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Ushering in a New Age

1947: Where Now Begins by Elisabeth Åsbrink, translated from Swedish by Fiona Graham, New York: Other Press, 2017; $16.99 (Kindle edition).

The Many Lives and Names of ‘Bhagwan/Bhogwan Singh’

Were Betty Lee, the owner of a Los Angeles apparel store, and Abnashi Ram, a businessman of Indian origin, the missing links between the strange double lives of Ghadar leader Bhagwan Singh Gyanee and Hollywood “turban-wrapper” Bhogwan Singh?

Carsten Niebuhr in Bombay and Surat

The lone surviving member of an ill-fated Danish expedition to Arabia, Carsten Niebuhr, wrote one of the earliest accounts of the two entwined trade cities—Bombay and Surat—by a western traveller.

A Familiar Beat

The fascinating story of how and why The Drum , a film glorifying the British Empire, ended up being banned in parts of India, 80 years before the controversy over Padmaavat .

Monkey Business

We should not be surprised that demonetisation, announced a year ago, failed to stem counterfeiting, an art as old as coinage itself.

The Long History of Priestly Debauchery

In 1862, Bombay High Court ruled in favour of a journalist accused of libel for writing articles about the sexual exploitation of women by the head of a Vaishnava sect.

Dual Identities, Parallel Lives

Could Bhogwan Singh, the actor, and Bhagwan Singh, the revolutionary, be one and the same?

​Bordering Tranquility

The sacred and the profane share an uneasy coexistence amidst the serene ambience of a Buddhist monastery in Tuting, a closely guarded village bordering Tibet.

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