Few Victorian imperial 'hero' figures survive the scrutiny of the post-colonial age, but John Nicholson's lust for blood led to a strange twist.
An academic article that asserted the benefits of colonialism caused an outcry and resulted in calls for its removal. A post-colonial expert explains why.
Section 377, which criminalises homosexuality, could finally be relegated to the history books.
How one member of the Indian Civil Service coped with being a colonial usurper.
Intellectuals of the time saw the British Empire as the heir to the civilising influence of ancient Rome.