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What would you gamble for a better life?

Many people of the British Empire were ready to risk anything for a better future. People emigrating to India endured a three-month voyage on ships that were tossed about like corks. Then, they had to cope with conditions so foreign … Continue reading

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The great photographic adventurers of 19th Century India

I recently attended a meeting of the Historical Photographic Society andĀ  had the pleasureĀ  of seeing an image by one of my favourite Victorian adventurer-photographers. Samuel Bourne dragged his heavy wooden camera and tripod across rivers, deserts, up and down … Continue reading

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Shadows of Empire

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A short video by Alan McKee

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Crime in Victorian India: the Incredible Cult of Murder and the Drug Trade

Cult members of thuggee For three hundred years, the subcontinent harboured one of the most incredible religions conceived by the mind of man: Thuggee, the cult that gave it’s members a divine duty to commit murder. The mythological story of … Continue reading

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