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East India Company


India is the story of migration...its cultural richness comes from that multiple layering: William Dalrymple

December 27, 2019 10:36 am

At the Express Adda in Delhi last week, writer William Dalrymple spoke about the rise of the right wing across the world, how India has benefited from immigration, the importance of teaching history and his latest book on the East India Company.

When the East India Company commissioned art from Indian artists

December 01, 2019 12:48 am

A new show at The Wallace Collection in London celebrates the works of gifted Indian artists who painted for the East India Company officials.

China has grabbed more land than East India Company had ever done: Ex-Maldives Prez

September 04, 2019 10:36 pm

Nasheed said that the Maldives would like more foreign investment and Chinese investment, but impinged on transparency in the tendering process, particularly in the case of China.

A radioactive doll, two blasts, East India Company, and Abdul Kalam: the story of a con

May 12, 2019 8:02 pm

How three friends from Pune got taken in by a “Rs 7,000-crore”, “biggest deal of India”, convinced about it “for the sake of India”, and what has followed — seven FIRs, for cases ranging from Jaipur, Indore and Bhopal to Kolkata and Hyderabad; 24 arrests; and freezing of over a 100 bank accounts

The tale of the other East India Companies

March 14, 2019 1:52 pm

When we say East India Company, we don't think of the French East India Company or the Portuguese East India Company, or the Dutch East India Company. We certainly don't think of Nordic people like the Danes and Swedes having trading outposts in India.

Rare photos, lesser known facts about India's first war of Independence on its 161st anniversary

May 10, 2018 4:45 pm

The revolt of 1857 was not a sudden occurrence but was fed by the collective resentment against the British rule. Another important cause of the rebellion was a general dissatisfaction with the policies and administration of the East india Company.

Reading the tea leaves

July 27, 2017 12:32 am

Off and on, there have been suggestions that tea should be declared India’s national drink. Though that hasn’t happened, since 2011, tea has been Assam’s State Drink. Tea, in the form we know it now, is not quite an indigenous Indian drink, though some form of Camellis sinensis was indeed drunk locally.

‘Antique’ copper cylinder sends cops in a tizzy

August 13, 2014 12:30 am

Object with ‘danger’ mark tests negative for radiactivity; police to take ASI help to date it

Of Kings and the Countrymen

April 06, 2014 3:58 am

The black hole

March 15, 2014 11:37 pm

When a well in Ajnala, a town in Punjab, was dug up, it brought alive a long-known legend — that this is where 282 Indian soldiers who rebelled against the British during the 1857 uprising were buried.