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The League of Nations: The precursor to the UN

The League of Nations: The precursor to the UN

The League of Nations was an ambitious yet unsuccessful endeavour of the twentieth century that laid the foundation and idea of an unbiased international organisation to maintain diplomatic relations around the world; it is to this day considered the “forerunner to the United Nations”. The first of its kind, the League of Nations was an [...]

The Bengal Famine- The lesser known story

The long lines of people waiting for food India post colonisation and the legacy the Raj left behind will remain etched in the aeons of history. Stories of atrocities, human rights violations and the oppression by the Raj have been continually retold. One such atrocity that the British to this day continue to be condemned [...]

The Sepoy Mutiny and how it changed the British Administrative strategy during the Raj

A painting of the Sepoy Mutiny “The Sepoy Mutiny also known as the Mutiny of 1857 was a widespread but unsuccessful rebellion against British rule in India. It began in Meerut among Indian troops in the service of the British East India Company”. While this mutiny is known as India’s First War of Independence and [...]

The story of “Britain’s Schindler”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9VhKjexnCQ The Story of Sir Nicholas Winton The holocaust was a dark period in World history; fuelled, by hate, bigotry and the notion of racial superiority, the holocaust was the biggest state-sponsored, racially prejudiced mass genocide in Europe. Taking place during the second world war, Germany, under its fascist leader, Adolf Hitler and the Nazis [...]

Battle lines drawn over nutmeg, cinnamon, and cassia

Battle lines drawn over nutmeg, cinnamon, and cassia

Running through wide and vast areas, the spice routes are a network of interlinking sea routes that were used in the ancient times linking the west coast of Japan, through the islands of Indonesia, around India to the lands of the Middle East - and from there, across the Mediterranean to Europe. These expansive sea [...]

The Indus Waters Treaty of 1960

The Indus Waters Treaty of 1960

A map showing the flow of rivers as per the treaty “One bright spot ... in a very depressing world picture that we see so often”. This was a famous statement that the former US president, Dwight Eisenhower used to describe the Indus Waters Treaty, one of the most “successful international treaties has survived frequent [...]

The 19th-century Spanish Flu, today’s Deja Vu?

The 19th-century Spanish Flu, today’s Deja Vu?

The Spanish Flu was undoubtedly one of the most fatal epidemics that rocked the Late Modern Period (1750-1945). In the year 1918, the world was unexpectedly affected by a massive surge in cases of the Spanish Flu (Influenza), an epidemic caused by the deadly H1N1 virus, which affected a staggering 500 million people, approximately a [...]