The Theft of India describes the various European conquests of India that followed the discovery of a sea-route from Europe to India by Vasco da Gama for the Portuguese in 1498, going through to the capture of Bengal for the British by Robert Clive in 1757. It overturns much current distorted history - history that has buried the oppression of the Indians.
A novel based on the life of Catherine Cooke.
Catherine, an impetuous thirteen year-old girl, sails with her family from England to India in 1709. Her father is an officer in the army of the East India Company. Catherine dreams of Calcutta balls and meeting handsome young men, but her mother has different plans .
In June 1992, author Roy Moxham did a very strange thing: he wrote to a bandit in an Indian jail. Phoolan Devi was the controversial and charismatic 'Bandit Queen' hailed as a modern-day Robin Hood in the villages surrounding Delhi. In revenge for her own gang rape, her followers killed 20 high-caste Indians, which led to her surrender and imprisonment.
The Great Hedge of India is a book of history and travel. It tells of my chance discovery, in 1995, of a reference to a gigantic 1500-mile long hedge that the British had grown across nineteenth-century India.
Tea came late to popularity in England—after its arrival in Portugal, Holland, and France—but it quickly became a national obsession. And business. Tea gardens and tea shops sprang up everywhere in seventeenth-century England. Demand soon spread to the colonies, where the heavy taxation on tea led to smuggling on a massive scale and, in the New World, cost England her American empire.
A Brief History Of Tea tells the story of tea, from its discovery by the Chinese, to the first British imports in the seventeenth century, through to the present day.
An updated edition of 'Tea - Addiction, Exploitation and Empire,' 2003