Mihir Bose

Long before the recent rise in Islamophobia, distrust of Hinduism was rife among Britain’s ruling class.

‘France’, said Charles de Gaulle, ‘cannot be France without grandeur.’ The country’s recent history suggests the great man was nearer the mark...

Mihir Bose challenges the perception of Winston Churchill as a demi-god who was essential to Britain's war effort.

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...

The 1971 Bangladesh genocide is little remembered, although it was almost as bad as Rwanda. It turned the Cold War story of freedom-loving US...

The Great War raised hopes of Indian independence, but it would take another conflict to make it a reality.

Mohandas Gandhi has always generated partisan feelings. Gandhi was barely 37 years old when a follower christened him Mahatma, the great souled...

Thomas Babington Macaulay, the Whig historian and politician, is not often seen as one of the makers of the modern world. However, this bold claim...

Mihir Bose recalls a classic case highlighting the problems with Britain’s antiquated libel laws.

The modern Olympic Games are an international phenomenon, often criticised for their controlling commercialism. However, as Mihir Bose explains, they owe their origins to a  celebrated novel set in an English public school.