Mubarak Ali

Blood ties

Dynasties have a sell-by date, after which they lose potency and relevance Published Dec 07, 2014 07:10am

The spirit of the small town

While stories of the city loom large in history, tales of the town go unrecorded. Updated Nov 30, 2014 01:25pm

Writing the history of Sindh

Modern historiography requires emphasis on the contribution of common people in shaping history from below. Updated Nov 23, 2014 07:13am

Guilt and redemption

The discipline of history became a tool for materialising the dream of German unity. Updated Nov 16, 2014 07:29am

Adapt and innovate

Japan could teach us a thing or two about learning from others. Updated Nov 09, 2014 06:43am

The age of the sage

In the ancient Greek civilisation, people used to worship a number of gods and goddesses. Updated Nov 02, 2014 07:01am

When democracy fails

After de-colonisation, most Asian and African countries were unable to stabilise democratic institutions. Published Oct 26, 2014 06:38am

Reassessing the Mughals

History is full of examples of religious bigotry of being shunned to accommodate marginalised communities in mainstream. Updated Oct 19, 2014 08:18am

Building blocks

Is our architecture and town-planning reflective of our chaotic thought and dying aesthetics? Published Oct 12, 2014 07:13am

Past present: Mind over matter

From the time of the Greek philosophers to the present day, faith and knowledge have been in a love-hate relationship. Published Sep 06, 2014 11:39am

Role reversal

By ignoring the past and learning no lessons from history, the oppressed transform into oppressors Published Aug 31, 2014 06:21am