We looked inside some of the tweets by @YunusChitalwala and here's what we found interesting.
Inside 100 Tweets
Going down memory lane with Salim Durrani, here is a story for the ages. Durrani scored a 100 against Hall and Griffith in West Indies in 1962. The first few runs were scored without an abdomen guard which he forgot in dressing room! 😄 Also, no proper thigh pad but a towel!👍 https://t.co/Oz2Bjdco8C
George Thomas was an Irish mercenary hired by the Marathas. After the death of Appe Khande Rao, he created an independent kingdom in Hansi, which comprised ‘a big chunk of Haryana’. He was eventually expelled by a combined force of Marathas and Sikhs. https://t.co/cvYJq2xbPf
Why highly placed Muslims became ‘Krishna bhaktas’ in the Mughal period In ‘Voices of Dissent’, Romila Thapar writes that Rajput-Mughal joint patronage helped make Vrindavan the focus of Krishna bhakti https://t.co/9zQjvRO0US
Emperor Jahangir had tiny portraits of himself made to give as gifts to his friends, family, and courtiers as a sign of royal favor. These portraits were mounted and worn as jewels or turban. Painting from The Cleveland Museum of Art. https://t.co/hSERd6NJne
Wonderful piece on the Sinai palimpsests Lost Languages Discovered in One of the World's Oldest Continuously Run Libraries https://t.co/2mxW12XpOD
When Adelard of Bath was translating Al-Khwarizmi's books of astronomy from Arabic into Latin in England c1120 he still uses as his meridian the longitude of a place he calls 'Arin'. This is of course Ujjain in MP, where the original readings were taken by Brahmagupta in the 7thC https://t.co/gpWwVAcDqk
Relief portrait bust of Shahjahan, made of alabaster with remains of gilding and polychromy. The Mughal Emperor is represented at the Jharokha where he customarily appeared to the people (Jharokha Darshan). Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum Mughal India, c.1630-1650 https://t.co/grVMJc4ULL
'અખા ભગત' કે 'અખો' તરીકે વધુ જાણીતા આ કવિ #ગુજરાતી ભાષાના પ્રાચીન કવિઓ પૈકીના એક છે. અખાના જીવન વિશે બહુ ઓછી આધારભૂત માહિતી મળે છે પરંતુ તેમના કવનોએ એમને આજદિન સુધી જીવંત રાખ્યા છે. કવિ ઉમાશંકર જોશીએ તેમને "કબીરનો નાનેરો ભાઈ" કહી બિરદાવ્યા છે. @sahityaakademi @GujaratHistory https://t.co/2fRg97qbdM
17th century Akha Bhagat is most important poet of medieval Gujarati literature.This is my favourite Chhapo ( a poem) of him - "તિલક કરતાં ત્રેપન થયાં, જપમાલાના નાકાં ગયા, તીરથ ફરી ફરી થાક્યાં ચરણ, તોય ન પોહોતો હરિને શરણ, કથા સુણી સુણી ફૂટ્યા કાન, અખા તોય ન આવ્યું બ્રહ્મજ્ઞાન." https://t.co/YppLP1Okbz
Masses cannot access original text of Quran so they go by the local Maulana's interpretation. Every Maulana has his own interpretation and tells people around him "this is complete no deviations allowed". As a result you have so many versions each saying my version is correct.
There is only one version. Known as The Usman codex. In Arabic. Not a single word differs from one to another It's easily available online and offline. And there are standard translations available. Hve no idea where you went looking or what you are trying to say or prove. https://t.co/XBpo8NdeU1
Best history books this year according to experts | The Times of India https://t.co/TMv07IEDru