First paragraph: n late July 1766, the royal governor of Senegambia, Colonel Charles O’Hara, sent a dispatch to London outlining his hopes for the future of the colony. Newly-created out of the British territories on the Senegal and Gambia rivers in West Africa, Senegambia joined New France and the ceded islands of the Caribbean as the fruits of Britain’s triumph during the Seven Years War.
"There can be few more contentious subjects than the empire, and few artistic legacies more explosive. Now, Tate Britain is to hold the first major British exhibition of masterworks from the colonial period – and the results are revealing"
Approximately 1.3 million Indian soldiers served in World War One, and over 74,000 of them lost their lives. But history has mostly forgotten these sacrifices, which were rewarded with broken promises of Indian independence from the British government, writes Shashi Tharoor.
"Concerned at its broadest level with the question of how empires manage religious diversity, this article explores the incorporation of Roman Catholics into the British Empire between the 1760s and the 1820s. It examines British attitudes and policies toward Catholics in Minorca, Canada, Grenada, Trinidad, and Malta, demonstrating that while both anti-Catholicism and accommodation were evident, the trend was toward accepting and even supporting the practice and institutions of Roman Catholicism.
"This article places environmental history for the first time at the center of British India’s borderlands with a particular focus on the province of Sindh. Northern, or Upper, Sindh, defined by its proximity to mountainous tribal Balochistan, was an “external frontier,” whereas southeastern Sindh, located well within British India’s territorial boundaries, was an “internal frontier” where aridity and scarcity of population meant that there was little to support a strong state presence.
The article examines the politics of emotions, conversion, and childhood in the Danish Protestant Christian mission around the turn of the twentieth century in colonial South India. The emotional configuration of childhood that came to prevail in the Danish missionary community at this time was informed by a particular notion of the importance of intimate and tender feelings to the constitution of a rich Christian life. In order to win the children's hearts for Christ, they had to be treated gently, even lovingly.