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Mughal Empire

The Garden of Ghalib

Aditya Mani Jha

Scholars continue to chase the motives and metaphors of the poet

The Spice Route

What makes you enjoy your green chilli so much

From Agra to Moscow: The Baburnama’s long journey to Russia

While Russia’s State Museum of Oriental Art displays its impressive collection of Baburnama folios from the 1590s, Uzbekistan is happy to claim the legacy of the founder of the Mughal Empire

Sanskrit with a Persian Accent

It’s a language of the Muslim pasts too

The Sword And The Stylus

The Baburnama, one of the greatest memoirs in any language and of any age, is a testament to humanity in which the personal becomes universal

Babur’s Soul

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

Akbar’s Idea of India

The topical reverberations of Ira Mukhoty’s biography of the great Mughal

Historical Lives

TCA Raghavan redeems three masters of the past

The Parable of a Mughal Prince

What the story of Dara Shukoh says about our desire for kingship

Mughal Lite

Recent biographies of Jahangir and Nur Jahan may have made the royal couple more accessible, but they often slip into the realm of conjecture

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