Legacy of the Raj

Legacy of the RajMihir BosePublished 23 April 2009Born in Mumbai, Mihir Bose has won numerous awards for his wide-ranging journalism over four decades. Now the BBC’s sports editor, he reflects here on democracy in India – and asks if the British really wanted their former colony to survive As last viceroy, Lord Mountbatten (in white…

The Rise of Religious Extremism in Pakistan

By AMICUS: In Pakistan, the relation between Islam and state has been a matter of great controversy. From the time of its inception, the opinion in the country has remained divided as to whether Pakistan is to be an Islamic/‘shariah’ state or a ‘modern’/‘secular’ Muslim-majority state. The roots of this controversy could be traced to…