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Shahid Amin

Shahid Amin is a retired professor of history.

A Bitter Aftertaste
Sat, May 12, 2018

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.

Listen To Champaran’s People
Sun, Apr 16, 2017

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 Key is to Keep Writing
Sat, Jan 21, 2017

The story of the typewriter in India told through street typists, hacks outside courts and much-loved writers

Book review – The Tears of the Rajas: Mutiny, Money and Marriage in India, 1805-1905
Sat, Aug 22, 2015

A chronicle of imperial rule in 19th century India, largely through the life and times of a clan of redoubtable Lowland Scots.

Higher education, higher meddling
Sat, Apr 04, 2015

No quick-fixes can help public universities if successive governments exercise power unbridled by reason.