Thursday, 26 May, 2022
TopicBritish Raj

Topic: British Raj

Lakhimpur Kheri is tipping point for Modi govt. Like Gandhi’s Chauri Chaura was for British

Until now, Modi’s capture of power and ability to either ignore or dismiss his critics held total sway. Lakhimpur Kheri has changed that.

Premdatta Varma, Bhagat Singh’s co-accused and India’s lesser-known freedom fighter

Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav should be the year when Panjab University finally recognises and honours Premdatta Varma’s role as freedom fighter by installing a plaque.

Photo of Gandhi in luxury car goes viral ahead of I-day, but there’s nothing British about it

A photo of Gandhi climbing out of a Packard One-Twenty has gone viral. Social media users though have incorrectly identified this as a British-made luxury car.

Indian colonial history not only about men. These Scottish women also played a part

Graves of women interred at the Scottish Cemetery in Kolkata shows the role they played in colonisation.

New book delves into Bhagat Singh’s flawed legal trial & his enduring legacy

Published by HarperCollins India, 'The Execution of Bhagat Singh' by Dr Satvinder Singh Juss will be launched on 23 March on ThePrint's 'Soft Cover'.

An ‘ambitious’ courtesan & a British officer — the tale behind Old Delhi’s Mubarak Masjid

The mosque was built by Mubarak Begum, an influential nineteenth century courtesan who was also the 'bibi' of British officer David Ochterlony — the First Delhi British Resident.

How Subedar of Bengal, Bihar & Odisha enlisted East India Company’s help to keep out Germans

As far as the Germans were concerned, they were simply not welcome in Bengal. The EIC did everything to discourage their attempts to trade.

Historians’ silence on Bhima Koregaon allowed BJP to brand it as ‘urban Naxalism’

For Dalits, Bhima Koregaon wasn't just a battle between British and Peshwas but a reclamation of their prestige following centuries of caste discrimination.

Manuals for European women, satires, paintings: How British Raj depicted Indian workers

European women residing in India wrote several ‘housewives’ manuals for newcomers. One section specifically focussed on the dos and don’ts with regard to ‘servants’.

Mysore’s chief engineer built a dam long before Nehru wanted a modern ‘temple’ in India

The Krishna Raja Sagara Dam project was politically & financially overwhelming. Visvesvaraya once threatened to quit if the Maharaja of Mysore didn't approve it.

On Camera

YourTurn

US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.

Defence

Naval helicopters | Representational image | indiannavy.nic.in

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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