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British academic interest in post-colonial South Asia has long lacked the rigour found in works dedicated to the region and its people prior to...

In 1987 Pakistan was widely regarded as being economically ahead of its much larger neighbour, India. Pakistan’s GDP was $390 per head compared...

Edna Fernandes visits a madrassa in northern India founded in the wake of the Indian Mutiny. One of the first Islamic fundamentalist schools, its influence has spread into Pakistan and Afghanistan, among the Taliban and followers of Osama bin Laden.

Charlotte Crow describes how a recent visit to India on the 150th anniversary of the Indian Mutiny became a flashpoint for Indians and Britons over the commemoration by the two nations.

Huw V. Bowen asks whether the East India Company was one of the ‘most powerful engines’ of state and empire in British history.

M. Naeem Qureshi on a remnant of empire which has moved beyond being a mere repository of the Raj.

  • The Cambridge Encyclopedia of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives
    Edited by Francis Robinson
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