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Mirza Ghalib: The movie was the perfect marriage of the poet’s words with Suraiya’s voice

When Jawaharlal Nehru told her she had brought Ghalib's soul back to life with this movie, he was not exaggerating.

Dara Shukoh had a dream. And it was about Ram

This dream was prompted by something the prince had recently read. Its author was Dara Shukoh’s contemporary Shaikh Sufi, a mystic Mughal official.
Maharana Sangram Singh Riding a Prize Stallion | 1712 | The Met Museum

Art to sacrifices: How the horse became important in 18th century India

Horses in the 18th century even had their own portraits and manuals. This was also the time the Mughal empire was declining.
Arjun Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt and Kriti Sanon in posters of Panipat | Facebook

Panipat was a bloody military debacle for Marathas. Will patriotism-high India see the film?

Panipat, releasing 6 December, the day Babri Masjid was demolished in Ayodhya, is about battle that Amit Shah said ‘paved way for foreigners to enter India’.
The last Mughal ruler, Bahadur Shah Zafar | Commons

Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last Mughal who would rather have been a poet

The last Mughal wrote beautiful ghazals while in exile in Yangon, where he spent his last days.

Kashmir, Bengal, Malwa: Akbar justified invasions by claiming he was freeing people

Akbar’s chroniclers wrote that the Mughal emperor felt preservation of the condition of the subjects of a region was his moral obligation as a just ruler.
Nur Jahan

How Mughal Empire’s most powerful woman tried to keep man behind Taj Mahal from his throne

Ruby Lal's new book chronicles the life of Nur Jahan, India's most celebrated empress about whom shockingly little is known.

Babur led a life of remorse and tragedy, claims new book

American historian Stephen Dale goes to great lengths to uncover Babur the man and ruler, the strategist, and the patron of arts.

On Camera

File photo | Natasha Narwal with her father Mahavir Narwal | By special arrangement

Tale of 2 Indian fathers — one who stands by his daughter in jail, another who disowned his

Natasha Narwal was arrested for ‘conspiring’ Delhi violence and Amulya Leona for saying ‘Hindustan Zindabad, Pakistan Zindabad’. But how their dads reacted tells a lot about India today.
Representational image | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

All about Odisha’s new credit scheme for 7 lakh landless farmers, a ‘first’ in India

Under the ‘Balaram’ scheme, the Odisha government will provide credit worth Rs 1,040 crore to 7 lakh landless farmers in the next two years.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Army slams ‘malicious’ claims on Leh hospital visited by PM, says troops get best treatment

Army said troops injured at Galwan are being treated in a repurposed hall that is part of the hospital complex as some wards have been made isolation facilities.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.