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Babur’s Soul

William Dalrymple

The Mughal emperor not only established an extraordinary dynasty and set the tone for their future political, economic, aesthetic and humanistic triumphs, he also produced one of the most fascinating autobiographies ever written to record exactly how he did it

An American Tragedy

Have they lost faith and trust in the elected class?

Putting Tibet Back in Focus

Historian Claude Arpi goes beyond the British and Chinese narratives to examine older ties between India and the region

The Nuts and Bolts of History

A timely examination of the microfoundations of big political events

The Awakening

The Ram temple offers itself as an opportunity for a new generation to think for themselves about this wave of history and faith that has washed in, sweeping away a great amount of historical angst and refuse

Covid-19: The Reckoning

The shock of Covid-19 resulted from our cultural amnesia about past pandemics

Politics in Past Tense

The window Spike Lee opens in Da 5 Bloods gives America a vantage point to view the burning streets from a culturally correct angle

They, too, sang America

Four centuries of the African-American journey

Istanbul: Lost in Shifting Shadows

A city caught between the heretical seductions of modernity and the atavistic lures of medievalism

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