India

In the 18th century, the Muslim warlord Tipu Sultan terrorised Hindu southern India and clashed repeatedly with the British. Today, his legacy is contested, but he was far from the nationalist that some have claimed, writes Zareer Masani.

Professor Khilnani is an academic historian, but this book is a more populist take on 2,500 years of India’s history. As a collection of miniature...

The first White Rajah of Sarawak was born on April 29th, 1803.

When India and Pakistan gained independence from Britain in 1947, the region’s Princely States – including tiny Sikkim – became pawns in South Asia’s great power politics, as Andrew Duff explains.

The civilisation that arose in the Indus valley around 5,000 years ago was only discovered in the early 20th century. Andrew Robinson looks at what we know about this extraordinary culture.

Janam Mukherjee has written an engrossing account of the most tragic event in the history of Bengal, the Great Famine of 1943, in which an estimated...
If you want a figure who bestrides the 19th-century history of the British in India from the early Mysore and Maratha wars to post-Mutiny...
More than two million Indian troops, the largest volunteer army in world history, fought on the Allied side from North Africa and the Middle East to...

Andrew Sharpe examines the contribution of Indian troops to one of the first major battles on the Western Front. 

The people of Brighton offered a warm welcome to the Indian soldiers sent to convalesce at the Sussex resort in the First World War. But the military authorities found much to be nervous about.