Tag: East India Company

Adam Smith, in his book "An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations" published in March 1776, discussed India and the East India Company. Adam Smith (1723-1790) made copious...
The East India Company tried to use marble portrait statues commissioned by the company in 1760, depicting men dressed as Romans, to lionize Robert Clive. However, their attempt failed, as less than a decade later, Robert Clive's...
Rani Velu Nachiyar was the Tamil queen who led an army of women against the East India Company. “She will be amongst the best French speakers of the land, my lord.”
An 18th-century East India Company merchant named John Pybus offers advice on tax dodging and bribery in his notes. East India Company merchant John Pybus compiled notes about the practicalities of trade in various...
The “essential” aspects of Indian urban planning are always the subject of public debate whenever our city is faced with a major crisis, such as the urban flooding we experienced recently in Chennai. As urban planning and its modern applications are painted as India's culprit for "dysfunctional" cities, it is important to examine the roots that affect India's current urban plan. We need to ask ourselves some important questions about the foundations of urban planning in India. Who has the right to plan the city? Why are India's planning laws and procedures designed around them? Here is how Colonial Masterplans are still followed to develop Indian cities.
How foreign funds are the new East India Company that are colonising successful Indian startups.
The media has been in an overdrive projecting US Presidential candidate Joe Biden's connections to India. But did you know that Joe Biden's great, great, great, great, great grandfather worked for the East India Company? Not many are aware...
The Indian Administrative, Civil and Judicial Services were created by the East India Company to administer loot of the colonies of British Empire. The East India Company College was specifically setup to train these officers. The college was founded...
Called the Inland Customs Line, the East India Company divided North and South India with a 4000 kms long living wall of trees to maintain its Salt Monopoly. This wall of trees was 8 to 12 feet in height...
China has occupied Rui village of Nepal and removed the boundary pillars to legitimise its annexation. China has gradually made inroads into several Nepalese territories with an objective to seize complete control. Rui village in Gorkha district is now...