As the South Asian subcontinent marks its independence from the British empire, Gouri Sharma discusses calls for a deeper look at the emotional and mental scars inflicted by the Partition of 1947 Read More
When did Britain ever truly ‘stand alone’?
by Priya Atwal ‘Project Hope’ should be the right and proper name of the Brexit campaign, says Michael Gove. The British Justice Secretary made this declaration on Friday night during a live TV interview on Sky News, in which he also lambasted the Remain campaign for belittling Britons and telling them that their country is… Read More
“But, do you think Empire was really all that bad?”
by Maya Goodfellow “But, do you really think Empire was really all that bad?” Everyone in our corner of the pub went silent as one of our course mates brazenly put this question to our Indian professor. “It was an absolute catastrophe – all we got out of it was the railways, and even that… Read More
Castelessness: The Pathology of Desi Twitter
by Anonymous Recently, desi (specifically Indian-origin) twitter was abuzz with all-round praise for Shashi Tharoor following his speech at Oxford, upbraiding UK for colonialism, and making a case for reparations to its former colonies. Many famous desis on Twitter like Hari Kondabolu were tweeting quotes from Tharoor’s speech. It went viral. The demand of reparations… Read More
Why I won’t be wearing the ‘Poppy Hijab’
In the latest attempt at unabashed apologism, Muslim groups such as the Islamic Society of Britain (ISB) have asked Muslim women to don a ‘Poppy Hijab’ in order to remember the Muslim soldiers that took part in the two world wars. Sughra Ahmed, president of the ISB suggested that these hijabs would “take attention away from extremists”. Read More
The (white) British History Project
by Amit Singh Education reform has been high on the agenda since the Conservative led coalition came to power in 2010. Polls conducted in April 2014 demonstrate how divisive proposed reform has been, and how there has been huge opposition to Michael Gove’s plans. The changes have seen a clear government agenda which steers the… Read More
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