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Sir Henry Craik had heard such glowing reports of Agra’s Taj Mahal,
that he was afraid it might prove to be an anticlimax.
by Sir Henry Craik 1846-1927
The First World War
John Buchan was moved by the way the nations of the British Empire volunteered for service in the Great War.
by John Buchan 1875-1940
The Battle of Plassey
Before Siraj ud-Daulah became Nawab of Bengal in 1756, his grandfather
begged him to keep the English sweet, and put no trust in Jafar Ali Khan. If he had only listened...
by Hari Chahan Das fl. 1745-1785
The Desolation of Delhi
In 1327, Mohammad bin Tughluq gave every man, woman and child in
Delhi just three days’ notice to quit.
by Ziauddin Barani 1285-1358
Thomas Pitt’s tenure as Governor of Madras was regarded as
a golden age, but what he is remembered for is his diamond.
by An Indian Mahomedan 1926
The Flight of the Beasts
A dozy rabbit gets an idea into his head and soon all the animals of India are running for their lives.
by Clay Lane based on a story from The Jataka Tales 4th century BC
The Copy Book
Think and Speak