Ira Mukhoty on her book Akbar, and why the Mughal monarch remains, 'despite the current climate, a beloved figure'
In Akbar: The Great Mughal, writer Ira Mukhoty demystifies the 16th century ruler and sheds light on why he continues to hold sway on the culture and society of the subcontinent.
National Theatre's Dara examines life of the Mughal prince, showcases his socio-political relevance in contemporary discourse
In an uncomfortable dichotomy with some bearing on real-life perceptions of Muslims, Dara Shukoh is remembered as a translator of the Upanishads, and religiously syncretic to the core, whereas an archetypal Aurangzeb destroyed temples and imposed Jizya on non-Muslims even as he ruled by Sharia law.
Read an excerpt from Debasish Das' book on the Red Fort, a narrative that looks beyond the monument's architecture
In Red Fort: Remembering the Magnificent Mughals writer Debasish Das presents a multi-faceted cultural history of the Mughals. The following excerpt is taken from the chapter 'The Fort as a Spatial Representation of Mughal Heirarchy' and discusses how different apartments of the Fort were synchronised to suit the Emperor's daily routine.
A fascinating new history of Dara Shukoh delves into the life, ideas of Mughal scion who would have been king
An immensely fascinating subject, Dara Shukoh was a modern intellectual: a practicing Sufi, scholar, theologian, poet, calligrapher, chronicler, builder, connoisseur of the arts, and an indefatigable evangelist of syncretic ideas that were centuries ahead of his time
Sarmaya boasts of a collection of ancient coins, maps, and tribal art forms. It conducts workshops and outreach programmes in schools and colleges | #FirstCulture
Historian challenges Yogi Adityanath's statement that Taj Mahal 'has no connection with Indian culture'
Noted Mughal historian R Nath, who has written over 50 books and authored more than 200 research papers, accused the chief minister of belittling the genius and excellence of people and ignoring the contribution of Mughal rulers to Indian arts, culture and literature
We do not need to re-interpret Aurangzeb, for, revulsion for his conduct in the past cannot be misinterpreted as revulsion for people of his own faith in the present.
Historian Audrey Truschke says she wrote her book on Aurangzeb, which has triggered quite the backlash, because she felt there was a hunger among some in India for a balanced, historically-based view of the Mughal emperor
Their flagship show, Taj: A Story of Mughal India, will begin later this year.
In the book, Audrey Truschke tackles the demonisation of this Mughal emperor by people on social media; she has been accused of misleading readers and causing unrest.
William Dalrymple and Anita Anand spoke to Firstpost about how they uncovered the true history of the Kohinoor, the 'world's most infamous diamond'
Indian museums rarely lend to international exhibitions and rarely show the kind of touring exhibitions which form such a major part of the cultural life of other great capitals. It's a tragic situation