In 1856, East Indian Railway Company workers summoned General Alexander Cunningham to the Indus River Valley site, where they had uncovered the ruins of an ancient city. The archaeologists who had...

In 1682, Queen Mangammal (d. 1704) of the southern Indian kingdom of Madurai Nayak did the unthinkable: she abstained from becoming a Suttee–a widow immolates herself during or after her husband’s...