The History Files #49: British Colonialism in India

1 hour 16 mins - Published Tue, Apr 19, 2016 by David Baker, Gordon Frye and Nancy Frye

This week, we are joined by special guest David S. Baker as we don our pith helmets and visit the phenomenon that is and was British Colonialism in India. We tried to keep this episode under an hour but failed. From ancient technologies to race relations to the origins of Steampunk, there’s just too much to talk about.

Because it turned out to be very difficult to find much about Pedro Alonso O’Crouley y O’Donnelly anywhere online, we uploaded some scans from a facsimile of his book on Gordon’s blog.

Notes: During the interview we talked about the discovery of Ainu-like ancient remains in a cave in Nevada. The actual location is the Spirit Cave, not Lovelock Cave, although both are near Fallon, NV. Also, David informs me that he accidentally moved a decimal point when talking about the numbers of Indians who served in the British army. It should be 2.5 million, not “20 million”.

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