On 6 July in South Asian history

ON 6 JULY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on July 6, 2019

1782: Battle of Negapatam between French and British navies off Tamil Nadu (India)
https://morethannelson.com/battle-negapatam-6-july-1782/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Negapatam_(1782)

1837: Birth of Ramakrishna Gopal Bhandarkar, Indian Scholar, who died on August 1925
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/72430.cms

1892: Dadabhai Naoroji is the first Indian to become a member of the British parliament
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/dadabhai-naoroji.html

1901: Birth of Syama Prasad Mookerjee, Indian politician who founded the nationalist Bharatiya Jana Sangha, who died on June 23, 1953
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syama_Prasad_Mukherjee
http://www.shyamaprasad.org/biography.htm
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/july-6-1901-founder-of-bharatiya-jana-sangha-dr.-syama-prasad-mookerjee-is-born

1930: Birth of Balamuralikrishna, Indian Carnatic musician, poet and composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._Balamuralikrishna

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Emc18GpAeRY

1935: Birth of Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama and Nobel Peace Prize laureate
http://www.dalailama.com/biography/a-brief-biography
http://www.tribuneindia.com/2009/20090406/dplus.htm#1
http://www.dalailama.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/14th_Dalai_Lama

1986: Death of Jagjivan Ram, Indian politician, born April 5, 1908
http://go4gkgreatindians.blogspot.fr/2013/04/jagjivan-ram.html

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yk-QHrVaoH4

1987: In India, Sikhs extremists make their first of three attacks. Over the two-day  period a total of 72 are killed by the extremists
http://www.nytimes.com/1987/07/08/world/34-hindus-killed-in-new-bus-raids-sikhs-suspected.html

1997: Death of Chetan Anand, Indian director and screenwriter, born on January 3,  1921
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chetan_Anand_(director)
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0025608/

2002: In Kabul, vice-president Hadji Abdul Kadir is assassinated
http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/2002/jul/08/guardianobituaries.afghanistan

2006: The Nathula Pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-opens for trade after 44 years
http://thinkingparticle.com/articles/nathula-pass
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5150682.stm

2010: Sri Lankans protesters besiege UN’s Sri-Lankan office demanding the UN end investigations into alleged war crimes
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/south_asia/10519247.stm
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/07/world/asia/07lanka.html?ref=asia

2011: Death of noted filmmaker Mani Kaul, who was considered one of the pioneers of new Indian cinema
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/bollywood/news-interviews/Mani-Kaul-was-by-far-our-most-original-filmmaker/articleshow/9127838.cms
http://www.chaosmag.in/manikaul.html

2014: The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, has reiterated his plea to Buddhists in Myanmar and Sri Lanka to halt violence against Muslims, in a speech to tens of thousands of devotees to mark his 79th birthday
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/07/dalai-lama-urges-end-anti-muslim-violence-201476143339622956.html

 

Holidays and observances

Tibet: Birthday of the 14th Dalai Lama



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