On 31 December in South Asian history

ON 31 DECEMBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 31, 2018

695: Birth of Muhammad bin Qasim, Syrian General who conquered the Sindh and Punjab regions (now in Pakistan), beginning the Islamic era in South Asia, who died on July 18, 715
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P041

1600: The British East India Company is chartered by Elisabeth I
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/charter-granted-to-the-east-india-company
http://www.victorianweb.org/history/empire/india/eic.html

1802: During the second Anglo-Maratha War, Peshwa Baji Rao II defeated by the Holkar ruler of Indore, flees to British protection, and concludes the Treaty of Bassein with the British East India ceding territory for the maintenance of a subsidiary force and agreeing to treaty with no other power
http://www.india9.com/i9show/Treaty-of-Bassein-34182.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baji_Rao_II

1925: Birth of Sri Lal Sukla, Indian author who died on October 28. 2011
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lal_Sukla
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3388044.Shrilal_Shukla

Sri Lal Shukla

1956: Birth of Prabhu Ganesan, Tamil film actor and producer
http://spicyonion.com/actor/prabhu-biography/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pxy0tF_TROQ

1960: A bill is passed making Sinhalese the only official language of Ceylon (Sri Lanka). Representatives of the Tamil-speaking minority will lead mass demonstrations against the measure in early 1961

1971: Death of Vikram Sarabhai, Indian physicist, born on August 12, 1919
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/vikram-sarabhai.html
http://www.winentrance.com/general_knowledge/biography/vikram-sarabhai-biography.html
https://www.isro.gov.in/about-isro/dr-vikram-ambalal-sarabhai-1963-1971

1986: Death of Raj Narain, Indian Politician, born in 1917
http://www.nytimes.com/1987/01/01/obituaries/raj-narain-69-indian-socialist-helped-defeat-two-governments.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raj_Narain

Raj Narain

1999: Five hijackers, who had been holding 155 hostages on an Indian Airlines plane since December 24, leave the plane
http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/the-hijacking-of-indian-airlines-flight-ic-814-400555
https://islamicterrorism.wordpress.com/2009/01/24/the-truth-behind-kandahar-indian-airlines-hijacking-when-india-released-islamic-terrorists-must-read/
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/31st-december-1999-negotiations-for-the-hijacked-indian-airlines-flight-814-concluded

1999-12-31 Kandahar hijacking

 2007: The himalayan kingdom of Bhutan is holding its first parliamentary elections after a century of direct rule by the monarchy
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7165709.stm

2012: Death of Annapurna Maharana, Indian activist, born on November 3, 1917
http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/article1402738.ece



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