Mubarak Ali

Past present: Reconstructing the past

Since historical sources are the sum total of all evidence left behind by the past societies, to rewrite history, a Published May 08, 2016 06:44am

Past present: Images of reconstruction

“There is no single, eternal and immutable ‘truth’ about past events and their meaning.” — James M. McPherson, historian Published Apr 24, 2016 07:48am

Past present: Poet of the people

With his distinctive humanist sensibility, Nazir Akbarabadi stood apart from other poets of his time Published Apr 10, 2016 06:30am

Pastpresent: History she wrote

While male historians focused on war and bloodshed, Gulbadan Begum’s memoirs brought to light a softer image of Mughals. Updated Mar 27, 2016 12:14pm

Past present: Voice of the common man

“These are the times that try men’s souls.” This simple quote by Thomas Paine not only describes the beginnings of the Published Mar 13, 2016 06:40am

Past present: The grand old man

Dadabhai Naoroji was one of the founding members of the Indian National Congress, the first British Asian MP to be Published Feb 28, 2016 06:32am

Divided by faith

Religious conflict stems from failure of the nation-state Published Jan 03, 2016 06:51am

Past present: Tyranny of majority

Instead of treating nations as a whole, sometimes masses take rights away from the minority and even order them killed Published Dec 06, 2015 06:33am

Afraid of history

Swindon: I can’t believe it! What will history say? Burgoyne: History, Sir, will tell lies, as usual. Published Nov 22, 2015 07:20am

Empires of food

Dining is the privilege of civilisation … The nation which knows how to dine has learnt the leading lesson of progress. Published Oct 18, 2015 06:45am

Past present: Changing perspectives

As societies become historically conscious and standards of research and writing progress, history writing moves closer Published Oct 11, 2015 07:31am

Past present: Imperial intent

In search of moral legitimacy, European imperialism finds justification in history Published Oct 04, 2015 08:00am