Shahid Amin is a retired professor of history.
The great Greek conqueror Alexander’s soldiers are said to have marvelled, in 326 BC, at Indian cane sugar — “honey without bees”, as they put it. Several Hindustani sayings link the consumption of sugar with auspicious occasions.
The voices of Champaran’s peasants have been drowned in the white noise of history since 1917. Their testimonies are now being transcribed at the Sabarmati ashram.
The story of the typewriter in India told through street typists, hacks outside courts and much-loved writers
A chronicle of imperial rule in 19th century India, largely through the life and times of a clan of redoubtable Lowland Scots.
No quick-fixes can help public universities if successive governments exercise power unbridled by reason.