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Review: The Devil's Assassin - Paul Fraser Collard

5 of 5 stars

Jack Lark 3

My version: Paperback
Historical Fiction British Empire, India

Bombay, 1857, Jack Lark is living precariously as an officer when his heroic but fraudulent past is discovered by the Devil – Major Ballard, the Army’s intelligence officer. 523 more words


Political Institutions Shaping Economic Outcomes: Land Tenures in Colonial Sind 1843-1920

by Tehreem Husain

Interactions of political and economic institutions and their ramifications on development outcomes have been recognised by academics and policymakers alike. This blog analyzes the principal-agent relation between the British coloniser and local landlords and peasants in British Sind during 1843-1920. 1,157 more words

Business History

Slavery - Paying for the Guilt!

Stephen McLaren’s article in The Guardian last week (Friday, 13 January ‘The slave trade made Scotland rich. Now we must pay our blood-soaked debts… 458 more words


TV Review: Taboo (2017) – Episode #1.2

Delaney acts swiftly in making allies for himself. He acquires eyes and ears in the form of a whorehouse, partners himself with his father’s old lawyer, initiates a spy network through the streets of London and settles all his father’s financial debts. 162 more words

TV Reviews

Flogging and Courage: the British Army 1800-81

Discipline in the British Army was sadistic. There was institutional savagery with floggings and public execution occurring so frequently they were normalised. The army had a subliminal desire to ‘toughen’ up soldiers for the ordeals that lay ahead of them. 981 more words


400 years ago, ‘Gujarat Model’ was injurious to business

England’s First Ambassador To Mughal India Found Only Harassment And Abuse In Surat

China’s growing naval might worries India, but it is nothing like the stranglehold the Portuguese had on our sea routes 400 years ago. 1,171 more words

Gender and Authority Seminars this term.

We’re delighted to announce this term’s programme of seminars, which kick off on 25 January, with papers from Jennifer Griffiths (American University of Rome) and Yasmin Khan (University of Oxford). 17 more words