Mughal Empire
West Bengal  /  Published 19.09.20

The evidence of guns that smoke no more

By Anasuya Basu in

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

World  /  Published 06.01.19

The dirge of Lahore’s nautch girls

Kiran remembers the days when she shimmied confidently across rooms adorned with plush velvet pillows and fine carpets, working alongside a troupe of trained musicians and commanding the attention of ...
By Maria Abi-Habib/New York Times News Service in Lahore

Books  /  Published 28.01.19

When China and India were surprisingly similar

What China and India Once Were: The Pasts That May Shape the Global Future, Edited by Sheldon Pollock and Benjamin Elman, Penguin Viking, Rs 799...
By TCA Srinivasa Raghavan in

Opinion  /  Published 10.05.19

Mughals: The invaders who came home

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By Debobroto Das in

Books  /  Published 07.02.19

The remarkable life of Mughal Empress Nur Jahan

Some exhilarating work on women and questions relating to gender in medieval and early modern India have emerged in recent decades, but no amount of writing is enough on the resourceful women who domi...
By Raziuddin Aquil in

Books  /  Published 23.04.20

Lessons on tolerance from the great Mughal

By Raziuddin Aquil in

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 in

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 in

Opinion  /  Published 23.03.20

Jadunath Sarkar: The knight of Clio

This year will be the 150th birth anniversary of the historian Jadunath Sarkar. He is now a forgotten figure but there was a time in the not-so-distant past when, as Dipesh Chakrabarty has noted in th...
By Rudrangshu Mukherjee in Kolkata


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