India

The contribution of Indian troops to one of the first major battles on the Western Front has been all but forgotten by historians. Andrew Sharpe makes amends. 

The people of Brighton offered a warm welcome to the Indian soldiers sent to convalesce at the Sussex resort in the First World War. But the military authorities found much to be nervous about.

Ironically, writes Michael Edwards, from his lofty, paternal point of view, Curzon became one of the prime architects of Indian independence.

From the fifteenth century until the present day, under both British and Indian rulers, write George Woodcock, the Sikhs of the Punjab have made their distinctive contribution to Hindu civilization.

C.R. Boxer describes how the cultivated Viceroy of Portuguese India, on his way home from Goa, had a costly misadventure in the Indian Ocean.

India presents its historian with unique challenges. It is a land of great disparity in economic conditions. It is composed of many linguistic...

Rosamond Harcourt-Smith follows an eastern route to India during the early years of viceregal rule.

The Indian army that arrived in Marseilles six weeks after the start of the war was probably the most curious of the First World War. In a battle...

From the 1830s until the end of British rule, writes James Lunt, Simla was the summer capital of successive Governors-General and Viceroys.

William Seymour describes how independence for India in 1947 put an end to the long and close association of the Indian princes with British power.

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