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Food Files: How fruit preservation in India married Mughal influence with local produce, customs to create new traditions
Lifestyle

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.

White Mughals, Whitewashing, Whitesplaining: The neo-colonial manipulation of our history by its self-appointed gatekeepers
India

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
Life

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
Life

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
India

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."

The garden that celebrates the many shades of love
India

The garden that celebrates the many shades of love

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'
Politics

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'
India

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.

Maharana Pratap and Akbar: Despite lifelong enmity, the two adversaries had much in common
India

Maharana Pratap and Akbar: Despite lifelong enmity, the two adversaries had much in common

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.

Shiv Sena says BJP's sidelining of NDA allies is the reason for going solo in the 2019 elections
Politics

Shiv Sena says BJP's sidelining of NDA allies is the reason for going solo in the 2019 elections

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.

Maharashtra textbooks' 'erasure' of Mughals: History is being held hostage by politics
Life

Maharashtra textbooks' 'erasure' of Mughals: History is being held hostage by politics

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
India

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.

Maharashtra board's erasure of Mughals from history books will weaken legacy of Maratha empire
India

Maharashtra board's erasure of Mughals from history books will weaken legacy of Maratha empire

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.

Mughals disappearing from textbooks across the country as history seems subject to change
India

Mughals disappearing from textbooks across the country as history seems subject to change

There has been a steady movement to remove Mughals from history textbooks across the country and replace that space with text on Hindu rulers.

Audrey Truschke on row over Aurangzeb book: 'I remain committed to dispassionate history'
Life

Audrey Truschke on row over Aurangzeb book: 'I remain committed to dispassionate history'

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

Mad Mughal Memes, Inedible India are changing how we see classical Indian art
Life

Mad Mughal Memes, Inedible India are changing how we see classical Indian art

Inedible India and Mad Mughal Memes use Indian paintings in their posts, resulting in humour and an evolved discussion around this art form.

The Taj Mahal by moonlight is magic; but ASI isn't encouraging you to experience it
Life

The Taj Mahal by moonlight is magic; but ASI isn't encouraging you to experience it

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

Padmavati row: The real challenge with the narrative on Rani Padmini and Rajput identity
India

Padmavati row: The real challenge with the narrative on Rani Padmini and Rajput identity

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.

Watch these Pakistani pigeon racers as their dreams take flight
World

Watch these Pakistani pigeon racers as their dreams take flight

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