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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. 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


Presentation at Jaipur Literature Festival, 2017. 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

In new book, a side of Aurangzeb that India is not familiar with. The Indian Express, March 5, 2017. here

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

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