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Abbasids

Previous (Abba Eban) Next (Abbeville, South Carolina) Abbasid (Arabic: العبّاسدين al-ʿAbbāsidīn) was the dynastic name generally given to the caliphs of Baghdad, the second of the two great Sunni dynasties of the Muslim empire, that overthrew the Umayyad caliphs. It seized power in 750, when it finally defeated the Umayyads in battle, and flourished for two centuries, but slowly went into decline with the rise to power of the Turkish army they had created, the Mamluks.
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Satyajit Ray

Works of Satyajit Ray Cinema: Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road) (1955) • Aparajito (The Unvanquished) (1957) • Parash Pathar (The Philosopher's Stone) (1958) • Jalsaghar (The Music Room) (1958) • Apur Sansar (The World of Apu) (1959) • Devi (The Goddess) (1960) • Teen Kanya (Two Daugters/Three Daughters) (1961) • Rabindranath Tagore (1961) • Kanchenjungha (1962) • Abhijan (The Expedition) (1962) • Mahanagar (The Big City) (1963) • Charulata (The Lonely Wife) (1964) • Two (1965) • Kapurush (The Coward) (1965) • Mahapurush (The Holy Man) (1966) • Nayak (The Hero) (1966) • Chiriyakhana (The Zoo) (1967) • Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne (The Adventures of Goopy and Bagha) (1969) • Aranyer Din Ratri (Days and Nights in the Forest) (1970) • Pratidwandi (The Adversary) (1971) • Seemabaddha (Company Limited) (1971) • Sikkim (1971) • The Inner Eye (1972) • Ashani Sanket (Distant Thunder) (1973) • Sonar Kella (The Golden Fortress) (1974) • Jana Aranya (The Middleman) (1976) • Bala (1976) • Shatranj Ke Khiladi (The Chess Players) (1977) • Joi Baba Felunath (The Elephant God) (1978) • Hirak Rajar Deshe (Kingdom of Diamonds) (1980) • Pikoor Diary (Pikoo's Day) (1981) • Sadgati (The Deliverance) (1981) • Ghare Baire (Home and the World) (1984) • Sukumar Ray (1987) • Ganashatru (An Enemy of the People) (1989) • Shakha Proshakha (Branches of the Tree) (1990) • Agantuk (The Stranger) (1991) Literature on Cinema: Our Films, Their Films - Bishoy Chalachchitra - Ekei Bole Shooting Literary creations: Feluda - Professor Shanku - Tarini khuro - more…See also: Awards conferred on Satyajit Ray - Filmography of Satyajit Ray - Apu trilogy - Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute Bengali cinema Notable directors: Buddhadev Dasgupta · Ritwik Ghatak · Gautam Ghose · Rituparno Ghosh · Tarun Majumdar · Hrishikesh Mukherjee · Satyajit Ray · Bimal Roy · Aparna Sen · Hiralal Sen · Mrinal Sen · Tapan Sinha · More…Actors: Pramathesh Barua · Chhabi Biswas · Victor Bannerjee · Jaya Bhaduri · Sabitri Chatterjee · Soumitra Chatterjee · Rabi Ghosh · Uttam Kumar · Kajol · Madhabi Mukherjee · Konkona Sen Sharma · Suchitra Sen · Sharmila Tagore · More…History: Billwamangal · Dena Paona · Dhirendra Nath Ganguly · Hiralal Sen · Indo British Film Co · Kanon Bala · Madan Theatres · Minerva Theatres · New Theatres · Pramathesh Barua · Royal Bioscope · Star Theatres · More…Notable films: 36 Chowringhee Lane · Aparajito · Apur Sansar · Billwamangal · Charulata · Chokher Bali · Dena Paona · Deep Jwélé Jaai · Ghare Baire · Hansuli Banker Upokotha · Harano Sur · Jibon Theke Neya · Matir Moyna · Meghe Dhaka Tara · Neel Akasher Neechey · Pather Panchali · Saptapadi · Tahader Katha · Titli · Unishe April · More…Awards Preceded by: Sophia Loren, Myrna Loy Academy Honorary Award 1992 Succeeded by: Federico Fellini Notes ↑ Seton 1971, p.
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Cusco

Cusco (also spelled Cuzco, and in the Quechua language as Qusqu IPA: ['qos.qo]) is a city in southeastern Peru near the Sacred Valley in the Andes mountain range, southeast of the Incan city of Machu Picchu. Cusco was the capital of the extensive Inca Empire, and continues as a favorite destination for tourists seeking to explore Inca relics.
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Qianlong Emperor

Emperor Qian Long's Letter to George III, 1793 You, O King, live beyond the confines of many seas, nevertheless, impelled by your humble desire to partake of the benefits of our civilization, you have dispatched a mission respectfully bearing your memorial. Your Envoy has crossed the seas and paid his respects at my Court on the anniversary of my birthday.
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Great Leap Forward

The Great Leap Forward (Simplified Chinese: 大跃进; Traditional Chinese: 大躍進; pinyin: Dàyuèjìn) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) was an economic and social plan used from 1958 to 1960 which aimed to use China's vast population to rapidly transform mainland China from a primarily agrarian economy dominated by peasant farmers into a modern, industrialized communist society.
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Piracy

Piracy is a robbery committed at sea, or outside the normal jurisdiction of any state, by an agent without a commission from a sovereign nation. There have existed, throughout history, many famous and terrorizing pirates who, in the popular modern imagination, operated outside the restricting bureaucracy of modern life.
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