The Indus River system is intimately tied to the subcontinent’s destiny, from ancient civilisations, to invaders, to modern-day geopolitics. Strategic affairs analyst Uttam Kumar Sinha puts into perspective the Indus Water Treaty, which is up for debate once again.
The creation of Bangladesh is rooted in linguistic oppression as much as subsequent political schism. Read about ‘Ekushe’ and Bangladesh’s assertion of its national identity, in an excerpt from a book by Sudeep Chakravarti, author and editor of LHI’s Making of Modern India series
How did Verrier Elwin, a foreign missionary-turned-Gandhian, end up framing a newly Independent India’s battle for hearts and minds in the North-East? A book written by Elwin in 1957 captures the early days of a unique effort. #ArunachalPradeshDay
Dadabhai Naoroji was the first to establish a causal link between India’s utter poverty and British rule – India bled so that Britain could prosper. Read about Naoroji’s ‘drain of wealth’ theory and how it bolstered the nationalist cause, in this exclusive book excerpt
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