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Bengal

Jihad in Spring~I

Certain events in history are not forgettable but unfortunately have paled into oblivion with the passage of time. The merger of the princely state of Hyderabad (in the Deccan) is one such paradoxical exception that had taken place about 75 years ago.

Was Holi a bigger festival than Durga puja in 18th century Bengal?

Dolyatra, or Holi, is one of the biggest Hindu festivals in Bengal. The festival is not only a mere religious festival but also an event that influenced Bengal’s social, cultural and political chronology. Here are some little-known anecdotes about Bengal during this time.