When most people think of India, it’s usually wide-eyed visions of the Taj Mahal, or the organised chaos of Delhi. And when most people think of the Indian people, the words clever, hard-working, charming and welcoming spring to mind. The word warrior does not bubble to the top. But, if you have an interest in India or have done even the most meager attempt at research about these remarkable people, you’ll know that they can be as fierce and effective as any warriors on the planet. The Indian people have a rich and diverse history when it comes to warfare and martial traditions. Throughout the centuries, India has witnessed the rise and fall of numerous empires, kingdoms, and regional powers, leading to the development of various warrior cultures across the subcontinent, and it has taken its toll as every war does. But, this aspect of India is always somewhere in the back, the shy topic, as it were. And, often, there is very little to remind us of this side of the Indian people.
Even more interesting is that, throughout time, water and war were part of the Indian story. Evidence of this is sometimes hard to find, but it is there. One breathtaking example is the Murud-Janjira fort. Watch the video below, courtesy of BBC.com. And visit the fort.
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