Most people remember Mother Teresa as a tiny, frail, Catholic nun in a white habit; her weathered face lined with deep creases. She was always seen tending to the poor, sick and dying in India, or other Third World countries, usually with an impossibly warm smile on her face. But there was so much more to this determined, faith-driven woman than just that singular image.
In 18th century India, the power of the Mughal Empire lay in the despotic hands of the Nawabs, or provincial princes. At the same time, the British and French East India Companies had built competing commercial empires on the lucrative sub-continent. The British had established a port and trading hub at Kolkata (Calcutta) and builtContinue reading “The Black Hole of Calcutta’s Infamous Night of Horror”