Bardoli Satyagraha, 1928

Bardoli Satyagraha was fought by the farmers and villagers of Bardoli, to oppose the tax imposed on them even after severe floods and famine in earlier years, under the leadership of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

British first come to Surat in India

Vasco da Gama came to India from Portugal in 1498. His fleet landed in Calicut (present day Kozhikode) in North Kerala. Portuguese then went to set up there trade centre in India to carry out import-export of goods like spices, cotton, silk and other valuables to Europe. Portuguese expand there reach on the west coastContinue reading “British first come to Surat in India”

Birthplace of Indian Navy – Suvali, Surat

Suvali, also known as Swally located near Surat, is considered to be the birthplace of Indian Navy. The naval Battle of Swally, also known as Battle of Suvali, took place on 29–30 November 1612 off the coast of Suvali (anglicised to Swally) a village near the Surat city and was a victory for four EnglishContinue reading “Birthplace of Indian Navy – Suvali, Surat”