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Mubarak Ali
Mubarak Ali

The writer is a veteran historian and scholar.

  • 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...

  • December 31, 2018

    The fall of the Roman Empire

    The history of the Roman Empire fascinates European nations. Many of them tend to admire those emperors and generals who defeated the so-called...

  • December 24, 2018

    The world of traders

    Generally, historians recognised the contribution of elite classes such as royal dynasties, the aristocracy and feudal lords but ignored the role of...

  • December 17, 2018

    When the people rise

    Historians generally do write political, social and economic narratives but ignore the role of decisions that are taken on the basis of emotions and...

  • December 10, 2018

    Emperor Jahangir and the veneer of justice

    When the Iranian faction gained influence during the Abbasid period, they restored ancient Persian court ceremonies that were part of the Abbasid...