Now that I have free time (hahaha) I would like to do some fun reading. I was wondering if anyone had recs for nonfiction on histories of Postcolonial cultures (esp former British colonies). I'm a scientist and took exactly two history classes in college I think?, so I'm looking for something that doesn't assume a knowledge of the field.

I've read some fiction in this area, but not nonfiction. To be clear, I'm looking for things like Maximum City by Suketu Mehta but maybe less narrative and more meta-analysis type things?

Eta: Southeast Asia is particularly interesting to me, but anything goes. Maybe even the Portuguese in SE Asia?

To be clear, I'm interested in how colonial history has shaped modern cultures / how people borrow and or reconcile things.