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British Raj

Will And Kate: Why We Must Stop Romanticizing The Raj

Anushay Hossain | Posted 04.19.2017 | World
Anushay Hossain

Prince William & Kate's recent tour of India & Bhutan was quite a royal success. In an increasingly visual world, the photo opportunities alone of the...

Tibetan Momo Dumplings and Yak Wrestling

Ann Tashi Slater | Posted 12.04.2016 | Home
Ann Tashi Slater

Kyoto Journal's gorgeous food issue covers Japanese temple cuisine and Burmese market fare, Jain vegetarianism and 15th-century Chinese court delicaci...

How Churchill Fought the Pashtuns in Pakistan

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 11.03.2016 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

"Horrible and revolting" -- that's how 22-year-old British cavalry officer turned war correspondent for The Daily Telegraph and Pioneer newspapers, Winston Churchill, described in a dispatch what he saw when entering the ruins of the village of Desemdullah in the Mohmand Valley.

Fiftieth Anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru's Death Today

Pranay Gupte | Posted 07.27.2014 | World
Pranay Gupte

The Nehru-Gandhi dynasty has enjoyed enormous popularity and power, suffered enormous tragedy and reversals of fortune; yet, except for a brief period -- during the time of Indira Gandhi, and again after her death -- has ruled by popular mandate.

Napoleon's Role in Shaping Penang as Key Player in World Trade

Carolyn O'Donnell | Posted 03.07.2013 | Home
Carolyn O'Donnell

If the British East India Company existed today, it would be a billion-dollar mega-corporation. In 1786 the company wanted a suitable port of "refreshment and repair" along the valuable trade route to China, and the tropical island of Penang.

"Maharaja: The Splendor of India's Great Kings" in San Francisco

Terence Clarke | Posted 05.13.2012 | Arts
Terence Clarke


A Passage to Kabul

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 02.04.2012 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

A recent reading of E. M. Forster's novel, A Passage to India, prompted me to reflect on the West's drawn out engagement in Afghanistan. The centerpi...

To the Mahatma, From a Stateless Indian

Dinkar Jain | Posted 08.28.2011 | World
Dinkar Jain

2nd April, 2011 Dear Mahatma Today I witnessed the Indian team lift the cricket world cup for the first time in my life. I have never felt so proud. ...

Battleground Lahore: Taliban in the City

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

The insurgents that the Pakistani and U.S. forces are battling are various fronts of poor, largely uneducated men doing what their ancestors have done for centuries: defending the Pashtun way.