On 17 May in South Asian history

ON 17 MAY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 17, 2019

1540: Afghan chief Sher Khan defeats Mogul Emperor Humayun at Kanauj
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sher_Shah_Suri

1782: Mahadaji Sindhia, defeated on February 16, 1781 at Sipri by Gal Camac, becomes an ally of the English by the Treaty of Salbai
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Salbai
http://www.astrojyoti.com/modern-history-18.htm

1824: A Burmese force invades Chittagong and drove a mixed Sepoy and police detachment from its position at Ramu, but did not follow up its success

1967: Birth of Mohamed Nasheed, Maldivian politician 4th President of the Maldives from 2008 to 2012
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohamed_Nasheed

1981: In Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina comes back after exile in India
http://en.banglapedia.org/index.php?title=Hasina,_Sheikh

1981-05-17 Hasina retour d'exil

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRwbbNATW3U

1993: In Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremasinghe becomes prime minister till August 1994
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranil_Wickremasinghe

1995: The Chinese authorities arrest the six year old Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, recognized by the Dalai Lama as the successor of the 10th Panchen Lama, and his family. Since nobody knows what happened to them
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gedhun_Choekyi_Nyima
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4551425.stm
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dorjee-tseten/chinas-worst-kept-secret-_b_7308598.html

2007: Death of T. K. Doraiswamy, Indian poet and author, born on August 21, 1921

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T._K._Doraiswamy

T. K. Doraiswamy

2008: Pakistan’s ambassador to Afghanistan abducted in February is freed
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7406083.stm

2009: The Indian National Congress wins the elections
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_general_election,_2009

2009: Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tiger rebels admit defeat in their 37-year battle for an independent ethnic homeland. « This battle has reached its bitter end, » the Tigers’ chief of international relations, Selvarasa Pathmanathan, said in a statement
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/05/200951751122621855.html



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