Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Sher Shah's guns among 23 pieces of Indian history go missing!


A total of 24 centrally-protected monuments and artefacts including rock inscriptions of Satna in Madhya Pradesh are untraceable.
The list includes monument such as guns of Emperor Sher Shah at Sadia in Tisukia in Guwahati Circle and states in which the monuments were missing are Arunachal Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
Replying to a question, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Tourism and Culture, Mahesh Sharma, said Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has made efforts to locate the untraceable monuments through field offices based on old records, revenue maps and published reports.
The minister also said that the National Monuments Authority has not submitted any specific report to the government on disappeared or untraceable historical monuments under ASI.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Some of the best Canon Museums



Largest and oldest Military Museum : Austria, Vienna
http://www.hgm.at/en.html

General George Patton Museum and Center of Leadership, Washington
http://www.generalpatton.org/

Imperial War Museum, London
http://www.iwm.org.uk/

les invalides army museum paris
http://www.musee-armee.fr/en/english-version.html

National Museum of the USAF, Ohio
http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/


THE ARMY HERITAGE MUSEUM: Shimla, India







1. The Indian Army soldiers have proudly gone into battle in every part of the world & left their names etched in blood sweat. The spirit of the Indian soldier cuts across barriers of caste, creed, religion & emanates from ancient traditions/ heritage of our country.

2. The Indian Army's rich tradition is more than 5,000 years old. A glimpse of this can be best seen at the Army Heritage Museum at Annandale, Shimla. Set in glen, amidst towering deodar trees, the museum is a repository of the Army's Heritage & traditions & a source of inspiration for future generations.

3. The Army Heritage Museum was established by the Army Training Command in May 2006 at Annandale, Shimla to commemorate Himachal's long lasting association with the Army.

4. What to Look For.
(a) Army & the Nation                   (h) UN Peace Keeping
(b) The Indian Army Ethos                    (j) Arms & Armour
(c) Ancient Military Thinking               (k) Contribution to Games/ Sports
(d) Inspirational Military Leaders           (l) Honours & Awards
(e) Uniforms                                           (m) Philately
(f) Flags, Military Music & Bands (n) Past Glimpses of Shimla.
(g) Conserving Flora & Fauna

5. Timings.

Summers(Apr to Oct)
Winters Nov to Mar)
(a)
10:00am to 02:00pm
10:00am to 02:00pm
(b)
03:00pm to 05:00pm
03:00pm to 04:00pm
(c)
The museum is closed on Mondays & Gazetted Holidays.

6. Entry. Free.

7. How to Reach. The museum is located at Annandale, Shimla which is approximately 4.5 km from Vidhan Sabha.
- See more at: http://www.incredibleindia.org/en/the-army-heritage-museum#sthash.W16SkXOq.dpuf

Books

The Evolution of the Artillery in India: From the Battle of Plassey (1757) to the Revolt of 1857
By R. C. Butalia
Published by Allied Publishers, 1998
ISBN 8170238722, 9788170238720