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CONFESSION: I took a history midterm that asked about India’s caste system. I could not remember it. So I wrote about the Dwarven caste system instead but (of course) tweaked the wording. I got an 87% on it. I can’t stop laughing.

n 1902 Lord Curzon organized the Delhi Durbar to celebrate the coronation of King Edward VII, “the grandest pageant in history”, which created a tremendous sensation. At the state ball Mary wore an extravagant coronation gown, by the House of Worth of Paris, known as the peacock dress, stitched of gold cloth, embroidered with peacock feathers with a blue/green beetle wing in each eye

"Lord Ganesh Dancing on his Vehicle, the Mouse." Halebidu Temple. Hoysala Dynasty. 13th Century CE. Karnataka, India.

60 years of independence in India

1947: Lord Mountbatten, the last viceroy of India, and Gandhi discuss the transfer from British to Indian rule Corbis