Niall Ferguson: ‘the empire writes back’?

This spat in the LRB is not the normal mode of operations of academic debate (even the nastiest are conducted on far more serious terms than this).  The ferocity of Ferguson’s response, the accusatory tone, the immediate recourse to the threat of the English Libel courts, all of this points to the very sharp political edge to this debate.

[see this to make some sense of the title of this post]

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History Workshop: Bollywood & Indian Nationalism

This fantastic post from Madhu Singh on History Workshop Online brilliant deals with a less well remembered act of resistance to British Imperial hegemony in Indian (well Bengal/ Bangladesh) and the use of the memory of this event in contemporary culture.

Indian Independence: From The British Library

The British Library has an amazing array of material available on-line and this exploration of Indian Independence is a useful short guide to the topic.

 

Mechanical organ – Tippoo’s Tiger – Victoria & Albert Museum – Search the Collections

Tipu’s Tiger from Six to Start on Vimeo.

Mechanical organ – Tippoo’s Tiger – Victoria & Albert Museum – Search the Collections.

Tipu’s Tiger

 

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