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