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The East India Company and the Natural World

Given the single-minded purpose of the East India Company, it is hardly surprising that it should put everything in service of its profits — everything. I am only now learning the full contours of its terrible legacy: the millions dead of famine in Bengal, the industries destroyed, the conflict fomented, the culture and knowledge denigrated, the uprisings horribly put down. 1.229 more words

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Odd Blooms

One of the reasons I enjoy spring and summer is having the opportunity to see a wide variety of flowers. While I do not get tired of seeing roses, tulips, and other common flowers during these seasons and throughout the year, I want to showcase some exotic, unusual flowers in this week’s post. 645 more words

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