History never fails to astonish meAs an avid reader of history, I have always been fascinated by various unknown episodes, events and heroes of history. There are many such events or heroes which/who have not been discussed in the text-books of history at any level. But in a hindsight, these events or heroes changed the course of history in many ways. For example, if we study the Vijjyanagara kingdom, we only talk about Krishnadev Raya, but generally do not talk about Thirumala Deva Raya, because of whom the Vijayanagara kingdom re-surfaced from the fire of destruction after Battle of Talikota. I wrote about the great king in five episodes in the Forum section (but I have doubt whether any Member have read those five 'boring' episodes). If we discuss the Gupta dynasty, we generally forget Skandagupta, who defeated the devastating Hunas.
There are many little-known heroes or episodes like the above two. Today, I have traced out two beautiful historical articles. The first one is on Chandragiri, a place near Tirupati, where the capital of Vijayanagara kingdom was shifted when the earlier capital Humpi was destroyed. Later, I will write an article on Chandragiri after collecting some more supporting materials. The second interesting article is on moral turpitude of the Mughals as told by a court-poet of later Mughals. I won't be able to write on the subject in this platform, but the article which I am reading is extremely interesting and it tells many new things to the enthusiastic readers.