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The impeachment of Warren Hastings and the patented British character of the era
India

The impeachment of Warren Hastings and the patented British character of the era

Warren Hastings as a person, as a granddaddy of English Nabobs, as a plunderer par excellence, and as the symbol and subject of jurisprudence, remains an irresistible magnet for historians, scholars, and legal minds

Company Paintings at National Museum underscore synergies between diverse artistic practices in nineteenth-century India
Arts & Culture

Company Paintings at National Museum underscore synergies between diverse artistic practices in nineteenth-century India

Company painting (Kampani Kalam in Hindi) is a term for a hybrid Indo-European style of paintings made in India by Indian artists, many of whom worked for European patrons in the British East India Company in the 18th and 19th centuries.

With Bandra Neighbourhood Project, Ansoo Gupta records pockets of history in the 'Queen of the Suburbs'
long-reads

With Bandra Neighbourhood Project, Ansoo Gupta records pockets of history in the 'Queen of the Suburbs'

As part of the Bandra Neighbourhood Project, Ansoo Gupta has been photographing bungalows and other sites, recording the history of the area.

Wayanad's agrarian and tourism prospects increasingly threatened by climate change
long-reads

Wayanad's agrarian and tourism prospects increasingly threatened by climate change

A hill district on the Western Ghat known for tourism and large scale cash crop production, Wayanad in Kerala is one of the major places of south India where the impacts of climate change and global warming are acutely felt.

Google Doodle celebrates 260th birth anniversary of Sake Dean Mahomed, first Indian author to publish a book in English
World

Google Doodle celebrates 260th birth anniversary of Sake Dean Mahomed, first Indian author to publish a book in English

On 15 January, 2019 Google Doodle commemorates the 260th birth anniversary of the renowned Anglo-Indian traveller and entrepreneur Sake Dean Mahomed, who is credited to have introduced Indian cuisine and shampoo baths to Europe and the rest of the Western world.

Indian Life and People in the 19th Century: JP Losty revisits Company paintings in fascinating new book
Life

Indian Life and People in the 19th Century: JP Losty revisits Company paintings in fascinating new book

Some two hundred years after they were executed, many of these paintings have found their way to collectors Shilpa and Praful Saha, founders of the TAPI Collection, and are now the subject of curator and art historian JP Losty’s catalogue of the same, Indian Life and People in the 19th Century: Company Paintings in the TAPI Collection, published by Roli Books.

Meer Jafar Ali Khan's historic battle against East India Company for flouting Treaty of Surat chronicled in new book
Life

Meer Jafar Ali Khan's historic battle against East India Company for flouting Treaty of Surat chronicled in new book

In Surat: Fall of a Port, Rise of a Prince, Moin Mir chronicles how Meer Jafar Ali Khan battled the East India Company in British Parliament for violating the terms of the Treaty of 1800 | #FirstCulture

Maharashtra bandh: NCP leader slams state govt, police for detention of students in Mumbai
India

Maharashtra bandh: NCP leader slams state govt, police for detention of students in Mumbai

NCP legislator Vidya Chavan on Thursday criticised the Maharashtra government and the police for the detention of students ahead of a summit which was to be addressed by Dalit activist Jignesh Mevani and JNU student leader Umar Khalid

Maratha outfit demands Rs 25 lakh compensation for kin of man killed in Bhima-Koregaon violence
India

Maratha outfit demands Rs 25 lakh compensation for kin of man killed in Bhima-Koregaon violence

A Maratha outfit on Wednesday demanded a Rs 25 lakh compensation to the family of the man killed in the violence at Bhima-Koregaon and also sought withdrawal of cases under the Atrocities Act filed against 49 people for an incident which took place late last month.

BJP, RSS against Tipu Sultan as he fought Sangh ancestors, says NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik
India

BJP, RSS against Tipu Sultan as he fought Sangh ancestors, says NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik

Nawab Malik claimed that the BJP and the RSS are against Tipu Sultan as the "brave warrior" had fought against the ancestors of the Sangh.

Rohingya Muslims in India Part III: Onus to find a solution to this refugee crisis is on the Centre
India

Rohingya Muslims in India Part III: Onus to find a solution to this refugee crisis is on the Centre

India is home to over 40,000 Rohingya Muslims. The refugees claim they are ethnically Burmese even as the Burmese government denies that claim and says they are not citizens.

Rohingya Muslims in India Part II: As governments squabble over their post-colonial identity, refugees have nowhere go to
India

Rohingya Muslims in India Part II: As governments squabble over their post-colonial identity, refugees have nowhere go to

Editor's note: Over 40,000 Rohingya live in India as refugees. The Indian government has recently decided to deport them. In part two of this three-part series, Ajay Kumar focusses on their connection with India. Part three looks at the legal trouble India may face regarding their deportation.

Rohingya Muslims in India Part I: The 'forgotten' partition of 1935 left an entire people in limbo
India

Rohingya Muslims in India Part I: The 'forgotten' partition of 1935 left an entire people in limbo

Editor's note: Over 40,000 Rohingya live in India as refugees and the Indian government has recently decided to deport them. In a three-part series, Ajay Kumar will examine the origins of these stateless people. Part two will focus on their connection with India and part three will focus on troubles India may face regarding their deportation.

Despite UK's reluctance, India to make all out efforts to get back Kohinoor
India

Despite UK's reluctance, India to make all out efforts to get back Kohinoor

India will make all out efforts to get back the famed 106-carat Kohinoor, currently set in a royal crown on display in the Tower of London, despite British government's recent statement that there is no legal ground for restitution of the diamond.