Opinion  /  Published 15.07.21

Disturbing implications of Stan Swamy's death

The custodial death of Father Stan Swamy, a physically frail octogenarian social worker, left me thinking, as a citizen, about its larger significance. It is obviously something to be deeply ashamed a...
By Anup Sinha

Opinion  /  Published 16.06.21

Clio and the curriculum

We love to hear stories about our past. They shape our identity and define our relationships with others. And, yet, history is one of the most ignored subjects in school and very few students want to ...
By Amman Madan

West Bengal  /  Published 21.01.20

An assemblage of two cultures

Had Dara Shukoh become Mughal emperor instead of his “pugnacious” brother, Aurangzeb, India’s history could have taken a different course. Historians, academics, fiction and non-fiction writers ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 15.12.18

How Robert Clive raided India for the Company

In June 1744, the 19-year-old Clive arrived not in Calcutta but in the Company’s oldest settlement, Fort St. George in modern-day Chennai. Here he spent the next two years fidgeting as, seated at a ...
By Alex Rutherford

Culture  /  Published 11.08.18

Aurangzeb's villainisation is bad history

By Upala Sen


Opinion  /  Published 15.09.19

The austere beauty of Aurangzeb's tomb

Unlike the potholed and cratered road to the Ajanta caves from Aurangabad, the drive to the Ellora caves is surprisingly smooth. Apart from a couple of Paithani sari looms and accompanying shops where...
By Soumitra Das

India  /  Published 29.08.19

August: This month, that year

2018: Outdoor fitness equipment is installed at various intersections in New Town to give commuters the option of working out while waiting for public transport....
By The Telegraph in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 26.03.20

A lost history of resistance from the Mughal past

Amita Kanekar’s novel is set in the time of the Mughal emperor, Aurangzeb, in the latter half of the 17th century. Kanekar has offered a fine piece of work, writing things historians cannot. The bru...
By Raziuddin Aquil

Books  /  Published 13.02.19

You’ve got mail: Letters from historical figures

Written History: Letters that Changed the World, By Simon Sebag Montefiore, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, Rs 600...
By TCA Srinivasa Raghavan

Opinion  /  Published 08.07.19

Lessons from Mughal history

Ahmad Shah ascended the Mughal throne at the young age of 22 in 1748. He was the seventh ruler within a span of 40 years after the death of the last great Mughal ruler, Aurangzeb, in 1707. The incapac...
By Prakhar Singh


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