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Mubarak Ali
Mubarak Ali

The writer is a veteran historian and scholar.

  • 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...

  • 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...