Not always separating fact from fiction, the Greeks were the first to start writing the history of Europe
After the decline of the Abbasids, new independent regional dynasties surfaced. The changing political climate also...
As time progressed, so did the various formats for documenting the past
With time, history writing evolved with different themes and cultural trends
In the absence of original manuscripts, court narratives are described as history
Imperial hegemony of knowledge has made us intellectually inferior, lacking confidence in our ability to understand our
Truth and facts take a beating when recording history becomes an act of theology
Since historical sources are the sum total of all evidence left behind by the past societies, to rewrite history, a
“There is no single, eternal and immutable ‘truth’ about past events and their meaning.” — James M. McPherson, historian
With his distinctive humanist sensibility, Nazir Akbarabadi stood apart from other poets of his time
While male historians focused on war and bloodshed, Gulbadan Begum’s memoirs brought to light a softer image of Mughals.
“These are the times that try men’s souls.” This simple quote by Thomas Paine not only describes the beginnings of the
Dadabhai Naoroji was one of the founding members of the Indian National Congress, the first British Asian MP to be
History gets made up as textbooks are tampered with to suit and serve the regime
Why are we telling our students stories that we know are false?
If people were able to read sacred texts in their own language, the church domination would crumble
Religious conflict stems from failure of the nation-state
Instead of treating nations as a whole, sometimes masses take rights away from the minority and even order them killed
Swindon: I can’t believe it! What will history say? Burgoyne: History, Sir, will tell lies, as usual.
Art and culture polish a society’s rough edges