Essays

On this page you will find essays written by me.

E.L. Weeks, ‘Across the Pool to the Golden Temple of Amritsar’, painting oil on canvas, 50.8 x 76.2 cm, Amritsar 1882-1883.



The Sikhs of the Punjab in Post-1947 Politics and Fiction

An essay about the Sikhs of post 1947 India. This is an essay about how Sikhs are represented in the politics and how the political themes are also represented in the media and literature of post independence India.
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27-11-2021

Bettman, Door, ‘Indonesian President Achmad Sukarno Calming down Protesters’, photograph, 30,67 x 26,84 cm, Jakarta 17th of October 1952. 

Indonesië klaagt aan, Soekarno’s court defence

An essay about Indonesian independence leader Soekarno and a court case levied against him during 1930. This is an essay about how Soekarno defended himself against the accusations.
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27-11-2021


  Ulevich, Neal, ‘Mobs of Vietnamese people scale the wall of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, Vietnam, trying to get to the helicopter pickup zone, just before the end of the Vietnam War on April 29, 1975’, photograph, Saigon 29th of April 1975. 

The final days in Saigon, the American evacuation

An essay about why the American evacuation of Saigon on the 30th of April 1975 was so chaotic. This essay will look at National Security Council documents and witnesses testimonies to find out what went wrong.
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24-06-2021

Harvard Library, Cambridge MA, Hollis Images, access Widener Library EGS21, inventory-number EGS21.04, ‘Enoura, Numadzu’.


Johannis de Rijke a Dutch engineer in Japan (1873-1903)

An essay about Dutch engineer Johannis de Rijke and his work related to watermanagement during the late 19th and early 20th century. This is an essay about how a Dutch engineer influenced Japanese watermanagement.
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16-06-2021


Nagasaki Harbour, Kawahara Keiga (workshop of), c. 1833 – c. 1836.


The V.O.C., Rangaku and Japan

An essay about Sugita Genpaku Shôzô and his work related to medicine during the late 18th and early 19th century. This is an essay about how a Japanese scholar and physician influenced Japanese medicine.
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12-04-2021

Landing of Henry Hudson, 1609, at Verplanck Point, Robert Weir, c. 1859.

New Netherlands and the Iroquois Confederacy 1609-1664

An essay about the impact of the Old World on the New World. This is an essay about how the Dutch changed and influenced the Iroquois through trade.

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04-03-2021



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