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India

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

Nobody who has visited India can fail to marvel at the country’s railways. Employing 1.3 million people, they are the world’s third largest employer...
Thiruvalluvar statue at Kanya Kumari, Tamil Nadu, India. The history of India is notoriously hard to define. ‘Quicksand in every direction. Dates and...
‘Blowing mutinous Sepoys from the guns’, India, 1858. (Courtesy Ann S. K. Brown Military Collection, Brown University Library) In 1963 the publican...
Muslim refugees leaving Delhi for Pakistan, 26 September 1947 Yet another book on India’s Partition might appear doomed to déjà vu . Worry...

The chance survival of a ‘postbag’ of letters reveals a lost world of merchants, pilgrims, bankers and scholars.

The foundations of modern India were laid by the British governor-general, Warren Hastings. But he paid a heavy personal price.

A map of the Jain universe.

Laws against religious offence in India have altered the writing and understanding of the nation’s past.

Another history of the Raj invites comparison with its two most distinguished predecessors, Penderel Moon’s The British Conquest & Dominion...