Here are the biographies of some of India's great characters, historical biographies as they go back in time.
As a grandson of Chandragupta and son of Bindusara of the Maurya dynasty, Ashoka was born in 273 (?) BC When his father died, and after the mysterious deaths of his brothers, Ashoka was appointed in 268 To ascend the throne of what is then the most important empire of India. The capital is ... (Read more)
Zadir-ud-din Muhammad Babur was born on February 14, 1483. In 1494 he succeeded his father at the head of the small kingdom of Farghana in Turkestan. He quickly decided to extend his territories towards the east. In 1504 he attacked Afghanistan and captured Kabul. Babur realized the potential of nearby India ... (Read more)
It was in Pakistan during the exile of his father Mughal emperor Humayun that Akbar was born on October 15, 1542. He is still a child when Humayun restores Mughal power to Delhi and only 13 years when his father dies February 11, 1556. Bairam Khan, his tutor, crowned him three days later and became regent of the kingdom ... (Read more)
Born in 1592, Prince Khurram, Jehangir's second son, ascends the throne of the Mughal empire on 24 January 1628 and takes the name of Shah Jahan. He inherits what is then the largest and richest empire in the world. Decided to continue the work of his predecessors, Shah Jahan conducts several military campaigns to ... (Read more)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on 2 October 1869 in Porbandar in the state of Gujarat. He comes from the caste of Vayshia and his family is relatively wealthy. As a child, his mother inculcates Hindu values, but he also learns about other religions and tolerates them. It is probably during this period that ... (Read more)
Indira Priyadashini Gandhi was born on 19 November 1917 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. She is the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru. When she was 2 years old, her father became involved in the struggle for India's independence alongside Gandhi. His parents are imprisoned several times by the British and these events will have a considerable influence... (Read more)