Colonialism

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Mahatma Gandhi and Congress on Bhagat Singh’s Martyrdom

Mahatma Gandhi and Congress on Bhagat Singh’s Martyrdom There are several ‘myths’ pertaining to modern Indian history and India’s struggle for independence. While some of these myths were created by the colonial state itself to weaken the ongoing independence movement, some of them were constructed out of vested political interests in post-independence India. One such…

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From Colony to Republic: The Indian Transition

From Colony to Republic: The Indian Transition The 26th of January, India’s Republic Day, has a great symbolic significance. But it would be truly unfortunate if this significance is seen only in symbolic terms. This day should be remembered as a reminder of a great transition in India’s long history. This was a transition of…

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British Raj siphoned out $45 trillion from India: Utsa Patnaik

British Raj siphoned out $45 trillion from India: Utsa Patnaik When renowned economist Utsa Patnaik began to sift through old tracts of British economic history in order to understand the nature of fiscal relations between London and colonial India, the fate of the Kohinoor wasn’t much in the news; Shashi Tharoor hadn’t yet spoken in…