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ART & CULTURE

 |  6-minute read
Ancient India, Medieval India, Mughal, Travelling

A king, a noble, a common man: Tracking three travellers of the Mughal era

How one travels has always been a statement of wealth and social status.

VARIETY

 |  7-minute read
BJP, Mughal, Deen dayal upadhyaya, Mughalsarai

Bye bye, Mughalsarai — new name, same old debate

By making the railway station’s renaming a fight between ‘secular’ and ‘communal’ history, India’s Linen Liberals lost it again.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Aurangzeb, Mughal, Rakhi, Rakshabandhan

How a Hindu woman came to tie a rakhi to a Mughal emperor

This is a tragic story of love and loss, and at the heart of it is India’s Ganga-Jumni culture.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Rajputs, Mughal, Akbar, Rana Pratap

Pitting Rana Pratap against Akbar is harmful for national unity

Moderate Muslims in India need a medieval role model. That role model is the great Mughal emperor.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Mughal, Rana Pratap, Rajputs, Akbar

If Rana Pratap is the true icon of India's patriotism, Akbar is of syncretic culture

The Mughal emperor should be hailed for putting an end to 300 years of persecution of Hindus.