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Mubarak Ali
Mubarak Ali

The writer is a veteran historian and scholar.

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  • July 16, 2018

    The people boom

    Historical evidence suggests that if a country’s population increases beyond the limits of its resources, it deeply influences its social,...

  • July 07, 2018

    Images of death

    Although everybody knows that death is inevitable, nobody is ready to recognise this fact and continue to desire to live for as long as possible....

  • June 27, 2018

    Europe’s dark past

    Various European powers constructed the image of non-European nations on the basis of three elements: rational, religious and civilisational...

  • June 16, 2018

    Europe’s Enlightenment

    The Enlightenment emerged in 18th century Europe and played an important role in changing the nature of its political, social and religious...

  • June 10, 2018

    Appropriating history

    In the 15th century when the movement of the Renaissance emerged in Italy, scholars who were its forerunners were termed humanists. Their main...

  • June 04, 2018

    Toynbee on civilisation

    In his monumental work, ‘A Study of history’, British historian Arnold J Toynbee surveyed 23 civilisations. Some of these civilisations...

  • May 28, 2018

    Spengler on mass culture

    When Spengler was writing his book the ‘Decline of the West’, published in 1918, he had plenty of material at his disposal. Archaeologists had...

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