Peter Mundy

Peter Mundy was a 17th-century trader whose journeys took him to Istanbul, India. His account of his remarkable travels, illustrated with his own lively drawings of the strange people and animals he ...

Thomas Roe

Among the foreign travellers who visited the court of the early Mughals in India, the most important and best known is Sir Thomas Roe. He came to Jahangir`s court in 1615 as an ambassador of James I,...

Neera Misra

Neera Mishra is a Social Entrepreneur, with more then two decades of work experience, as business entrepreneur and then as social entrepreneur. She is also presently Visiting Faculty, Consultant and ...

Jantar Mantar, Jaipur

Jantar Mantar is an astronomical observatory used to measure the distances and positions of celestial objects. India has a total of five such observatories the largest of which is in Jaipur. Explore ...

Rajendra Prakash Jain

Rajendra Prakash Jain, Director of the largest and oldest bookstore of India on the topic- ‘Preservation of Indian Heritage’ through books.

James Glover

James Glover from UK, Academic Director for the 2nd International Vedic Mathematics conference, Chairman & Co-founder of the Institute for the Advancement of Vedic Mathematics. He has done resear...

Jan Huyghen van Linschoten : Dutch Traveller

Jan Huyghen van Linschoten, Dutch traveller who served in Portuguese Goa (India), and wrote an influential description of Asian trade routes. As bookkeeper to the archbishop of Goa, Linschoten spent ...

26 January 1950

Almost every country in the world has a National Day to celebrate its nationhood. One such national day in India is the Republic Day celebrated on the 26th of January every year. It was on this date ...

William Hawkins

The visit of William Hawkins to the court of the Great Moghul at Agra was a memorable event in the history of British intercourse with India. He was the first Englishman ever received by the Emperor ...

Niccolò de’ Conti

Niccolò de’ Conti was an Italian merchant and explorer, who traveled to India and Southeast Asia, and possibly to Southern China, during the early 15th century. He was one of the human sources,...