Reading Tea Leaves

Shylashri Shankar

If diversity and pluralism is at the core of Indian gastronomic culture, tea is the defining symbol of British identity

Bringing Back the Ally

A new history of India’s role in World War II vivifies its players in this scholarly account

Embarrassed by the Empire

Ferdinand Mount’s view of colonialism may be short on historical insight but the story he tells is riveting

Very Humdrum, Sir

The last Englishman could still be an Indian

India’s Most Haunted

From governor generals to lowly soldiers, India hosts many Britons who are only too glad to hang around after they have been long dead


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