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Mihir Bose

Bhor Ghat Railway at Maharashtra, on the crest of the Western Ghats, India, 1883.

The creation of India’s fantastic rail network was the work of the British Raj, but it came at a high price for Indians themselves.

Hindu pilgrims wash in the Ganges, c.1940

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

Aneurin Bevan (right) with the future prime minister Harold Wilson at the Labour party conference, September 1953.

Mihir Bose challenges the perception of Winston Churchill as a demi-god who was essential to Britain's war effort.

The Great War raised hopes of Indian independence, but it would take another conflict to make it a reality.

Mihir Bose recalls a classic case highlighting the problems with Britain’s antiquated libel laws.

The modern Olympic Games are an international phenomenon, often criticised for their controlling commercialism. However, as Mihir Bose explains, they owe their origins to a  celebrated novel set in an English public school.

Mihir Bose asks why sport has become so central to modern culture.

Mihir Bose tells the little-known story of the Indian secret agent codenamed ‘Silver’ who served both the Axis and the Allied forces during the Second World War.

The Allies may be regarded as the 'good guys' of the Second World War, but the hypocrisy apparent in their treatment of colonial peoples drove many subjects into the arms of their enemies, as Mihir Bose explains.

 BBC Sports Editor Mihir Bose explores a work on modern India.