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William Dalrymple on writing The Anarchy, his history of the East India Company's conquest of the subcontinent
Life

William Dalrymple on writing The Anarchy, his history of the East India Company's conquest of the subcontinent

Through William Dalrymple’s enjoyable history of the East India Company, a study in contrasts emerges: the juxtaposition of the Company’s rise in India with the Mughal empire’s collapse, the personalities of the emperor Shah Alam and Robert Clive, and quite importantly, the perception of the ‘Raj’ in India versus the reality of a corporate, profit-driven enterprise being at the helm.

162nd anniversary of First War of Independence: It's high time India rebuilds social fabric British destroyed with imperialism
India

162nd anniversary of First War of Independence: It's high time India rebuilds social fabric British destroyed with imperialism

The destruction of India’s traditional educational system and replacing it with a colonial education system was one of the most effective tactics adopted by the British in the wake of 1857 mutiny.

Manu S Pillai, author of The Ivory Throne, on 19th century Travancore, political intrigue and book-to-screen adaptations
Life

Manu S Pillai, author of The Ivory Throne, on 19th century Travancore, political intrigue and book-to-screen adaptations

Manu S. Pillai's 2015 historical non-fiction is a captivating narrative of the ruling family of Travancore and a compelling tale of Sethu Lakshmi Bayi, the monarch of the province, in what were the declining years of matrilineal society