Mubarak Ali

Past Present: Legends and myths

Not always separating fact from fiction, the Greeks were the first to start writing the history of Europe Published 28 Aug, 2016 07:25am
Past present: Knowledge is power

Past present: Knowledge is power

Imperial hegemony of knowledge has made us intellectually inferior, lacking confidence in our ability to understand our Published 05 Jun, 2016 07:00am
Past present: Reconstructing the past

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 08 May, 2016 06:44am
Past present: Images of reconstruction

Past present: Images of reconstruction

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

Past present: Poet of the people

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

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 27 Mar, 2016 12:14pm
Past present: Voice of the common man

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 13 Mar, 2016 06:40am
Past present: The grand old man

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 28 Feb, 2016 06:32am
Divided by faith

Divided by faith

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

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 06 Dec, 2015 06:33am
Afraid of history

Afraid of history

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