It’s a throwback to the Mughal age: a culture of entitlement and grandiose displays of wealth pushes society towards.
Dynasties have a sell-by date, after which they lose potency and relevance
While stories of the city loom large in history, tales of the town go unrecorded.
Modern historiography requires emphasis on the contribution of common people in shaping history from below.
The discipline of history became a tool for materialising the dream of German unity.
Japan could teach us a thing or two about learning from others.
In the ancient Greek civilisation, people used to worship a number of gods and goddesses.
After de-colonisation, most Asian and African countries were unable to stabilise democratic institutions.
History is full of examples of religious bigotry of being shunned to accommodate marginalised communities in mainstream.
Is our architecture and town-planning reflective of our chaotic thought and dying aesthetics?
When truth is replaced by silence, the silence is a lie. — Yevgeny Yevtushenko
When a father, brother, husband or son dies at war, no medals, tributes and memorials can bring him back to his family
After the World War I ended, burial of the dead was a pressing question for the authorities.
“They are but beggars that can count their worth.” — William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
From the time of the Greek philosophers to the present day, faith and knowledge have been in a love-hate relationship.
By ignoring the past and learning no lessons from history, the oppressed transform into oppressors
Does Sufi culture benefit society or is it in fact a regressive force?
We Spaniards know a sickness of the heart that only gold can cure. — Hernan Cortez
When religious homogeneity is imposed by the state, it is the nation that suffers
Poetry appeals to the emotions, while prose appeals to the intellect