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Where Did Indians Come From, Part 3: What Is Caste?
January 14, 2019

Where Did Indians Come From, Part 3: What Is Caste?

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
The caste-system is extremely complex and functions differently throughout India.

How the British Ascended in India 200 Years Ago
December 08, 2018

How the British Ascended in India 200 Years Ago

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
The British didn't come to South Asia and immediately become the predominant power.
The British Raj’s Social and Institutional Impact on Indian Society
August 17, 2017

The British Raj’s Social and Institutional Impact on Indian Society

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
The legacy of empire was born of profit-seeking.

No, India’s Army Did Not Play a ‘Significant Role’ at Dunkirk
August 08, 2017

No, India’s Army Did Not Play a ‘Significant Role’ at Dunkirk

By Franz-Stefan Gady
When discussing India’s role in World War II, let’s stick to the historical facts.

This Is How Europe Conquered Asia
August 03, 2017

This Is How Europe Conquered Asia

By Franz-Stefan Gady
It was not just superior technology that enabled European states to establish colonies in Asia.

Will India Become the Pivot of Asian Security?
October 05, 2016

Will India Become the Pivot of Asian Security?

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
India for the most part has shed its aversion to power politics.

Making Modern South Asia: India's Role in World War II
September 18, 2016

Making Modern South Asia: India's Role in World War II

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Franz-Stefan Gady speaks with the author of India's War: World War II and the Making of Modern South Asia.
Diamonds Are Forever: India and the UK Revisit the Koh-i-Noor Diamond
April 22, 2016

Diamonds Are Forever: India and the UK Revisit the Koh-i-Noor Diamond

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
India has acknowledged that there may not be a good legal case for the return of the diamond.

Here's the Real Reason Why India's Economy Is Smaller Than China's
September 11, 2015

Here's the Real Reason Why India's Economy Is Smaller Than China's

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Why did India's economy falter?

Should India Thank British Rule For a Free Press?
July 29, 2015

Should India Thank British Rule For a Free Press?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The British were instrumental in creating the one institution that, like nothing else, helped bring down their rule in India.

Sorry, the United Kingdom Does Not Owe India Reparations
July 24, 2015

Sorry, the United Kingdom Does Not Owe India Reparations

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
There are good reasons why Britain doesn't owe India reparations.
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