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ART & CULTURE

 |  8-minute read
East India Company, British India, Colonialism, Postcards

India: The picturesque and the colonial

During the 18th and 19th centuries, many British landscape artists sketched and painted India. These picture postcards are an important reminder of India’s past, and not mere nostalgia of a time gone by.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Nehru, Colonialism, Modi, Subhash Chandra Bose

Why India hasn't yet honoured its troops who died fighting in WWI

The reasons include Gandhi's ambivalence, Nehru's antipathy and bitter colonialism. It's time we got over these

VOICES

 |  5-minute read
Japan, Colonialism, Asia Reborn, Act East

How Asia rose from the devastation and debris of colonialism

Prasenjit K Basu has delivered a really important tome that attempts the very difficult if not impossible task.

VARIETY

 |  6-minute read
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

 |  5-minute read
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

 |  6-minute read
Islam, Hinduism, Partition, Colonialism

What does being a Hindu mean today?

Today, it means not being Muslim.

POLITICS

 |  22-minute read
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.