exposition of the economic exploitation of India under British rule.
Dyer, General The military general who was responsible for the
Jallianwala Bagh massacre (379 deaths and 1208 wounded) on 13th April,
1919, and the subsequent imposition of martial law and bumiliation of the
Punjabis, he was ultimately censured and removed from service by the
government on the basis of the report of an enquiry committee under the
chairmanship of Lord Hunter.
Faizi Son of Shaikh Mubarak and elder brother of Abul Fazi, he was a
prominent poet in Akbar’s court.
Fakhr-ud-din The kotwal of Delhi and a close friend of Balban, he was
responsible for persuading the Sultan to rescind the orders for the resumption
of land grants of about 2000 shamsi horsemen who had become old and
ceased to perform the military duty.
Ferishta, Muhammad Kasim A famous historian of Bijapur (late 16th and
early 17th centuries), he lived at the court of Ibrahim Adil Shah II and wrote
Tarikh-i-Ferishta, an authoritative account of the Muslim rule in India.
Forde, Colonel A talented English military officer, he defeated the French
in the battle of Chandurthi (1759) and captured Masulipatnam, thus ending
the French control over the Northern Circars. Later in the same year he
defeated the Dutch in the battle of Bedera which ended Dutch pretensions in
Francis, Sir Philip Named by the Regulating Act as one of the four
members of the Governor General’s Council, he ganged up with Monson and
Clavering in opposing Warren Hastings in his whole policy and method of
government. Ultimately he fought a gun battle with Hastings (1780), was
disabled and went back to England where he took a prominent part in
organising and conducting the impeachment of Hastings.
Gangu A Brahmin astrologer, he was (according to Ferishta) the master of
Hasan and foretold the future greatness of the founder of the Bahmani
Ghosh, Rashbehari A leading lawyer of Calcutta, he was elected president
of the Surat Session of the INC (1907) which ended with the split of the
Congress. Next year (1908) he presided over the Madras Session of the