“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
While we have more digital conversations than a real tête-à-tête over a real cup of tea, talk shows on TV are verbal
Nations must learn to live to together in peace and harmony
Dining is the privilege of civilisation … The nation which knows how to dine has learnt the leading lesson of progress.
As societies become historically conscious and standards of research and writing progress, history writing moves closer
In search of moral legitimacy, European imperialism finds justification in history
The best way to preserve historical heritage is to share it with others
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them — Galileo Galilei
How do you want your democracy? Well done, medium or rare?