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Colonial Crimes

1493 CE: The Pope asserts rights to colonize, convert, and enslave

In 1493 CE, Pope Alexander VI issued a papal bull or decree, “Inter Caetera," in which he authorized Spain and Portugal to colonize the...

‘Dismantling Global Hindutva’ event an academic assault on Hindu Dharma

Hindu Dharma has long been under the assault by western academia since the dawn of the colonial era of European supremacism, in which western...

African netizens slam ‘The Economist’ for romanticising colonial-era bureaucrats

In its July 31 edition, The Economist included a review of the book, ‘In the Forest of No Joy’ by J.P. Daughton.  The book...

More graves of native children who died in Canadian Christian schools found

More than 160 unmarked graves have been found near a former indigenous residential school in Canada's British Columbia province, according to a media report. The...

Sati: Reversing and reframing the colonial gaze

The most effective way to destroy a people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history. --George Orwell  (1903-1950) Knowledge  and power...

पश्चिम से आई डायन कुप्रथा से ग्रस्त है झारखंड

झारखंड में डायन के शक के आरोप में 5 लोगों की हत्या कर दी गयी है, जिसमें एक पांच साल का बच्चा भी शामिल...

When E.V. Ramasamy aka ‘Periyar’ called for Nazi-style genocide of Brahmin Hindus

One of the most controversial figures of 20th century Bharat is E.V. Ramasamy (EVR), founder of the 'Dravidian Movement' who is also known by...

Colonizers were monsters in their own time

The nine-year-olds taken as sex slaves by Christopher Columbus were not like ‘this is a great guy’. While they were being raped or beaten and thrown overboard, they...

Why did Englishmen and British Royalty wear powdered wigs?

One of the most intriguing questions about colonial era Britain was the practise of wearing golden wigs, a tradition that the British judiciary still...

Venereal Disease and the Prostitution Policy of the British Raj

The first known references to syphilis and its treatment in India are found in the Bhavaprakasa, a mid-sixteenth-century text, written by Bhavamisra, an ayurvedic...

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