Scottish historian, art historian & photographer, Mehrauli goatherd, kabooter baz & baadfaroosh. Writes the occasional book.
Joined on 5 November, 2012
"A sensitive, often uncomfortable commentary on the stubborn influence of empire." Long & glowing review for @Sathnam's Empireland.
Seemingly in a hurry, a lady with a go-between on a terrace, ca. 1800, Kangra,Punjab Hills. @britishmuseum @DalrympleWill @errfanseye @Jibunnessa @katherineschof8 @zarafshan @ranjona @ghosh_gopali @swativashishtha @hemantsarin @RaiSwatiRai @ssharadmohhan #art #culture #History
Word 'Ban Than' which mean 'Impeccably Dressed' is derived from #Kishangarh #Rajasthan's Raja Samant Singh's Queen Bani Thani (Monalisa of India), seen here in this ca. 1750 #Rajasthani painting by Nihal Chand, now @ClevelandArt.
@ranjona @Peachtreespeaks @DalrympleWill @iamrana
“Robert Jenrick, who resembles nothing so much as a lifesize cardboard cutout of Robert Jenrick – the sort of smiling, speech-bubbled suit you might expect to act as a greeter in your local Barclays” - @MarinaHyde always good, but sparklingly good today
From the Ashwamedha to Chetak and Laili, horses were an integral part of life in India. Author of The Tale of the Horse, @Yashaswini_Ch talks of Maratha women equestrians, artists like Bagta, Shah Jahan's piebald, and Rajput legends on Books & Authors
Stunning terracotta head of a Kushan prince,from ancient Dalverzintepe site 1st - 2nd C,Termez Archeology Museum,Uzbekistan @DalrympleWill @errfanseye @hemantsarin @ssharadmohhan @zarafshan @tawairkh @SavingMesAynak @ghosh_gopali @ranjona @UZAmbassador @yannth2 #archeology
While my students in semester 2 of #HST6747AnxietiesofEmpire may not fully appreciate having to read 'The Insidious Fu Manchu' from 1913, I do look forward to showing them Gillo Pontecorvo's masterpiece 'Battle of Algiers', which is probably *the* best historical film ever made.
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