India’s lost vision for national harmony

Parties and post boxes make beguiling settings for this month’s mysteries

Professor Jeremy Black on the 19th century cold war over Asia between Russian and Britain

A memoir of a family pulled apart by the cult of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

This magnificent one volume history details the tumultuous days of the Indian army in the jungles of Burma

Tirthankar Roy dismisses both nationalist tropes about evil colonialists and imperial assumptions of benevolent liberal intervention

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