The chance survival of a ‘postbag’ of letters reveals a lost world of merchants, pilgrims, bankers and scholars.
The foundations of modern India were laid by the British governor-general, Warren Hastings. But he paid a heavy personal price.
Laws against religious offence in India have altered the writing and understanding of the nation’s past.
Another history of the Raj invites comparison with its two most distinguished predecessors, Penderel Moon’s The British Conquest &...
In 1700, India, then ruled by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, an autocratic religious zealot, boasted 24.4 per cent of global GDP: a share almost...
Attempts to control the spread of bank note forgery in India have proven ineffective and dangerous.
Long before the recent rise in Islamophobia, distrust of Hinduism was rife among Britain’s ruling class.
Genius generally manifests without ancestral antecedents, as with Leonardo da Vinci, Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein. Occasionally, though, it...
In the 18th century, the Muslim warlord Tipu Sultan terrorised Hindu southern India and clashed repeatedly with the British. Today, his legacy is contested, but he was far from the nationalist that some have claimed, writes Zareer Masani.