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POLITICS

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British Raj, British India, Shimla, Independence day 2019

Shimla,the Raj & Bharat: Raising the Indian tricolour at the Viceregal Lodge made me realise the true meaning of Bharat Parv

After centuries of slavery, our freedom does not merely confer on us a cluster of rights, but a huge constellation of responsibilities.

POLITICS

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Mamata banerjee dharna, Bengal, British Raj, Mamata Banerjee

PoliticO: Kolkata vs Delhi has a long Bengali history

Mamata Banerjee is now tapping into Bengal's political tradition of telling Delhi's powers where to get off.

POLITICS

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World war 1, East India Company, Mughals, British Raj

The great theft of India by imperial Britain – Part 2

Here’s why compensation is so important 71 years after the end of British colonial rule in India.

POLITICS

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East India Company, India, Mughals, British Raj

The great theft of India by imperial Britain — Part 1

Why then is there such little anger against the British while the Muslim rule is (rightly) reviled?

ART & CULTURE

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Occult, British Raj, Magic, PC Sorcar

How my father, PC Sorcar, became India's greatest magician

[Book extract] He cleansed and modernised Indian magic and provided a solid scientific foundation for it.

ART & CULTURE

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British Raj, East India Company

How British artists painted India in the golden days of East India Company

[Book excerpt] Any examination of Britain’s relationship with India must take account of this extraordinary organisation.

VARIETY

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Ottoman empire, Indian Army, British Raj, Battle of Haifa

It's sad that Battle of Haifa's significance has been almost forgotten by history

The battle also paved the way in moulding the present-day Indian Army.

ART & CULTURE

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Subhas Chandra Bose, British Raj, INA

How the British Raj ultimately fell to INA trials

[Book excerpt] Gandhi’s slogan of 'do or die' after Quit India was far more compatible with Subhas Chandra Bose’s views than anyone else's.

POLITICS

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British Raj, India-Pakistan, Partition

Why must our textbooks hide away memories of Partition?

As William Faulkner would say, 'The past is never dead. It's not even past.'

VOICES

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British Raj, Partition, India-Pakistan, Independence Day

How the British view India-Pakistan Partition

I'd like to wish the people of India a Happy Partition Day.