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British Empire
Opinion  /  Published 09.01.19

Scientifically accurate and exquisitely beautiful

What can art have to do with science? For most people, the essence of science lies in objective, rational analysis of dispassionately recorded data, whereas art is about creativity, imagination and id...
By Nandini Chatterjee in

World  /  Published 07.05.20

Why mountain switched places for last viceroy

What’s in a name? Well, a lot, actually, when it comes to Lord Mountbatten, the last viceroy of India who dropped his German name, Prince Louis of Battenberg, in 1917 because hostility towards Germa...
By Amit Roy in London

Opinion  /  Published 02.05.19

Singaporeans question bicentennial

It’s celebration time in Singapore. Exhibitions, heritage walks, light and sound shows, and fireworks — Singaporeans are spoilt for choice. Ideally, celebrations should make one happy; but it isn...
By Sonia Sarkar in

Books  /  Published 17.11.18

How East India Company colonised the Northeast

As I walk down the long corridor that leads to the office of Sarmistha De, assistant archivist at the Directorate of State Archives, in north Calcutta, I notice piles of hardbound files. The pages pee...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

Culture  /  Published 25.10.18

Empire an awkward topic for jokes: Andy Zaltzman

Critically acclaimed British satirist, host of the international hit podcast The Bugle, cricket commentator and broadcaster Andy Zaltzman was at CC&FC last month for a live recording for the ...
By Anannya Sarkar in

Opinion  /  Published 26.02.19

The Rani you never see in 'Manikarnika'

Tapti Roy is a historian and the author of Raj of the Rani and Print and Publishing in Colonial Bengal: The Journey of Bidyasundar...
By Tapti Roy in

Books  /  Published 25.10.18

What it was like for Brit expats in Indian colony

The political, colonial, imperial debate around the peoples and the map of India that are the constant surroundings and backdrop to the lives of the British individuals described in The British in Ind...
By Anabel Loyd in

Opinion  /  Published 23.03.20

Jadunath Sarkar: The knight of Clio

This year will be the 150th birth anniversary of the historian Jadunath Sarkar. He is now a forgotten figure but there was a time in the not-so-distant past when, as Dipesh Chakrabarty has noted in th...
By Rudrangshu Mukherjee in Kolkata

Opinion  /  Published 08.03.20

Animal symbolism in nationalism

Few Indians evoke the awe and admiration that Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose did. But his symbolism is more relevant now than ever before. The Azad Hind fauj not only broke with British precedent by havin...
By Mahesh Rangarajan in

India  /  Published 27.12.19

Oxford professor on list of honours

A Bengali professor at Oxford has been honoured with an MBE — Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire — in the New Year’s Honours List.The citation says: “Professor Aditi Lahi...
By Amit Roy in London


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