colonialism

India Says It Still Wants Back British Queen’s Crown Jewel

NEW DELHI, April 19 – India will make all possible efforts to get back the Koh-i-Noor Diamond from Britain despite comments by New Delhi’s solicitor general that the priceless jewel should stay with the former colonial ruler, the government said on Tuesday. India has repeatedly demanded that Britain return the 105-carat diamond, which was presented

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A Colonial Canvas: The Art of Shahzia Sikander

BY Bilal Qureshi Nestled above the glittering, modernist skyscrapers of downtown Hong Kong is an isolated remnant of the city’s fading colonial past. In the mid-19th century, at the height of its imperial power, the British army built the Old Victoria Barracks to produce explosives and ammunition for the empire’s eastern wing. For a city that

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