Prasenjit Basu seeks to free Asia’s history from what he perceives to be the coloured lens of European colonists.

Asia’s ordeal with colonialism

10 min read . 01 Dec 2017
This idea of providing mathematical proofs to shore up what in truth are random predictions has always been with us and will always stay. Photo: iStockphoto

Globalization is alive and well

4 min read . 24 Nov 2016
An illustration from the book.<br />

The war of the colonizers

5 min read . 01 Jul 2016
Dakshinapatha: A Souther Odyssey, conceptualized to mark the third anniversary of Gallery Veda in Chennai, is a collection of illustrations of South India from the late 1700s to mid-1800s. Photographs: Nathan G/Mint<br />

A show for history buffs

5 min read . 23 Nov 2015
<br />Shashi Tharoor has pushed open<br /> the door to a more nuanced engagement with the colonial chapter of our history. Photo: Pradeeep Gaur/Mint<br />

Déjà View | Show me the money

4 min read . 24 Jul 2015
The Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate, New Delhi. Photo: Thinkstock<br />

Why did we fight the war?

4 min read . 28 Jun 2014
Nayantara Sahgal. Photo: Sunil Saxena/ Hindustan Times<br />

Truth teller

3 min read . 21 Jun 2014
Two British ladies in early 20th century India. Photo courtesy: Images of Empire/Universal Images Group via Getty Images<br />

Casting their nets

2 min read . 06 Dec 2012
<br />The Relentless Revolution:Norton, 494 pages,$29.95 (around Rs1,335).<br />

The market god

2 min read . 24 Apr 2010