Friday, Feb 03, 2023

East India Company


Veer Kunwar Singh: 1857 hero caught in BJP, RJD tussle

April 19, 2022 10:40 am

Saffron party says ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ event on Veer Kunwar Singh long overdue, RJD labels it 'overdose of nationalism'.

Why the East India Company opposed Christian missionary activity in India

January 16, 2022 9:02 pm

The foundation of the opposition was both religious and political, and rooted as much in the East India Company’s territories in India as in their home country.

Hyderabad’s 200-yr-old British Residency to reopen as window into politics of the Deccan

November 25, 2021 11:09 pm

🔴 Built between 1803 and 1808, this building was not only the seat of the East India Company’s resident in the Nizam's court but also a power center that at times overshadowed the authority of successive monarchs.

Robert Clive: An ‘unstable sociopath and a racist’, hated both in India and England

December 29, 2021 3:55 pm

Unlike his fellow officers, Robert Clive saw in the moment of the Company’s defeat in Calcutta an opportunity to not only reclaim the losses but also to unreservedly establish the rule of the East India Company in Bengal.

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

July 18, 2021 11:35 am

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.


Exhibition presents paintings of Indian birds commissioned by East India Company

September 07, 2021 7:12 pm

The exhibition presents a rich selection of Company Paintings of Indian birds, entirely from DAG's gallery collection in honour of the unknown Indian masters commissioned by the East India Company in the late 18th and early 19th centuries