Organised loot & plunder called trade

Review of The Ascent of John Company: From Traders to Rulers (1756-1787)  By G S Cheema. How on earth did a group of traders get the better of an empire and establish themselves as masters of a nation? Not quite by playing cricket. In the 28 years it took them to subvert the Mughal Empire and establish themselves, we “see human …

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Sikh Heritage Ethos & Relics

The book Sikh Heritage: Ethos and Relics, which Bhayee Sikandar Singh and I have co-authored, is now in its second print. Critics have been kind to us, readers have bought the book in large numbers, what more could we ask for? The book was released by Mrs Gursharan Kaur, wife of the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, on December 24, …