From liberal laws to educational institutions to infrastructure, the British Raj contributed a lot to India.
In Attendant Lords, T.C.A. Raghavan chronicles the life of Abdur Rahim and Bairam Khan – two noblemen during a turbulent period in the Mughal history.
Are the hauntings at Mussoorie and Landour just practical fictions amidst the solitude of the hills?
In Goras and Desis, economist Omkar Goswami shows how from even as far back as the 18th century, Indians collaborated with the British, creating enterprises for fruitful mercantile activity.
After the trauma of 1857, literature on the Mughal court acquired an unreal quality and was projected as an idealistic world to denounce the British Raj.
How Narendra Modi has brought back dark memories of colonial India.
About 250 years ago, Bengal suffered a debilitating famine under colonial rule, partially brought on by changes in the colonial currency system.
This week’s column deals with food – is it a matter of national pride or the best example of globalisation?
Kapoor who is from an Anglo-Indian family, took two series of photographs in the 1980s and 1990s, documenting the lives of Anglo-Indians and Goan Catholics.
A conversation with Kate Brittlebank, whose Tiger: The Life of Tipu Sultan looks at the life and times of the dynamic, near-mythical historical character
What the combination of Samuel Bourne, Charles Shepherd and William Howard achieved was establishing a canon that lives on in the unknowingly, yet faithfully replicated frames in photographs taken by professionals and amateurs of classic Bourne images.
An excerpt from Office Chai, Planter’s Brew by S. Muthiah and Ranjitha Ashok
Gokhale being too rational and far-sighted did not arouse those deep, compelling, and divisive passions essential to mobilise people and to keep narrow versions of nationalism alive.
The Tate’s latest exhibition, Artist and Empire, is long overdue.