The period of the 17th century was an era of chaos and general discontent among the Hindu population of the Deccan. People secretly desired a saviour who could eliminate the injustice and promise them the land to call their own. The liberator finally arose. Armed with the concept of HindaviContinue Reading

THE BRITISH IN INDIA A Social History of the Raj By David Gilmour Illustrated. 618 pp. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $35. The United Kingdom’s still-roiling Brexit controversy, with the referendum’s most fervent supporters boasting of an unleashed Britain recapturing imperial-era glory, has tended to leave the messier, bloodier details ofContinue Reading