Colonialism

OPEN TO OPINION

VARIETY

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Imperialism, Colonialism in India, Bengal Famine, Colonialism

Colonialism was a disaster and the facts prove it

This article was written by Joseph McQuade, SSHRC postdoctoral fellow, Centre for South Asian Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto.

VOICES

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Colonialism, Indian Accent, English

Oh my desi! Why can't you live with my Indian accent?

It doesn't matter whether we speak inglis in Bihari or angreji in Punjabi.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Hindutva, Colonialism, Yogi Adityanath

Why are some people opposing a yogi as a CM?

The Adityanath phenomenon has once again exposed the fault-lines of a confused Hindi heartland.

ART & CULTURE

 |  3-minute read
Mughals, Europeans, Colonialism, Indian History

Why Roy Moxham's new book, The Theft of India, leaves you disappointed

[Book review] And this despite the fact that the book paints an 'unflattering picture of the civilised West as it stripped India of its riches'.

POLITICS

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POLITICS

 |   Long-form
Colonialism, Indian History, Goa

How the Portuguese used Hindu-Muslim wars - and Christianity - for the bloody conquest of Goa

[Book extract] Yet, many of the foreigners did not even survive the journey to the coast.

MONEY

 |  4-minute read
Colonialism, Taxes, Indian Stamp Act

Another British legacy: Indian Stamp Act still oppressing us

The tragedy is that brown sahibs that took over from Brits accepted not just their laws and systems but also their motives and attitudes.

POLITICS

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Akbar Road, Colonialism, History

What India can learn from Portugal about embracing its history

In the land of Vasco da Gama old names remain; old heroes are honoured.

LIFE

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Book Extract, Coffee, Colonialism

How India discovered coffee

[Book extract] Baba Budan wrapped seven beans around his belly and got them out of Arabia.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Marc Andreessen, Facebook, Free Basics, Colonialism

Free Basics, rude manners: Andreessen's tweet made my blood boil

More than being factually incorrect, it’s the attitude that offended.