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Mughal Empire

The Sword of Shivaji

Manu S Pillai

Bringing the legend of the warrior king to a new generation

Order and Chaos

How the Mughal and the British colonial influences come together in Indian gardens

For the Love of the Taj

Is the revisionist appraisal of the country’s most celebrated monument dislodging it from its cultural perch?

The Chhatrapati’s Chutzpah

Aurangzeb’s persecution of Hindus provided the ethical and cultural premise for Shivaji’s rebellion

A Curry in Time

There is no single, pure Indian way of cooking and eating

Crimson City

To follow in the footsteps of real and imagined characters in Old Delhi is to discover its cosmopolitan nature

Akbarnama: Peace with All

The Akbarnama continues to be relevant not because it valorises one man but rather because it echoes the tenet of unity in diversity

The Diplomat Doctor

The Venetian who chronicled the Mughal Empire

Freedom through Bhakti

The aesthetics of Indian politics VI

The Garden of Ghalib

Scholars continue to chase the motives and metaphors of the poet

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