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EDITOR'S CHOICE

The intriguing death of an Indian holy man in 1985 suggested that he was none other than Subhas Chandra Bose, the revolutionary and nationalist who, it is officially claimed, died in an air crash...

Seán Lang tells of the Dufferin Fund, an aristocratic initiative supported by Queen Victoria to improve medical conditions, particularly in childbirth, for Indian women in the late 19th century.
Volume: 55 Issue: 9 2005

Mihir Bose investigates the case of Subhas Chandra Bose in Bengal in 1924 to show what can happen when a government is able to lock people up on the suspicion of terrorism.

Volume: 55 Issue: 5 2005

Anubha Charan describes the arguments surrounding one of the world’s most politically explosive excavations.

Volume: 54 Issue: 1 2004
Latha Menon deplores the effects of religious extremism on Indian society and the writing of history.
Volume: 54 Issue: 8 2004

The East India Company's army led by Arthur Wellesley defeated the Mahrattas at the Battle of Assaye on September 23rd, 1803.

Volume: 53 Issue: 9 2003

Mary Ann Steggles recalls the circumstances of the many monuments to Queen Victoria that were erected in India, and traces their fate.

Volume: 51 Issue: 2 2001

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

Volume: 50 Issue: 7 2000

The Indian ruler and resister of the East India Company was killed by the British on May 4th, 1799.

Volume: 49 Issue: 5 1999

The formal handover took place on January 6th, 1899.

Volume: 49 Issue: 1 1998

Jean Alphonse Bernard considers the two key provinces and how they became touchstones and then powderkegs in the nationalist aspirations of both sides.

Volume: 47 Issue: 9 1997

Partha Mitter looks at how tensions and cultural interchange between Indians and Britons are conveyed in the imagery of the colonial period.

Volume: 47 Issue: 9 1997

John McLeod presents a study from the last days of the Raj of an Indian ruler who defied the stereotype of princely extravagance and self-indulgence.

Volume: 45 Issue: 12 1995

Peter Heehs looks at the Indian army who threw in their lot against the Raj and with the Japanese in the Second World War.

Volume: 45 Issue: 7 1995

Edward Norman on the Eastern promise of Western sainthood to be encountered in the Church of the Bom Jesus in Goa.

Volume: 43 Issue: 3 1993

Peter Heehs describes how Hindu revivalism stiffened resistance to colonial rule in British India.

Volume: 43 Issue: 1 1993

Dipesh Chakrabarty looks at the dialogue between nationalism and the inspiration of Marx in the formation of the world's largest democracy.

Volume: 42 Issue: 3 1992

'In my Father's house there are many mansions'... but whether or not they could accommodate Gandhi and Hindu nationalist aspirations was a question that exercised British theologians and Christian politicians between the wars. Gerald Studdert-Kennedy charts the relationship between them and the apostle of non-violence against the British Raj.

Volume: 40 Issue: 10 1990

Aram Bakshian Jr. and Geoffrey D. Schad look at the Indian state of Hyderabad from the 18th century to the last days of the British Raj, and at its rulers who echoed the glories of the Mughal court.

Volume: 39 Issue: 1 1989

John M. MacKenzie looks at a legendary railway station.

Volume: 39 Issue: 1 1989
Keith Nurse examines a collection of Indian art at the Powis Castle in Wales.
Volume: 37 Issue: 9 1987

Emancipation in British Guiana brought an influx of indentured labourers from India, whose working and living conditions were destructive of caste and culture, and often as harsh as those of the slaves they replaced.

Volume: 36 Issue: 4 1986

Susan Bayly looks into an Indian Museum in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.

Volume: 36 Issue: 10 1986

In this article Rosalind O'Hanlon describes the effects of Hindu religious hierarchies upon the daily life of Untouchables in traditional Indian society and discusses some of the forces associated with British rule that worked to change both the social position of Untouchables and their perception of their position.

Volume: 32 Issue: 5 1982

The buildings the British built in India tell us much about how the British shaped India's conception of the past, explains Thomas R. Metcalf, and how they turned India's architectural heritage to the service of the Raj.

Volume: 32 Issue: 9 1982

To hundreds of thousands of Indians the British Raj was personified by its administrative arm, the Indian Civil Service, explains Ann Ewing, by which the British governed its imperial possession through a small élite spread thinly throughout the vast sub-continent.

Volume: 32 Issue: 6 1982

The art of India is a vital cultural expression of India. As Partha Mitter explains, it is intertwined with assertions of nationalism, the equation of modernisation and westernisation, and a desire to preserve the cultural heritage of India.

Volume: 32 Issue: 7 1982

The British had been trading in India since 1600. As R.W. Lightbown, it was not, however, until the late eighteenth century that British interest in Indian culture burgeoned and was carried home by the traveller.

Volume: 32 Issue: 7 1982

The poet Rabindranath Tagore died on August 7th, 1941. Hugh Tinker charts the life of the man who 'was, perhaps, India's greatest son in modern times'.

Volume: 32 Issue: 4 1982

Judith Brown surveys the relevant literature for understanding Indian society and history.

Volume: 32 Issue: 12 1982

'Now the door has opened.../ ... none shall be turned away/ from the shore of this vast sea of humanity/that is India', wrote Tagore, the poet and cultural nationalist, whose poem was to be echoed in India's national anthem.

Volume: 32 Issue: 4 1982

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