On 21 December in South Asian history

ON 21 DECEMBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 21, 2018

1817: Battle of Mahidpur during the Third Anglo-Maratha War between the Marathas and the British led by Sir Thomas Hislop at Mahidpur, a town in the Malwa region, India
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Mahidpur

1845: During the First Sikh War, battle of Ferozeshah
https://www.britishbattles.com/first-sikh-war/battle-of-ferozeshah/

1921: Inauguration in Calcutta (India) of the Victoria Memorial, in memory of the queen Victoria
http://tourism.webindia123.com/tourism/monuments/museums_memorials/victoriamemorial/index.htm
http://www.victoriamemorial-cal.org/

1923: United Kingdom and Nepal sign an agreement of friendship in which UK formally recognizes the independence of Nepal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepal%E2%80%93Britain_Treaty_of_1923

1932: Birth of U. R. Ananthamurthy, Indian author, poet, and critic who died on August 22, 2014 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U._R._Ananthamurthy
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/ur-ananthamurthy-19322014/article6343196.ece

1963: Birth of Govinda Ahuja, Indian actor and politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Govinda_Ahuja
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/21st-december-1963-govinda-indian-actor-was-born

1985: Russian newspaper  Pravda calls for a « positive dialogue » between the different political forces in Afghanistan «including the ones which have positions hostile to the revolution »

1989: Birth of Tamannaah Bhatia, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamannaah_Bhatia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0cy0b1RpPE

 

 



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