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Oct 15, 2019
William Dalrymple on writing The Anarchy, his history of the East India Company's conquest of the subcontinentThrough William Dalrymple’s enjoyable history of the East India Company, a study in contrasts emerges: the juxtaposition of the Company’s rise in India with the Mughal empire’s collapse, the personalities of the emperor Shah Alam and Robert Clive, and quite importantly, the perception of the ‘Raj’ in India versus the reality of a corporate, profit-driven enterprise being at the helm.
Sep 20, 2019
William Dalrymple’s The Anarchy offers a vivid reconstruction of Indian history under East India CompanyWilliam Dalrymple's new book The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence and the Pillage of an Empire deals primarily with the East India Company, its history and doings in India, concluding with its final triumph when it defeated the Marathas and directly or indirectly controlled all of India under Richard Wellesley
Jul 19, 2019
Chandni Chowk: Recounting the past glory of Jahanara Begum’s moonlight square that turned to dustThough Chandni Chowk is a clumsy, congested market with narrow alleys today, it was once a glorious bazaar that housed Mughal amirs and was the centre of trade in Shahjahanabad. Sahapedia delves into the history of this chaotic bazaar that was built in 1650 by Jahanara Begum, daughter of Mumtaz Mahal and Emperor Shah Jahan, whose charm remains unmatched.
May 27, 2019
In The Camel Merchant of Philadelphia, Sarbpreet Singh writes about the colourful world of Maharaja Ranjit Singh's courtIn his historical non-fiction book, Sarbpreet Singh explores the conquests and foibles of the Sikh ruler, Ranjit Singh, the treasons endured by his regime and how the empire he built crumbled upon his death and fell into the lap of the East India Company.
Jan 25, 2019
ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2019: Award winning authors Ben Okri, Markus Zusak among speakers on Day 2At Jaipur, notable author Markus Zusak of the bestselling novel, The Book Thief and Nobel laureate Sri Venki Ramakrishnan are among the many notable figures in literature and science who will be present on the second day of the annual literary extravaganza
Dec 26, 2018
Takht: Karan Johar wanted film to be set in Mughal era for its 'love, lust, decadence, and violence'Takht will be written by Hussain Haidry (dialogue) and Sumit Roy (screenplay, dialogue).
Oct 15, 2018
Allahabad to be renamed Prayagraj: Yogi Adityanath's bid to wipe Akbar's name off Indian history is problematicSymbolism in denigrating a ruler like Akbar points towards a disturbing trend but that has been happening for quite sometime now. The BJP strategy is probably to belittle their (Muslim rulers and kings) importance and denounce them by "suspecting their 'Indian-ness'.
Sep 29, 2018
In the Mulberry Courtesan, Sikeena Karmali weaves the story of a young woman in Bahadur Shah Zafar's crumbling empireThe Mulberry Courtesan is a feminist book and yet Laale’s narrative is overshadowed by the twilight of the Mughal Empire
Aug 11, 2018
Takht: Karan Johar pulls off the biggest casting coup, chooses to give his writers their dueKaran Johar's next directorial Takht consists of a galaxy of stars but he still chose to throw ample light on the writers Hussain Haidry and Sumit Roy.
Jan 26, 2018
Rembrandt and Mughal miniatures: A look into the master artist's interest in Shah Jahan, AurangzebRembrandt's copies of Mughal paintings are a testament of not only to how highly this Indian art form was regarded by the Dutch, but also of how globalised the 17th century art world was | #FirstCulture