colonial India

The First Draft

Zareer Masani

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

Imperial Inheritance

Has the empire been the default model for global governance?

A Courtesan’s Tale

A journalistic exercise on tawaifs, which also provides a history of sexuality, secularism and ‘propriety’ in India

Stripping Mountbatten’s Halo

Enough thorns in The Crown to nail India’s last Viceroy

The forgotten third chamber of Parliament

It was a ‘never before, never since’ Assembly in world history

Saga of Strife

The slow but steady transformation of the East India Company from a trading entity to a ruling body in India

The Spice Route

What’s it about Thalassery biryani

The Unremembered War

World War I, which ended a hundred years ago, saw the participation of 1.5 million Indians who have been forgotten

Naipaul’s Reckoning With Empire

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


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