Mughal history is so much more interesting when seen through the art and literature patronised and inspired by the emperors
Lincoln followed Douglas on his campaign trail, goading him from the audience
Kuldip Nayar’s memoirs, really a personalised history of contemporary India, are a good read. But his apologies and retractions since its publication do justice neither to his book nor his reputation as a journalist
A dispassionate history of sex and the powerful mythologies that have surrounded it down the ages
The director of the British Museum managed to draw 18 million people away from their tellies, enticing them back to the radio. Here’s how
Diana Preston on writing Mughal thrillers with her husband, the fun of pseudonyms and ethics of fictionalising history.