Pictures: In History- Muhammad Bin Tughlaq, Gandhari’s Curse And More

In this ‘History Series’, we are revisiting Indian and world history every week for key events that shaped the world.

This Week In History: Teekhi Mirchi brings to you a flashback of key historical events that shaped the history of India and beyond. A collage of rare photos including Muhammad Bin Tughlaq’s ‘decapitalization’ exercise, Gandhari’s curse about end of Yadava dynasty etc. A reminder of India’s rich past full of struggle and dominance.

 1. A Concerned Mother (1978)

Maneka Gandhi with Donkey
A young Sonia Gandhi asking her son to stop bunking school for watching Doraemon, and go to school instead. (1978) 

2. Food-tasters for Mayawati (2011)

A 'food-taster', as described in 2011 Wikileaks cables, tastes food for traces of poison, before offering it to the then UP Chief Minister Mayawati (right most) during an election rally.
A ‘food-taster’, as described in 2011 Wikileaks cables, tastes food for traces of poison, before offering it to the then UP Chief Minister Mayawati (right most) during an election rally.

3. Tips For UP Election 2017

Picture of Baba Ramdev sharing tips for successfully winning the throne of Uttar Pradesh to Yogi Adityanath. (2016)
Picture of Baba Ramdev sharing tips for successfully winning the throne of Uttar Pradesh to Yogi Adityanath. (2016)

4. Tughlaq’s Decapitalization (1327 AD)

Muhammad Bin Tughluq
Rare picture of Sultan of Delhi, Muhammad Bin Tughlaq lauding the ‘sacrifice’ of Delhiites, who lost their life due to hunger and exhaustion during ‘Decapitalization’ exercise ordered by him to move his capital from Delhi to Daulatabad. (1327 AD)

5. Gandhari’s Curse (5376 BC)

Yadav Clan Extinction - Gandhari
Queen Gandhari attending a meeting of Samajwadi Party leaders in 21st century by travelling into future using time machine built by Sanjay, before concluding and declaring her curse that Yadava clan would go extinct by fighting among themselves. (5376 BC)

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