Author: rajiv-shah

Business interests? Hindu bankers ‘helped’ Company Raj to flourish, colonize India

A new book, ‘The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company’, authored by well-known Scott historian William Dalrymple, has said that a major reason for the success of the East India Company (EIC), which “colonized” the country between 1600 and 1857, was the support it got from Indian financiers or moneylenders, including Jagat Seth of Calcutta, Gokul Das of Benaras and other “Hindu bankers” of Patna and Allahabad.

Land allocation to Dalits: A Feasible Option to End Oppression?

Photo Courtesy: Newsclick,inA major plank of young Jignesh Mevani, widely projected as the new Dalit icon of Gujarat, is that the state government should...

Gujarat No 1 in Development? Conflicting Indices in GOI Report

Two Separate Indices reveal that in Labour, Infrastructure, Economic conditions, and Governance, Gujarat is not Number OneA report by a top Delhi-based think tank,...