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Mubarak Ali
Mubarak Ali

The writer is a veteran historian and scholar.

  • February 18, 2019

    Prisoners of the past

    Every nation has a past. It is the task of historians to reconstruct it on the basis of documents, folklore, monuments, and archaeological evidence...

  • February 11, 2019

    Cheese through the ages

    History-writing is changing and its scope expanding. A group of historians have shifted their attention from political history to the history of...

  • February 04, 2019

    The tragedy of Al-Andalus

    The defeat and victory of a nation is a common factor in the annals of history. Whenever the historians of a nation narrate victories, there is...

  • January 29, 2019

    No room for revenge

    In his maiden speech in parliament after he was elected president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela vehemently pronounced that he did not harbour...

  • January 21, 2019

    The East and the West

    Whenever our intellectuals compare the East with the West, they tend to admire and idealise the Western civilisation, with its developments in...

  • January 17, 2019

    The present changes the past

    What happened in the past cannot be altered but it can be interpreted from time to time on the basis of political, social and ideological...

  • January 07, 2019

    Ruins of the past

    Throughout history, it was customary for ruling dynasties to build palaces, fortresses, temples and public buildings to display their power and...