British empire

Memories of Galwan Valley

Recent India-China skirmishes in the Ladakhi valley revive conversation on how borders and their memories are constructed.

| Aug 19, 2020

The idea of Kolkata

Why author Kushanava Choudhury believes his book is about the present, the Kolkata that is lived in.

| Jan 28, 2018

Painting the Madonna brown

The groundbreaking artistic work of Angelo da Fonseca is almost forgotten.

| Aug 01, 2010

The shape of history

A comprehensive tome on the rise and fall of empires.

| Mar 12, 2009

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