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POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
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

 |  5-minute read
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

 |  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.

ART & CULTURE

 |  13-minute read
East India Company, British empire, Surat, Meer Jafar Ali Khan

How Meer Jafar Ali Khan, the prince of Surat, did not bend to the will of British East India Company

[Book Extract] For years the Company had hounded him in Hindustan. For years they had blocked every road to justice for him.

ART & CULTURE

 |  8-minute read
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.

LIFE

 |  9-minute read
Charchari, East India Company, Bengal Famine, Bengali Cuisine

Behind the Bengali dish charchari lies a fraught history

Food potpourri came to the rescue in taxing times under the British.

HUMOUR

 |  3-minute read
Supreme Court, East India Company, British India, Koh-i-Noor

Modi sarkar says Koh-i-Noor was a gift to England, are Lalit Modi, Mallya too?

Much like the famed jewel, the liquor baron and the former IPL boss have found a haven in the UK.

VARIETY

 |  1-minute read
East India Company, British India, Koh-i-Noor

Koh-i-noor was gifted to British, not forcibly taken. Time to give up?

Modi government told SC it was given as a 'present by Sikh monarch Maharaja Ranjit Singh to East India Company'.

POLITICS

 |  18-minute read
Religious Conversion, East India Company, Aurangzeb, Karnataka

Tipu Sultan was a false hero

To claim that he fought against the British for India’s freedom ignores historical truths and defies logic.