Tagcolonial history

Renaming Shimla mocking history

Neither tradition, nor any documentation links Shimla with any deity. The imagined association is a back-formation and a mindless exercise in Sanskritisation. https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/weekly-pullouts/himachal-tribune/renaming-shimla-mocking-history/674135.html  

The making of colonial Simla, 1815-1830: A Re-look

Simla finds first mention in passing in colonial records in 1816. At the time the  area conjointly belonged to two princely states. The first permanent European structure, a residential building, was constructed in 1822. Simla was taken over by the British in 1830 and made the summer capital in 1864. http://epaper.divyahimachal.com/998550/HimachalThisWeelk/HimachalThisWeek#page/5/1 ( continue reading… )