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Famine
World  /  Published 07.09.20

Famine lurks in coronavirus ruin

The first famines of the coronavirus era could soon hit four chronically food-deprived conflict areas — Yemen, South Sudan, northeast Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo — the top...
By Rick Gladstone in New York

World  /  Published 25.07.20

BBC carped for anti-Churchill report

The British historian Dominic Sandbrook has attacked the BBC for carrying reports about Winston Churchill’s alleged culpability in aggravating the effects of the Bengal Famine of 1943 without in...
By Amit Roy in London

Books  /  Published 15.12.18

How Robert Clive raided India for the Company

In June 1744, the 19-year-old Clive arrived not in Calcutta but in the Company’s oldest settlement, Fort St. George in modern-day Chennai. Here he spent the next two years fidgeting as, seated at a ...
By Alex Rutherford in

Opinion  /  Published 14.11.18

The war that epitomised the callousness of imperialism

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Bengal famine of 1943, a heart-rending episode in which three million persons died, and which epitomised the callousness of imperialism. The scale of devast...
By Prabhat Patnaik in

Culture  /  Published 08.12.18

Meet the survivors of the 1943 Bengal Famine

The island is called K-Plot. It might be only 130 kilometres south of Calcutta, but it is not easy to access. First, you have to take the Lakshmikantapur-bound local train from Sealdah. Get off at Mat...
By Prasun Chaudhuri in

Culture  /  Published 08.12.18

Hungry Bengal: art during the famine

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By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 10.05.19

Mughals: The invaders who came home

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By Debobroto Das in

Opinion  /  Published 29.06.19

Maps of belonging: Debi Choudhurani’s sanctuary

The mid-morning sun was blinding as the car turned left at Goshala More near Jalpaiguri town. Ahead, work on a national highway barred the way forward, as machines and hard-hatted men moved about on a...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty in

World  /  Published 14.02.19

Debate rages on Churchill legacy

Was Winston Churchill a hero or a villain?A senior Labour politician — the shadow chancellor of the exchequer John McDonnell — has provoked widespread outrage by labelling Churchill a “villain...
By Amit Roy in London

West Bengal  /  Published 11.01.20

The saheb of Gosaba

You know, Hamilton Sahib used to say that mahajans are like ‘hookworms’,” he says, leaning in conspiratorially. Then adds, “Hamilton Sahib was against jotdars or mahajans, basically middlemen....
By Moumita Chaudhuri in


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