Small incidents from history that shaped India

This is a cute, fun article talking about how 4 seemingly small incidents in history ended up arguably having a major effect on the subsequent history of India. Do not look for historical rigor in there – just a quick fun read, and a quick primer on some of the important turning points in India’s history.

For example, he starts with this:

No 4: Iltutmish, with a polite harmless nod, says No to Jalal ad-din Mohammad, Ruler of the Khwarezmian Empire. Unknowingly saves Indian Civilization

And then goes on to argue how if Iltutmish had not refused Jalal ad-din Mohammad, India’s history today could have been far, far different.

(On a side note: I really hate the use of gratuitous images in that article. I understand that humans are more attracted by visuals than text, and that a picture is worth a thousand words, but to use images like a screenshot from the TV serial “Friends” just to illustrate that Genghis Khan wanted to be friends with Jalal-ad-din Mohammad is just ridiculous. And this is not an isolated incident. I see people everywhere – from blogs to Quora answer using this ridiculous technique, just because they heard that they need to put images in their blogs.)

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  1. good one, there are lot of such incidents in history, and many are turning points which have altered the history for centuries, one such thing i know is, if not for vijaynagar empire in the south and its king krishnadevaraya, moghul empire would have spread upto kanyakumari and as u see in north india there are very less ancient temples (800-1000 year old) as they have been destroyed by various rulers in that period, and bcoz of vijaynagar empire, in south u still see magnificent old rich temples every 50 kms, if moghul empire had been extended they could have also got destroyed

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