Food Files: How fruit preservation in India married Mughal influence with local produce, customs to create new traditions
Far from being a homogeneous inherited lexicon, the methods with which fruit in India is preserved today is a textured reflection of centuries of invasions, colonisation and trade and maritime routes that have married the lay of the land and pre-existing dietary predilections with absorbed techniques.
On World Water Day 2021, taking a walk through Delhi and understanding its shifts of history through water
The history of Delhi can be told as a story of water.
White Mughals, Whitewashing, Whitesplaining: The neo-colonial manipulation of our history by its self-appointed gatekeepers
As long as we allow people with colonial mentalities to act as the self-appointed gatekeepers of our own history, culture, and knowledge systems, placing them upon a pedestal because of their accents or social circles, the process of decolonisation is incomplete.
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.
Shivaji Maharaj Death Anniversary 2019: Twitterati marks 339 years since Maratha king's demise, pays tribute
Sending out a message to stop crimes against women, the Maharashtra Information Centre's tweet spoke about how Shivaji was a "dependable supporter of women and their honour", one who opposed "violence, harassment of women."
A mughal image commemorating a spring evening shared between two male companions leads us to the 13th century, a journey back into the openness of artistic expression
Hindu Sena pays tribute to Queen Victoria on death anniversary, hails empress for freeing India from 'autocratic Mughals'
The Hindu Sena had celebrated the birthday of US President Donald Trump with a cake weighing 7.1 kg in New Delhi in 2017.
MoS Giriraj Singh demands name-change for places associated with Mughals, accuses objectors of having 'slave mindset'
Giriraj Singh appreciated Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath's initiative in this direction.
The rivalry and conflict between Rajputs and Mughals, between Maharana Pratap and Emperor Akbar was not as tempestuous and bitter as it is made out to be today.
A day after announcing its intention to go solo in the 2019 Lok Sabha and Maharashtra Assembly polls, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday blamed the BJP for its decision.
The Maharashtra education board has revised history textbooks for classes VII and IX, removing almost all traces of the rule of the Mughals and the monuments they built, instead focusing on the Maratha Empire founded by Shivaji
75th anniversary of Quit India Movement: Sharad Yadav says tampering with history not good for nation
Janata Dal United leader Sharad Yadav on Wednesday said the ongoing episodes involving tampering with the history will not be in the interest of the nation.
An erasure of Mughals from some parts of the curriculum in education in Maharashtra will not just harm students but also the legacy of the Maratha empire.
There has been a steady movement to remove Mughals from history textbooks across the country and replace that space with text on Hindu rulers.
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
Inedible India and Mad Mughal Memes use Indian paintings in their posts, resulting in humour and an evolved discussion around this art form.
the Archaeological Survey of India would rather have you experience the Taj Mahal along with a thousand others in dusty-hot Agra where temperatures touch 40 degrees in summer
History is about facts from sources that are respected or trusted by historians. But the protests over Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati shows that historical issues today are rarely about facts and always about inferences and ideologies.
Rather than being viewed as pests, a pigeon in Pakistan is sometimes considered a champion of endurance who evoke a passionate following across the country