The Antique Lands

A majestic narrative on the Silk Roads retells global history where West and Central Asia form the axis of power play. The historian as a captivating storyteller is less convincing when he turns prophetic. The roads may not rise again

Burke and India

Edmund Burke, the 18th century English philosopher-statesman, believed that Indians were systematically exploited by the East India Company, whose abuse of power led to the creation of one of the most degenerate species of government that the civilised world had ever seen

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