In February 1967, senior officials from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) were horrified when the American west-coast magazine, Ramparts, exposed the US intelligence organisation’s longstanding financial relationships with a number of international educational and cultural bodies. In a series...
At the peak of it's power, the British Empire covered more than a quarter of the world. To rule over the natives and extract their resources, the officers of the East India Company segregated the populations into different regions...
With the release of the film Panipat a controversy has erupted, the central question being the role of Maharaja Surajmal and why he did not fight the third Battle of Panipat resulting in a humiliating defeat for the Marathas. Ahmed...
A new study by Indian and American researchers confirm how Winston Churchill caused the Bengal Famine and starved over 3 million Indians to death. Glorified as the "Saviour of the World" in the west and dubbed the "Butcher of...
In 1856 as India or Hindustan or Bharat (whatever you wish to call) was about to burst into flames against the oppression of the English East India Company, one Indian Prince was on the verge of creating history in...
The Karachi Agreement was a secret document which decided the political contours and governance of the people of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), including Gilgit-Baltistan (GB). However according to exiled Kashmiri activists the agreement was forged. There are larger geopolitical...
The British Empire created the Reserve Bank of India, as a “Sheathed Weapon,” used to fleece Indian wealth. This bank remained the primary source of British finances for the Second World War. A report by Masood Rezvi. Central banks have...
This is the story of The East offering her Riches to Britannia, a painting commissioned by the 24 Directors of the East India Company. In 1778, the directors of the East India Company installed an extravagant new painting in their...
The Pax Britannica is so firmly established that the idea of overt rebellion is always distant from our minds, even in a remote State like Bastar. – B. P. Standen, Chief Secretary to the Chief Commissioner, Central Provinces, 1910 In February of...
In the previous parts of this ongoing East India Company Series we examined the origin of these EICs, their motives and the motives of Multi National Corporations (MNCs). We also examined the commodities EICs dealt with and MNCs plan...