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History

American Pirates: The Lafitte Legacy

July 22, 2022

Jean and Pierre Lafitte left behind them a legacy of stories of buried treasures. In popular culture, they are depicted as charming and witty and not as the piratical enslavers that they were in reality. […]

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Kanhoji Angre: Master of the Arabian Sea

July 21, 2022

Kanhoji Angre was an extremely able naval tactician, having served as an admiral under the Marathas. It was the combination of forts and well-armed ships which assured his dominance. […]

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King John Plantain and the Pirate Angria

July 21, 2022

King Plantain tried to expand his territory in Madagascar. But, realizing that he will never accumulate as many luxuries as Pirate Angria had, he pledged himself to him. […]

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Thorolf Lame-Leg: A Zombie in Norse Myths

July 19, 2022

Belief in again-walkers was common in medieval and even early modern Europe. Thorolf Lame-Leg from ‘The Saga of the Swamp Dweller’ is one example of these creatures appearing in Norse mythology. […]

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Volund’s Poem: The Story of an Elf

July 19, 2022

Elves are quite like dwarves, sharing the same craftsmanship characteristics. Although the term “elf” is too vague, it can’t be a direct synonym for “dwarf”. […]

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Norse Mythology: The Stories of Dwarves

July 19, 2022

Norse mythology is not limited to stories of gods and anti-gods, as other creatures are also mentioned in Norse myths. One of them are dwarves who are said to be capable of making great tools for the gods. […]

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Gandhi’s Revolution and the Birth of Two Sovereign Nations

July 18, 2022

Gandhi realized that non-violent protest put its practitioners in a morally superior position vis-à-vis the targets of their protest. The British colonial power was now on the defensive. Therein lay the revolutionary potential of nonviolent resistance. […]

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Gandhi’s ‘Swaraj’ and Indian Nationalism

July 18, 2022

Gandhi did not want Indians to be divided on the basis of caste, ethnicity or class. Indian nationalism must unite all. He also intentionally used the word ‘swadesh’ to underline the need to embrace and value their own Indianness. […]

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