In a new book on partition, Marina Wheeler reconciles India's political struggle with personal histories
Using her mother's story as the primary source for the non fiction, the human rights lawyer and Queen's Counsel crafts a meaningful prose that describes India's struggle for political independence alongside her mother's quest for her own freedom.
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While there are massive statues of Winston Churchill commemorating his 'historical significance', acknowledgment of the Bengal Famine, let alone any memorialisation of it, has been ostentatiously forgone
In search of graves: One man's unique approach to documenting the role of Indian soldiers in World War I
KJS Chatrath has photographed 2000 gravestones for documentation, but the scope of his research on World War I goes beyond graveyards, delving into aspects like how the soldiers lived and what problems they faced.
On Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay's death anniversary, a look at his views on Hindu society, colonial India
Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay's ideas on contemporary Hindu society and culture reveal a curious mix of liberalism and conservatism.
Pillai's novel which bagged several awards including the Tata Literature Live! Best Debut (Non-fiction) Prize is a retelling of the life and work of Sethu Lakshmi Bayi, the last queen of the House of Travancore
Queen Victoria, re-examined: In The English Maharani, Miles Taylor looks anew at her legacy, rule in India
Miles Taylor, the author of the The English Maharani, speaks about writing of Queen Victoria as being invested and interested in India and its people
The nonchalance with which the word ‘prostitute’ is used by our politicians arouses a sense of discomfort at the ignorance pervading our political system.
Not only do India and the British have a past, they have a very gory past as Shashi Tharoor reminded us with his speech at the Oxford Union.We share with Britain a history of being oppressed for centuries, of bloody massacres, mass arrests, the suppression of democratic rights and the supplanting of our own culture to serve the British interests.