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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.

A Semantic Masala: Oxford English Dictionary Fills up With Indian Words
November 02, 2017

A Semantic Masala: Oxford English Dictionary Fills up With Indian Words

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Dozens of new English-Indian terms reveal a lot about the dialogue of cultures.
India: The Dying Home of Hume
October 07, 2016

India: The Dying Home of Hume

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The house of the founder of the oldest party in India is slowly turning into ruins.

Illuminating Old City Dhaka
October 16, 2015

Illuminating Old City Dhaka

By Poppy McPherson
Festival organizers hope to put a spotlight on the old city’s beautiful bones.

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.

Was Double Government in Afghanistan a Folly?
June 18, 2015

Was Double Government in Afghanistan a Folly?

By Catherine Putz
During and after the First Anglo-Afghan War, the British embarked on a hybrid form of colonialism, it didn't work.
Review: The Tears of the Rajas: Mutiny, Money and Marriage in India 1805-1905
May 23, 2015

Review: The Tears of the Rajas: Mutiny, Money and Marriage in India 1805-1905

By Nigel Collett
An excellent new book considers some of the less salutary aspects of Britain's history in India.

Wellington in India: A Great Commander in Embryo
May 11, 2015

Wellington in India: A Great Commander in Embryo

By Francis P. Sempa
One of the greatest Britons had his formative experience in India.

Winston Churchill in India
March 29, 2015

Winston Churchill in India

By Francis P. Sempa
The great statesman’s literary career was shaped by fighting in some familiar territory.

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