India

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...
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...
In 1700, India, then ruled by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, an autocratic religious zealot, boasted 24.4 per cent of global GDP: a share almost equal...

Attempts to control the spread of bank note forgery in India have proven ineffective and dangerous.

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