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Thursday, May 21st 2015

The changing map of India from 1 AD to the 20th century
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Battles were fought, territories were drawn and re-drawn. An amateur historian has caught these
shifts in a series of maps.

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India’s history is speckled with the ruins of empires. Kingdoms have periodically risen here,
expanded and fallen, reshaping with them the region’s culture and identity.

Amateur historian Thomas Lessman, who has been researching world history for over 20 years, has
created a series of maps of India showing these shifts from 1 AD till the rule of the Delhi Sultanate.
On his website (http://www.worldhistorymaps.info/) Lessman says he “became frustrated while
researching history because it's hard to find great maps. The best maps are in books that cost more
than I make in a week... So I realised if I want free World History Maps, I’d have to make them
myself”.

The maps provide a vivid history tour. They start from the time the Sakas or Indo-Scythians firmly
established their presence in India.

The Indo-Parthian and Indo-Synthian era: 1 AD

Indo-Greeks ruled India for over two centuries, during which time the fusion of Indian and
Hellenistic influences flourished. This map shows the Indo-Parthian rule and the Indo-Synthian
kingdom. The Indo-Scythians were descendents of the Scythians who had migrated from southern
Siberia and displaced the Indo-Greeks.

The Kushan Empire: 100 AD

The Kushan Empire was founded under Kujula Kadphises but it was under his grandson, the
Buddhist emperor Kanishka, that it reached its peak. Kanishka expanded the kingdom till as far as
Varanasi and captured areas in present-day China.

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some believe. astronomy and math flourished in the region and much of the subcontinent was unified under one kingdom. The Huna Empire extended from parts of eastern Iran to northwestern India. literature. referred to by some as the Golden Age of India. This proximity is the reason why. the Huna tribe finds a mention in the Mahabharata. art. . During this time.500 AD This was the period of the domination of the Gupta Empire.The Gupta and Huna Empire – 400 .

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The Ghaznavid Empire gradually moved in and conquered India and later the Delhi Sultanate. the fall of which eventually led to the Mughal rule in the country. a Delhi-based Muslim kingdom that stretched over large parts of India from 1206–1526. .

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All such micro-generation techniques will be made easier with the advent of affordable storage systems. From Canberra.org/).au/energy/90_percent_renewable). For instance. At a more direct level. An image of a light pole topped with a solar collector and a small wind generator illustrated how cities might also use their streetlights to generate power.html) developed at the University of New South Wales. 15 million are at acute risk of ocean and river flooding. Embracing ambitious ideas will inevitably help innovative cities stay at the forefront of moves to decrease energy costs and clean up the atmosphere. Dennis described how Los Angeles has achieved a 63% cut in its lighting bill (http://bsl. Hong Kong architect Peter CooksonSmith discussed underground water storage for cities and described how skyscraper foundations can serve as hybrid ventilation and heating/cooling systems.com/has-tesla-cracked-the-grid-energy-storage-problem-41131). New York-based political theorist Benjamin Barber is doing his utmost to establish a Global Parliament of Mayors (http://www. which will meet for the first time in Britain in October.html) simply by switching to LED streetlights.lacity. like that recently unveiled by Tesla (https://theconversation. pointed out how building such technology into structures.org/led.unsw. and as such their politicians can afford to be adventurous. ACT Labor MP Simon Corbell described how. too. told us that his city is well on its way to being carbon-neutral by 2025 (http://e360.globalparliamentofmayors.ceic.institute. The buildings and even the streets will need to be smart. Columbia and LSE academic . is already heating and cooling itself using highly efficient central facilities and has 45% of its commuting population on bicycles.edu/feature/copenhagens_ambitious_push_to_be_carbon_neutral_by_2025/2638). Meanwhile Roger Dennis. Top priority for snow clearing goes to the greatly enhanced system of bike lanes! Far-sighted vision Cities are dynamic places. pavements and the like can be used to moderate energy usage. told the symposium that of the 34 million people in the greater Tokyo area.au/centers/vrb/technologyservices/vanadium-redox-flow-batteries.act. Ryoji Nyori. Meanwhile.edu.gov. using a high feed-in tariff (reimbursement of people generating power from solar on their roof) Australia’s capital is driving rapidly towards its 90% renewable energy target (http://www. or the new vanadium redox flow battery (http://www. Copenhagen’s Mayor of Technical and Environmental Affairs.environment. who leads the Sensing City Project in Christchurch.yale. Morten Kabell. Frustrated with the inaction of national governments in thrall to vested interests.

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company founder Savji Dholakia denied any institutional discrimination at play and blamed it on the actions of a lone employee. regretting their actions. rejecting his candidature. explaining why his application had been turned down. who he claimed has recently joined the company. Tike’s profile shows that she has been with Hari Krishna for five months now. Screengrab of the email Khan received from Hari Krishna Exports. Speaking to Scroll. Dipika Tike. however. Khan then posted his experience on Facebook.executive emailed him back. where it caused outrage eventually compelling Hari Krishna Exports emailing Khan on Wednesday. LinkedIn. Diverse staff.in over the phone. “We regret to inform you that we hire only non-Muslim candidates. On professional networking website. Haridwar yatras Dholakia claimed that  diversity lies at the heart of Hari Krishna and they already have Muslims .” the email read.

the temperature of the metal sheets reaches as high as 250 degrees celsius.working for it."We have 71 Muslims in our firm along with people from all castes such as Patels and Marwaris"." said Dholakia. refusing to elaborate on the matter further. Read more HOT JOBS (/TAGS/29805/HOT-JOBS) In the steel mills of Delhi. He claimed that this charge of religious discrimination is absurd since they have great HR policies in p .. 86 taluqas and 386 villages who work for us. . workers faint Anumeha Yadav (/authors/1721) · Today · 03:00 pm Photo Credit: Anumeha Yadav Even in cold rolling mills.. Dholakia said they had to count them after this controversy broke. "We have people from 26 districts. as the heat sizzles. When asked how he knew the exact number of Muslims working for his company.

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The Conversation (/authors/1961) · Today · 02:30 pm . Read more ANIMAL RIGHTS (/TAGS/27118/ANIMAL-RIGHTS) Johnny Depp's dogs show evolving ideas of animal 'citizenship' Simon Coghlan... an identity card. as the temperature in Delhi crossed 45 degrees and the heat made 12-hour shifts unbearable. Organising themselves as the Garam Rolla Mazdoor Ekta Samiti.Last June. Wazirpur's workers brought the whizzing machines to a stop. Hundreds of them walked from plant to plant demanding what many take for granted – a minimum wage for skilled work. . a payslip.

showevolvingevolvingevolvingevolvingevolvingevolvingideas.show.in/article/728830/j depps.show.dogs.depps.dogs.dogs.depps.theguardian.show.php? (https://twitter. .reddit.com/share? (http://www.html): If we start letting movie stars even though they’ve been the ‘sexiest man alive’ twice to come into our nation.google.ideas.facebook.depps. It was.show.dogsshow.depps.ideasofofofofofofanimal-animal-animal-animal-animal-animal- citizenship) citizenship) citizenship&via=scroll_in) citizenship) citizenship) citizenship&title=Johnny%20Depp The media storm created by Johnny Depp’s ultimately unsuccessful attempt (http://www.com/share? (mailto:? (https://plus.in/article/728830/johnny url=http://scroll. then why don’t we just break the laws for everybody? It’s time that Pistol and Boo buggered off back to the United States. (whatsapp://send? (https://www. however.ideas. a member of Tony Abbott’s government who was responsible for the outcry.com/submit? text=Johnny%20Depp's%20dogs%20show%20evolving%20ideas%20o u=http://scroll.ideas.com/sharer/sharer.in/article/728830/johnnytext=Johnny%20Depp's%20dogs%20show%20evolving Subject=Johnny%20Depp's%20dogs%20show%2 url=http://scroll.au/news/topstories/2015/05/14/depp-s-dogs-on-puppy-death-row. Barnaby Joyce warned (http://www.ideas.dogs. like the federal budget wash-up.skynews.Photo Credit: Leon Neal/AFP Behind the uproar over Johnny Depp's dogs lies a serious and evolving idea: our animal companions have an important place in our lives that entitles them to rights akin to a sort of citizenship.deppsdogs.com.com/film/2015/may/17/barnaby-joyce-defends-threat-to-put-down-johnnydepps-dogs) to sneak his dogs into Australia took some air from other political stories.

org petition (https://www. that Australia was at any real risk from Depp’s deception. No-one doubted that Depp had acted irresponsibly. which protect us from diseases like rabies. Within 24 hours.sbs.org/p/save-johnny-depp-s-dogs-agriculture-minister-don-t-seize-and-destroyboo-pistol?just_created=true) to protest Joyce’s threat. Animals are important in our lives Over recent decades there has also been a move. especially once the dogs were located and confined.theaustralian.au/national-affairs/quarantine-law-more-like-guidelines-for-johnnydepp/story-fn59niix-1227355670180). animal stories like this are rather trivial (http://www. to treat our relations with animals as worthy of sustained attention.change. Of course.there is an emerging ethic that treats our relations with animals with more seriousness.au/news/article/2015/05/16/five-things-more-outrageous-what-might-havehappened-johnny-depps-dogs). albeit an often resisted move. For many in the media. Yet few people seriously believed. the media take seriously the fact that our country has strict quarantine policies (http://www. We can see evidence of this on both the “science” side and the “humanities” side of academia and in certain professions. thousands had signed the change. notwithstanding Joyce’s bluster.com. John Oliver was among many in the media who lampooned the story of Johnny Depp’s dogs. the agriculture minister threatened to have Depp’s dogs killed – unless they were removed from the country within days.Rejecting suggestions that the dogs be quarantined.com. . Although many people still regard animal stories as trivial – and certainly the media often renders them trivial .

Many people regard them as family members and actually feel closer to them than to some of their human relatives. However.com/national/health-science/the-death-of-pet-can-hurt-asmuch-as-the-loss-of-a-relative/2012/02/21/gIQALXTXcS_story. For example.au/news/2015-05-01/lawyer-steve-wise-pushes-forchimps-to-be-granted-personhood/6435984) being used for biomedical experimentation in New York.washingtonpost.psychologytoday.com/blog/canine-corner/201105/journal-animal-ethics-banningcommon-words-describe-pets-and-other-animals).com. that this research is inconclusive.html). According to the Australian Veterinary Association (http://www.au/policy/61-benefits-pets-and-human%E2%80%93animal-bond).com/(http://www. scientists are now effectively treating our close. Even more radically. we have referred to animal “owners”. One effect of the way we now take humananimal relations more seriously is that this kind of language is being questioned (https://www.net. who has written influentially on liberalism and multiculturalism. Our relations with animals are being re-imagined in various humanities disciplines. Language and law mark shift in relations Traditionally. The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention names lowered blood pressure and reduction in loneliness (http://www. health and social improvements and assistance for people with special needs”.cdc. some lawyers are pushing to re-define animals from property to legal persons. The most recent case involves two chimpanzees (https://theconversation.abc. It is true. but as an important part of our lives. the media have reported on studies into the way that people grieve for their animal companions (http://www.amazon.gov/healthypets/health-benefits/) as just two possible benefits.com/why-science-cant-really-tell-uswhether-pets-are-good-for-health-9043). A dramatic example comes from Canadian political philosopher Will Kymlicka.com/Zoopolis-Political-Theory-Animal-Rights/dp/0199599661). In the book Zoopolis: A Political Theory of Animal Rights (http://www. the benefits of this bond include “companionship. the veterinary profession has come to regard as highly important research into what has been called the “human-animal bond”. Kymlicka (with writer Sue Donaldson) argues that the time has come for recognising certain animals as genuine .For example. as some have claimed (http://theconversation. Some have argued that we should speak of animal “guardianship” rather than “ownership”.ava. emotional relationships with animals not as aberrant or foolishly sentimental behaviour.

com/johnny-deppsdogs-show-evolving-ideas-of-animal-citizenship-41968). They would possess these rights insofar as they can respond with appropriate co-operation. Nevertheless. Citizenship in the “Zoopolis” would certainly mean that politicians do not threaten dogs. But it does mean that certain animals should be granted some of the rights that go with citizenship. say. even visiting dogs who are citizens of other countries. sociable. For example. it is a product and a dimension of our changing ethic towards human-animal relations. complex relationships – namely. Of course.in. This article was originally published on The Conversation (https://theconversation. This does not mean that they should be granted the rights to vote or run for parliament. we may have strong obligations to teach our dogs to be sociable and well-adjusted. (mailto:? Subject=Johnny%20Depp's%20dogs%20show%20evolving%20ideas%20of%20animal%20'citizenship'&to=lett . and to allow them more access to parks and other life-enriching community amenities. We welcome your comments at letters@scroll. with being killed just because it suits their political purposes. to wild animals – should be recognised as fellow citizens. which is why he attracted the opprobrium of many people in Australia and around the world. the domesticated animals as opposed.members of society. He argues that animals with whom we can live in co-operative. Barnaby Joyce failed spectacularly to understand the modern change in human-animal relations. the “Zoopolis” is an idea that is presently far ahead of community opinion. any more than young children should have those rights.

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