Colonial History
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

Places  /  Published 25.04.22

Romancing the past at the 18th-century Maheshganj Estate near Nabadwip

By evening, take a walk to the riverfront of the Jalongi river, which flows about 300 metres behind the estate. A slow cruise on a country boat during sunset is a wonderful way to explore its calm wat...
By Sugato Mukherjee

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

Places  /  Published 23.02.22

Gwalior Monument: Kolkata’s little-known colonial landmark

Like many older monuments around the country, the Gwalior Monument is in need of some care. A plethora of flower pots cover the open sides of the pavilion hiding the sarcophagus from view, and ev...
By Somen Sengupta

Places  /  Published 24.01.22

Coronation Park: Delhi’s graveyard of colonial statues

An amphitheatre, water bodies and a children’s play area have been built. A restaurant and an Interpretation Centre, with the history of India since 1857, including the three durbars, is also on...
By Rangan Datta


Books  /  Published 14.01.22

A different perspective

Book: Meat, Mercy, Morality: Animals and Humanitarianism in Colonial Bengal, 1850-1920 Author: Samiparna Samanta Publisher: Oxford Price: Rs 1,695 The title of Samiparna Samanta’s book, Meat...
By Sumit Chakrabarti

Opinion  /  Published 08.01.22

Climb every mountain

Martin Luther King had dreamt that “one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low” for people of colour. That dream is about to come true as a team of ni...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 12.12.21

Get that right: Names

Shakespeare had to choose one of his most endearing heroines to voice the politically incorrect. True, Juliet was too young and too desperately in love to bother about complicated theories of words an...
By The Editorial Board

Books  /  Published 20.11.20

From wonder to desire: India and the West

The rest of the essays chart out some of these protocols that navigate between the desired and the undesired, and, sometimes, even the undesirable, spreading over a range of historical contexts and th...
By Iman Mitra

Opinion  /  Published 11.08.20

Breezy ride: Bicycle culture in India

A colleague who stays a few kilometres away from office has bought a bicycle, and is now cycling tens of kilometres within and without Calcutta regularly for all sorts of activities. Many people are n...
By Atanu Biswas


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