The British Empire holds a strange place in the UK’s national memory; many young people have little knowledge of it while many older people remember it fondly, with 65% of over 65s in a YouGov poll saying the Empire was something to be proud of in 2014. Considering that the British Empire lasted for … More Don’t Mention the Empire!
Original was posted on- 12/04/2015 by lauraljpotter Original title- A Brief Overview of Indian Migration and Diaspora in Africa The Indian diaspora in Africa has seen a number of fluctuating migrations in the last two centuries. The majority of Indians came to Africa as indentured servants to the British. The use of indentured servants became … More An overview of Indian Migration and Diaspora in Africa (extended version)
A word like many other words that have been adopted into the English language from India like the words ‘bangle’ and ‘bungalow’. Although today the spelling is quite different and is more recognised to the eye as ‘thug’, to mean a violent person/criminal. The definition however has not changed much since the nineteenth century. The … More Thuggee
This is a continuation of my blog update from yesterday. The images you will see here are taken my by myself-probably very clumsy, in my walk around the British Museum on the 31st August 2015. Through Asia: Oriental Cultures in the British Museum So here I have gone around the rooms regarding China, Korea, Japan, … More The British Museum – through the Lens of a Camera pt. 2
As part of this month’s challenge to write about a period or place that is out of our comfort zone, I have chosen to write about the rise of the Maurya Empire in ancient India. As I predominantly write about British or American history, the researching and writing of this post was something completely new … More The rise of the Maurya Empire 322BCE-232BCE