Cricket, curry and cups of tea

As Queen Victoria's friendship with her Indian attendant is explored in the new film Victoria and Abdul, Shompa Lahiri examines how the queen helped popularise India's cultural influence on all areas of British society, from polo to pyjamas...

Indian princes and British Army officers in the Hyderabad contingent polo team, c1880. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

This article was first published in the October 2017 issue of BBC History Magazine.

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