badass-bharat-deafmuslim-artista:

Look here how most of the Indian subcontinent— including modern-day Pakistan, part of modern-day Afghanistan, modern-day Bangladesh, and most of India, were unified together under the Maurya empire, an ancient kingdom, that started in 250 BC (after the overthrow of the Magadha empire).
I wanted to post this because I’m tired of white people justifying British colonialism in India. They often claimed that the British Empire unitied India as a whole country and improved Indian society by building railroads, building college institutions / improving education, and bringing different ethnic / linguistic groups together. FALSE!
Read the except below (taken from Wikipedia):

The Maurya Empire was one of the world’s largest empires in its time, and the largest ever in the Indian subcontinent. At its greatest extent, the empire stretched to the north along the natural boundaries of the Himalayas, to the east into Assam, to the west into Balochistan (south west Pakistan and south east Iran) and the Hindu Kush mountains of what is now Afghanistan.[5]The Empire was expanded into India’s central and southern regions[6][7] by the emperors Chandragupta and Bindusara, but it excluded a small portion of unexplored tribal and forested regions near Kalinga (modern Odisha), until it was conquered by Ashoka.
Under Chandragupta and his successors, internal and external trade, agriculture and economic activities, all thrived and expanded across India thanks to the creation of a single and efficient system of finance, administration, and security.After the Kalinga War, the Empire experienced nearly half a century of peace and security under Ashoka. Mauryan India also enjoyed an era of social harmony, religious transformation, and expansion of the sciences and of knowledge. Chandragupta Maurya’s embrace of Jainism increased social and religious renewal and reform across his society, while Ashoka’s embrace of Buddhism has been said to have been the foundation of the reign of social and political peace and non-violence across all of India. Ashoka sponsored the spreading of Buddhist ideals into Sri Lanka, Southeast Asia, West Asia[9] and Mediterranean Europe.[3]
The population of the empire has been estimated to be about 50 – 60 million making the Mauryan Empire one of the most populous empires of Antiquity.

I also want to mention that in modern-day Indian state of Bihar (where the Maurya empire’s capital used to be), there was one of the world’s most famous, respected universities located there, called Nalanda University. It has been said that Buddha visited the university and gave lectures there. Many students from all over Asia, including China, travelled to Bihar and studied at Nalanda.
I recommend reading more about the Maurya empire and one of India’s greatest emperors, Ashoka the Great.
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goodvibejesus:

your naked body is a beautiful beautiful thing. be proud of it. you are the only person in the world who owns one exactly like it.

“Malditas ganas de verte, quítamelas.”
“If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.”
Thich Nhat Hanh (via thecalminside)

Lemme fuck you up with some knowledge right quick

vergible-woods:

coochietickler:

The ONLY reason white people really believe black pride is white hate, is simply because white pride IS MOST DEFINITELY black hate (along with all the other colors)

fffactx

fieryfruit:

fieryfruit:

you’ve really gotta hand it to short people

because we usually can’t reach it anyways

exactable:

JUST BECAUSE I INSULT MYSELF DOESN’T MEAN ITS OKAY FOR YOU TO 

sorayachemaly:

This should be posted in school hallways.
“Eat better. Run more. Squat more. Sleep earlier. Wake up earlier. Make a good breakfast. Drink water. Eat fruits. Read books. Adventure. Talk less. Listen more. Feel deeper. Love better. Open your eyes. Experience life. Be happy.”
my motivation to be happy. (via insignificantttt)
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