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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.
This article on piracy in the South China Sea from 1550-1950 is the first in an occasional series on the subject. Future articles will consider Mediterranean Corsairs, West Indian Buccaneers and Dunkirk Privateers. In this first article, C.R. Boxer considers piracy in the South China Sea.
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