India

Keeping India Cool

Sweltering British imperialists relied on an army of fan bearers, whose stories are as invisible as the air they circulated.

India Breaks Free?

India’s decision to decriminalise homosexuality is presented as the country shaking off the last vestiges of colonialism. The reality is not so simple.

The Last Emperor

The voice of the British monarch carried considerable weight in imperial India. Its slow silencing mirrored the retreat of Britain from the subcontinent. 

Whose Civilising Mission?

The story of the skull of a victim of the Indian Uprising of 1857 raises profound questions about imperialism.  

The Partition of India

An analytical view of the traumatic Partition offers fresh perspectives on the devastating human cost.