On 13 July in South Asian history

ON 13 JULY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on July 13, 2019

1660: Battle of Pavan Khind, a rear guard battle that took place in the vicinity of fort Vishalgad, near the city of Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India, between the Maratha sardar Baji Prabhu Deshpande and Siddi Masud of Adilshah
http://hinduperspective.com/2013/05/04/hindu-resistance-baji-prabhu-the-battle-of-pavan-khind/


1830: The General Assembly’s Institution, now the Scottish Church College, one of the pioneering institutions that ushered the Bengal Renaissance, is founded by Alexander Duff and Raja Ram Mohan Roy, in Calcutta, India
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/july-13-1830-the-scottish-church-college-is-established-by-raja-ram-mohan-roy-and-alexander-duff
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_Church_College
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bengal_Renaissance

1892: Birth of Kesarbai Kerkar, Indian singer who died on September 16, 1977
https://harmoniummusicblog.wordpress.com/2013/10/11/out-of-this-world-kesarbai-kerkar/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1gepe8-XBY

1905: Gandhi opposes the Bengal Partition (which will be effective in october) and supports boycott of British-made goods
http://gandhiking.ning.com/profiles/blogs/partition-of-bengal-and-mahatma-gandhi-1
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partition_of_Bengal_(1905)
http://pakgeotagging.blogspot.fr/2015/02/partitions-of-bengal-in-1905-and-1947.html

1905-10-16 Bengal partition

1939: Birth of Prakash Mehra, Indian director and producer who died on May 17, 2009
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0576488/

Prakash Mehra

2008: Battle of Wanat begins when Taliban & al-Qaeda guerrillas attack US Army & Afghan National Army troops in Afghanistan. The U.S. deaths were, at that time, the most in a single battle since the beginning of operations in 2001
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Wanat
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/9-us-troops-killed-in-bold-afghan-attack/

 

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

2013: Bhutan’s opposition party People’s Democratic Party storms to power after winning 32 seats out of 47 in nation’s second parliamentary élections
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/07/2013713125727754144.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/bhutan/10178571/Bhutan-opposition-sweeps-to-power.html



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