Mubarak Ali

Past present: Cry freedom

As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. — Abraham Lincoln

Past present: End of feudalism

While the feudal system dominates our politics, culture and society, we still live in medieval times

Past present: Missing ingredients

The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall. — Che Guevara

Past present: Historians and heritage

From Herodotus to the History Channel, it’s important to know the past in order to understand the present and change the

Past present: Understanding Azad

He went from being a Pan-Islamist who was considered responsible for introducing the Ulema to politics to a nationalist.

Past present: Identity cri­ses

Are we in­ca­pa­ble of han­dling our own is­sues or is the need for for­eign dic­ta­tion a na­tion­al trait?

Past present: As the Romans do

An imbalance between the rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics — Plutarch

Past present: Heaven on earth

In every era, religious extremists have tried and failed to implement their version of utopio.

Past present: ‘Just’ war

History records the horrors and destruction of wars for posterity. Epic poems such as Mahabharata and Iliad portray...