On 11 May in South Asian history

ON 11 MAY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 11, 2019

1304: Death of Mahmud Ghazan, Mongol ruler, born on 5 November 1271
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahmud_Ghazan

1857: During the Indian mutiny, Indian rebels seize Delhi from the British
http://thepandorasociety.com/may-11th-1857-indian-rebels-seize-delhi/
http://www.historynet.com/indian-mutiny-of-1857-siege-of-delhi.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Mutiny

1912: Birth of Saadat Hasan Manto, Pakistani short story writer who died on January 18, 1955
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jun/11/saadat-hasan-manto-short-stories-partition-pakistan

1948: Birth of Nirj Deva, SriLankan-British politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nirj_Deva

1998: India conducts three underground nuclear tests in Pokhran, including a thermonuclear device
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/11/newsid_3664000/3664259.stm
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/11-may-1998-national-technology-day-the-pokhran-ii-nuclear-tests-were-conducted
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pokhran-II

2000: India officially reaches 1 billion inhabitants. Astha Arora named India’s billionth baby
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-32688856

2007: For the first time since India’s independence, a Dalit party wins the election in one of the Union states, Uttar Pradesh, the most important in the country

2009: Death of Sardarilal Mathradas Nanda, Indian admiral, born on October 10, 1915
http://www.telegraphindia.com/1090513/jsp/nation/story_10956579.jsp
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/military-obituaries/naval-obituaries/5551938/Admiral-Sardarilal-Nanda.html

2009: Death of Shanthi Lekha, Sri Lankan actress, born on July 1, 1929
http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2009/05/17/imp15.asp

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

2013: Nawaz Sharif claims victory in Pakistan presidential election

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/10051440/Nawaz-Sharif-claims-victory-in-Pakistan-presidential-election.html

2013: The Maldivian home minister Mohamed Jameel is sacked shortly after he announced his candidature for the vice-presidency in crucial elections in September.

http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/world/story/maldives-home-minister-sacked-ahead-key-vote-20130511



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