Was the Whig historian and politician Thomas Babington Macauley the inventor of Western liberal intervention?
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.
Mihir Bose asks why sport has become so central to modern culture.
Mihir Bose tells the little-known story of the Indian secret agent codenamed ‘Silver’ who served both the Axis and the Allied forces during the Second World War.
The Allies may be regarded as the ‘good guys’ of the Second World War, but the hypocrisy apparent in their treatment of colonial peoples drove many subjects into the arms of their enemies, as Mihir Bose explains.
BBC Sports Editor Mihir Bose explores a work on modern India.
Mihir Bose discusses the paradox that India, a land of history, has a surprisingly weak tradition of historiography.
Mihir Bose samples a work on an infamous massacre in the Raj in 1919.
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.
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