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Saturday, November 27, 2021

Mahmood Farooqui

The writer is a historian, translator and dastangoi performer

A different kind of secularist
Mon, Jun 08, 2015

Mujeeb Rizvi was a scholar-teacher who fought the pundits and the bigots

Lighting up a century
Thu, Apr 23, 2015

How Chris Bayly redeemed modern Indian history from a damning critique

The Monarch of Monarchs
Sat, Jul 02, 2011

A historically accurate and engaging novel on emperor Akbar.

War Correspondence
Sat, Dec 19, 2009

Comparing 1857 and the American Civil War is admirable,but the end result is far from satisfactory....

Old Route to the Taj
Sat, Oct 03, 2009

The most skilful engineers and artists must be aware that the fame of Emperors rises with their lofty edifices. Thus the well known saying,‘the names...

Redeeming a Pledge
Wed, Aug 17, 2005

While discussing the future of an independent India, in a letter to Nehru in 1945, Gandhi wrote: ‘‘There should be equality betwee...

Labouring in an Illiberal Society
Sat, Jul 30, 2005

In the first volume of Das Capital, Karl Marx writes: ‘‘A cannot be ‘your majesty’ to B unless at the same time majesty ...

Forgiven and forgotten
Wed, Sep 24, 2003

Salman Khan is back in action. Tere Naam , his first film in some time, has been declared a hit in some quarters. A music video has been rel...

Baba Karanth as I did not know him…
Tue, Nov 05, 2002

I met B.V. Karanth only once. I was working as a TV reporter and needed a soundbite on the dramatic reception of Shakespeare in India. It wa...