On 22 August in South Asian history

ON 22 AUGUST IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 22, 2019

1639: Madras (now Chennai), India, is founded by the British East India Company on a sliver of land bought from local Nayak rulers
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/22nd-august-1639-madras-now-chennai-is-founded-by-the-east-india-company

1894: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi founds the Natal Indian Congress which later will ally itself with the African National Congress
http://www.sahistory.org.za/organisations/natal-indian-congress-nic

1924: Birth of Ada Jafri, Pakistani poet and author who died on March 12, 2015
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada_Jafri
http://www.poemhunter.com/ada-jafri/biography/

1951: Birth of Chandra Prakash Mainali, Nepalese communist politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chandra_Prakash_Mainali

Chandra Prakash Mainali

1955: Birth of Chiranjeevi, Telugu film actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiranjeevi
http://www.ndtv.com/topic/chiranjeevi

2009: Pakistan’s Taliban movement has named Hakimullah Mehsud, a close associate of ex-leader Baitullah Mehsud, as its new leader
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8216062.stm

2010: The Indian and Japanese foreign ministers hold talks on a civil nuclear co-operation agreement. The Japanese minister, Katsuya Okada, said the decision to start negotiations had been one of the toughest he had ever had to make
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11050615

 



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