James Stevens Curl reveals how this new release provides amazing insight into the household of a well-heeled, cultured European in late eighteenth-century India

Zareer Masani says the wartime prime minister has been unfairly vilified over the 1943 Indian famine

How India’s first – and only – female prime minister exploited a Hindu goddess

Indian nationalist fantasies about the Bengal famine can’t be the point of the licence fee

On 99th anniversary of PV Narasimha Rao’s birth it is time to rehabilitate a traduced politician

For the Indian premier, the virus is a deus ex machina

The plan to remodel Lutyens’s grand capital is a monument to conceit

India is gripped by a “rape emergency”, a brutal conflict that is escalating

Dalrymple’s Anarchy says more about about a selling machine somewhat different to the East India Company