Sam Dalrymple

A Hindu Cromwell courteously decapitates hundreds of maharajas

28 October 2023 9:00 am

Through a mix of charm, diplomacy and coercion, Sardar Patel, Nehru’s uncompromising deputy, ensured that 565 princely states vanished from the map of India in 1947

The trials of England’s first ambassador to India

11 March 2023 9:00 am

After landing in Surat in 1615, Sir Thomas Roe was studiously ignored, and months passed before he was finally received by the Mughal emperor

Rejecting the Raj: Gandhi’s acolytes in the West

22 January 2022 9:00 am

Madeleine Slade, born in 1892, was a typical upper-class Victorian daughter of empire: a childhood riding around her grand-father’s estate…