SOURCE: New York Times
by Maya Jasanoff
Learning Hindi during a sabattical presented a researcher with the chance to engage with Indian history outside of the frame of English, and to grasp the power struggles pushing the country toward authoritarian nationalism today.
More than 500 princely states contained 40 percent of the population of British India. Independence depended on convincing their rulers to integrate to the new nation. VP Menon did more than almost anyone else to make that happen.
SOURCE: The Guardian
The records have the potential to fill gaps in understanding and even dispel popular myths and misunderstandings about the participation of South Asian troops in the British military in World War 1.
by Roderick Matthews
India's COVID crisis is being exacerbated by a health system that uses an anemic 3.5% of GDP. Continuities from the era of the British Raj, when powerful rural landowners went untaxed, are a big part of the problem.
SOURCE: CBS News
Alcatraz didn't become "Indian Land Forever," as the occupiers had hoped. But these brave activists did open America's eyes to the rank poverty, alcoholism, and high infant mortality rate on Native reservations.
by B. Z. Khasru
In a mockery of justice, India's top court gives orthodox Hindus a way to avenge their humiliation under Muslim rule for a thousand years.
Ramachandra Guha, a historian of modern India, spoke with NPR at his home in Bengaluru, India, in May.
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