Priya Satia

Priya Satia is the Raymond A. Spruance Professor of International History at Stanford. Her most recent book is Time’s Monster: History, Conscience and Britain’s Empire.

A Few Heroic Men: Naoroji’s Tactics

Priya Satia, 9 September 2021

In​ 1841 Thomas Carlyle declared that ‘the History of the world is but the Biography of great men.’ Soon after, Thomas Babington Macaulay, a policymaker in British India as well as a historian, wrote that ‘a people which takes no pride in the noble achievements of remote ancestors will never achieve anything worthy to be remembered with pride by remote descendants.’...

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