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Rediscovering Forgotten Indo-Persian Works on Hindu-Muslim Encounters, with Fabrizio Speziale. The Wire. May 2019. here.

Anti-Semitism of Hindu Nationalists. India Abroad and Scroll. Nov 2018. here and here

Silencing Scholarly Voices. The Wire. August 2018. here

Silencing Sita. The Caravavan. June 2018. here

Many Criticisms of Rama. The Wire. April 2018. here

Pakistan’s Indian History. Newsweek Pakistan. March 2018. here

Why Aurangzeb’s name should not be used as an insult. DailyO. December 2017. here

Taj and Bigotry. Indian Express. October 2017. here

India at 70: Why Hindu Nationalists are Afraid of the Mughals. DailyO. Aug 2017. here

Censoring Indian History. History Today. August 2017. here and pdf here

Modern Politics in Premodern History. Scroll. May 25, 2017. here

A Much-Maligned Mughal. Aeon. April 5, 2017. here

The Right’s Problem with History. DNA India. October 26, 2016. here

The Great Mughal Whitewash. India Today. March 10, 2016. here

It is High Time to Discard the Pernicious Myth of India’s Medieval Muslim ‘Villains’. The Wire. January 9, 2016. here

What We Can Learn From India’s Medieval Past.” The Wire. September 20, 2015. here


Discussion at Lahore Literary Festival, 2018. here

Presentation at Jaipur Literature Festival, 2017. here


In conversation with Souradeep Roy and Ishita Mehta. August 2018. part 1 and part 2 (video interview)

‘The space for dissent has shrunk in India.’ Live Mint, August 14, 2018. here

‘The Historian Who Engages.’ Live Mint, October 14, 2017. here

Interview about Culture of Encounters: Sanskrit at the Mughal Court for New Books. April 3, 2017. here (audio interview)

‘They want to treat Aurangzeb as a political football.’ Frontline, March 17, 2017. here

‘Aurangzeb is a severely misunderstood figure.’ The Hindu, September 14, 2015. here

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