British Raj
Books  /  Published 06.05.22

Rebels with a cause

Book: Rebels against the Raj: Western fighters for India’s freedom Author: Ramachandra Guha Publisher: Allen Lane Price: 799 Ramachandra Guha’s latest opus focuses on seven women and m...
By Durba Ghosh

Places  /  Published 29.04.22

Canning House: A witness to a historical colonial blunder

The two-storied crumbling brick building has an arched porch and 22 rooms. It is presently under the protection of the West Bengal Heritage Commission, and boards in English and Bengali put up outside...
By Rangan Datta

Entertainment  /  Published 19.04.22

Naseem is our regional recco this week

Consider these film titles. Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai? Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro. Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho! Arvind Desai Ki Ajeeb Dastaan. Each of them catchy and original. All these titles share a...
By Santanu Das (t2 intern)

Books  /  Published 01.04.22

Blood on many hands

Book name: The Murderer, The Monarch and The Fakir: A New Investigation of Mahatma Gandhi’s Assassination Author name: By Appu Esthose Suresh and Priyanka Kotamraju Publisher: HarperColli...
By Sudheendra Kulkarni

Lifestyle  /  Published 16.03.22

In pictures: Anglo-Indian cuisine that’s sinfully delicious

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By Lygeia Gomes


Culture  /  Published 20.02.22

Why didn’t they ask Roshani Begum?

Imagine the countless stories of women that never got told. So many that even now a story will crawl out of the margins of history and take us completely by surprise. Some years ago, researcher Jenni...
By Upala Sen

People  /  Published 15.02.22

I have had an interest in eccentric foreigners who worked in India: Ramachandra Guha

If you were in charge of deciding how history is taught in India, would you change anything?  I’d be disastrous! I would make a very bad dictator or administrator (laughs). I am very much ...
By Samhita Chakraborty

Books  /  Published 11.02.22

Roving heart

Book: John Lang: Wanderer of Hindoostan, Slanderer in Hindoostanee, Lawyer for the Ranee Author: Amit Ranjan, Publisher: Paper Missile Price: Rs 795 In 2010, when the cases of discrimination and v...
By Saurabh Sharma

Lifestyle  /  Published 17.01.22

Rohan Ghose’s ‘Mukti’ tells the tale of political prisoners

“The concept was brought to me by Trinanjan Chakroborty, a historian and old friend and was written by me along with Joydip Banerjee and Soumit Deb. I was sure from the get-go that I would be di...

Culture  /  Published 09.01.22

Many splendoured is my provenance

Only 260 years ago I was part of Gobindopur, a village interspersed with forested marshland by the Hooghly river . It was one of the three villages founded as Calcutta — the trading port of the ...
By Prasun Chaudhuri


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