British Raj
Opinion  /  Published 20.05.19

All eyes are on Uttar Pradesh and Bengal

Bengal and the United Provinces, arguably, were the two most important sites of India’s freedom struggle against the British raj. The national movement, to be sure, spread far and wide across the co...
By Manini Chatterjee in

Opinion  /  Published 23.10.19

Horsing around for photo ops

Sir — The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, was photographed on horseback in the snow-covered Mount Paektu recently. A photo-op of a political leader riding a horse is not new — the Russian presid...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 21.04.19

Lucknow's Hazratganj struggles to keep pace

Legend has it that the pride of Lucknow — Hazratganj — was inspired by Calcutta’s Chowringhee. Saadat Ali Khan, who was the half-brother of the nawab of Awadh, had fled to the city on the banks ...
By Alpana Chowdhury in

Opinion  /  Published 17.06.19

Lessons from a lull a century ago

As the Congress leadership grapples with the trauma of two successive electoral routs, it might find it useful to rewind to developments that date back to almost a century ago.The Indian National Cong...
By Manini Chatterjee in

Books  /  Published 13.12.19

A scandal in the Raj

Benjamin B. Cohen has been contributing to South Asian history with his books and scholarly articles. A professor of history at the University of Utah, much of his scholarship is devoted to exploring ...
By S.D. Chaudhuri in

Opinion  /  Published 01.11.19

Politicians should focus on climate change

Sir — A new study has found that much of Mumbai could be submerged by 2050 because of rising sea levels. In the light of this, should not our political leaders focus more on resisting climate change...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 07.12.19

Indelible imprints

Why is it that no feature film has been made on the dramatic life of Begum Zeenat Mahal, the last ‘Queen of India’? She ruled over what remained of the Mughal Empire during the twilit reign of the...
By Gopalkrishna Gandhi in

India  /  Published 31.12.19

In playhouse of the Raj, tables turned

First the Vidyasagar disconnect. Now, the Curzon connect.Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has described as “iconic” a table that had apparently been used by Lord Curzon to sign Bengal’s 1905 Partition ...
By Devadeep Purohit and Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 30.12.19

Neso warns of division over religion

The North East Students’ Organisation (Neso) on Monday sounded a note of caution that the country was being divided along religious lines by the BJP government at the Centre, and appealed to all ind...
By Our Correspondent in Shillong


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