British Imperialism News
What Punjab’s last Maharaja and an Ethiopian prince had in common
Maharaja Duleep Singh and Prince Alemayehu did not have an easy time in England despite their royal lineage and "imperial" benefactor. And their remaining there was also a consequence of geopolitics—protecting British commercial and political interests
No, Mr Carlson! The British did not civilise India
The statements by Tucker Carlson are not only historically inaccurate but they reek of condescension, racism and apologia for crimes against humanity perpetrated by the British on the Indian populace
Queen Elizabeth II: How much money Britain's inglorious empire stole from India—15 times UK’s current value
India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar in 2019 quoted a study saying that British loot from India was close to $45 trillion in today’s monetary value
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
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
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