India

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.

At a discouraging time during the Second World War, writes Geoffrey Evans, British and Indian troops gained a spectacular victory over the Italian forces in East Africa.

Thousands were killed in December 1984 following a chemical reaction at a pesticide factory in India.

Asok Kumar Das describes how Mughal miniatures illuminate the flightless bird from the Indian Ocean, extinct since 1681.

Tata is one of the world’s wealthiest conglomerates, with an especially strong presence in Britain. Zareer Masani traces its origins among the Parsis of Bombay and charts its fortunes in an independent India.