in batches, accompanied by security staff who will then bring them down after the stipulated time, as it is felt that a small group of tourists, watched by security, will not be able to cause any damage to the monument. But people feel that this measure may not be sufficient on days when thousands of visitors throng the Gumbaz.

The public must stop those indulging in such acts of vandalism and create awareness on the significance of such historical monuments. Only then will fragile monuments like the Gol Gumbaz remain for our future generations.

The past

The credit for constructing the world-famous mausoleum goes to the Adil Shahi rulers of Bijapur. Among them, Ibrahim Adil Shah, who ruled Bijapur from 1627 to 1657, got the mausoleum Ibrahim Roza, an architectural wonder, built for himself. Son Mohammed Adil Shah went a step further to build a simple but huge mausoleum which is none other than the Gol Gumbaz!

The Gol Gumbaz took around 20 years to be completed. The Gol Gumbaz, which is 205 feet long, 204 feet wide, 200 feet tall and has a circumference of 160 feet, is a blend of Iran and Indo-Persian styles of architecture. Using special technology, the architects built eight arches that pierced each other to form an octogonal platform 90 feet above, upon which the Gumbaz (dome) sits.

The inner diameter of the dome is 125 feet while the outer diameter is 144 feet. The wall is 100 feet thick. Beneath the dome, attached to its inner wall is a 21 feet gallery, where one can witness a unique phenomenon of sound. This is the world-famous Whispering Gallery!

As the story goes, Rambha, a Sri Lankan dancer, falls in love with Mohammed Adil Shah and comes to settle down in Bijapur. One day, while the two are in the Whispering Gallery, Shah asks Rambha to prove her love to him by jumping down the Gumbaz. Without any hesitation, the besotted woman jumps to her death. Her tomb lies beside those of the Shah’s two wives, a daughter and a son, as a token of Shah’s respect for the dancer. Shouldn’t it be preserved?

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