Day: December 18, 2019

Republic of Religion: The Rise and Fall of Colonial Secularism in India

Editor | Non-fiction In this groundbreaking book, Abhinav Chandrachud explores how India aspires to become a secular country. Given our colonial past, we derive many of our laws and institutions from England. Many of the provisions in our statutes like the nineteenth-century Indian Contract Act or the Indian Evidence Act are based on the English

Plassey: The battle that changed the course of Indian history

Editor | History The Battle of Plassey, fought on 23 June 1757, changed the course of Indian history forever. When the short, sharp hostilities between the forces of the nawab of Bengal, Siraj-ud-daulah, and East India Company troops led by Robert Clive, an ambitious soldier of fortune, ended, Britain was on its way to becoming