British Empire

Travels of a Fish

Ranjit Lal

How the British introduced the trout to Indian waters

The Birth of Modern India

Nationalist tropes and imperial assumptions miss the Raj’s real economic impact

The First Draft

An account of the modern world through the history of written constitutions

Deborah Baker: Portraits of Passion

The lives of poets and explorers in the twilight of the Raj

Naipaul’s Reckoning With Empire

The Nobel laureate’s legacy has much to say to charges of amnesia about colonialism

Reimagining Her Majesty’s Club

Don't rule out a Meghan touch to the Commonwealth

Woes of a Warrior

The prince who took on the East India Company for the era’s biggest port city

Across the Line

A richly rewarding portrait of the subcontinent through personal stories

In Defence of the Empire

Shashi Tharoor misses history for the sake of wounded national pride


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