Madhulika Liddle

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Rediscovering an emperor

Of the first six Mughal emperors—from Babar to Aurangzeb—almost each has acquired a distinct position in the popular imagination.

22 Dec 2018

A love story like no other

Part of a well-known Sanskrit hymn invokes the names of five venerated heroines from Hindu mythology, according to them the status of being able to wipe away the sins of devotees.

15 Dec 2018

Walking Hand in Hand with the Doomed

The ‘Nameless’, a beggar in Cairo, with a murky past. Josef Hoffman, a German living in Prague, who saw—and in his own way, participated in—the Jewish Holocaust.

29 Nov 2018

Kolkata brought alive

Worth a read, especially for those who have had the good luck to have ever visited Kolkata. And for those who haven’t, this could be a means of armchair travel.

15 Sep 2018

'Illiberal India: Gauri Lankesh and the Age of Unreason': A sharp look at India today

Woven in with the history of Gauri Lankesh’s life is the country’s history.

14 Jul 2018