An illustration of Fort St. George, a factory in Madras, that was seized by Mughal forces — Wikimedia Commons

Child’s War: The First Anglo-Indian Confrontation

A conflict between the East India Company and the Mughals from 1686 to 1690 that has nothing to do with children.

After Vasco da Gama discovered a new sea route to the East in 1498, European countries started setting up trading companies — an occupation long dominated by the Arabs and the Italians. The…



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