The Revolt of 1857 was a turning point in the history of India and it led to the death of the world’s largest corporation, the British East India Company. Ironically, the trigger for these events can be traced to an English musket, which while technically advanced, misfired spectacularly
Fort William College was meant to train young British lads for the Company but it ended up as a great centre of Indian languages. Find out how a college set up by the East India Company became the ‘birthplace of modern Hindi’ and went on to even influence the Bengal Renaissance
Why did Sarat Chandra Das a Bengali engineer from Calcutta sneak into Tibet in the 1880s, then a ‘forbidden land’? The book Bells of Shangri-La, authored by Parimal Bhattacharya, retraces the journey of these adventurous spies who were caught up in a deadly game of geopolitics.
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