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Colonial History
World  /  Published 22.03.19

Oxford scans its dark colonial past

An Oxford college is to appoint a research assistant to investigate what may be its own dark colonial past, in what looks like an act of mea culpa.In taking this action, St John’s College appears to...
By Amit Roy in London

Books  /  Published 14.03.19

The idea of a king

The book has five chapters, along with an Introduction and a Conclusion. Each chapter explores different facets of discourses on sovereignty as they emerged. The Introduction lays down a historiograph...
By Salil Misra

Opinion  /  Published 30.01.19

How can we decolonise museums?

Humans alone do not suffer moral dilemmas. Cultural institutions, such as museums, can be confronted with similar predicaments. Consider the decision by three major museums in Britain to ‘relabel’...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 12.04.19

Jallianwala: Flawed argument for apology

Should the son bear the burden of the sins of the father? It is this dilemma — its implications are both philosophical and economic — that lies at the heart of the refusal of States, mostly Europe...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 20.09.19

Good theatre is more than stagecraft

Non-resident Indians often get it wrong when writing about the social scene in India. One British-Indian novelist made a Bengali police sergeant an old Harrovian with an impeccable Home Counties accen...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray

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