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British History
Lifestyle  /  Published 17.08.22

A woman's perspective: British Raj through the eyes of memsahibs who straddled two lands

Education was not the only reason why the parents parted with their children. Very often, concerns relating to the children’s health compelled them to remove them from India at a very tender age...
By Ipshita Nath

Places  /  Published 10.08.22

Rodda Arms Heist: The brazen Bengal robbery that shook the Raj

Though not a single revolutionary was killed during this heist, nor a single bullet fired, this robbery played a crucial role in India’s struggle for Independence. From Rash Behari Bose to Bagha...
By Amitabha Gupta

Places  /  Published 02.08.22

A walking tour of Delhi’s Northern Ridge

The road continues inside the park, which is a car-free zone. Past the canopy of trees it goes to the highest point of the ridge, which has the colonial-era Flagstaff Tower. A small diversion before t...
By Rangan Datta

Places  /  Published 29.07.22

The maharaja statue at Dalhousie Square: A harbinger of royal dignity

Though a significant part of the city’s history, there’s been no limelight on this statute. Finding it is difficult, as it stands in a corner now overgrown with trees and discarded things....
By Somen Sengupta

Books  /  Published 02.02.19

Simon Sebag Montefiore doesn't serve history cold

Montefiore is a super prolific writer. He is also part of the UK power set with a Royal connection. His in-laws, the Palmer-Tomkinsons, are friends of Prince Charles — skiing companions according to...
By Upala Sen

North East  /  Published 24.01.20

Walk down heritage lane

Want to learn about British colonial heritage in Shillong? If interested, from next week onwards, one can join a three-hour Shillong Heritage Walk to acquaint with the city’s colonial heritage.The w...
By Our Correspondent in Shillong


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