The US and NATO forces' disastrous two decades long war in Afghanistan ended with a humiliating exit, quite like the defeat the British faced in 1842. Catch Historian William Dalrymple, author of the most authoritative book on the First Anglo-Afghan War, Return of A King, on how and why history has repeated itself. Here is an excerpt. Subscribe to the LHI Circle for the full interview.
Vikram Sarabhai was a man of many parts. The 'Father of India's Space Program, he was also a great institution builder. As we mark his birth centenary today, here is a look at a new book that tries to capture his essence, for a new generation...
History often ignores the story of the people who were witness to it. The Partition of India wasn't just a division of land, it was a devastating uprooting of people, amidst unimaginable violence from all sides. Oral historian and author of Remnants of a Separation, Aanchal Malhotra, talks about her work.
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