As Sardar Patel's deputy, VP Menon was unarguably the architect of the modern India. Yet startlingly little is known about this bureaucrat, patriot and visionary. We talk to his biographer, historian Narayani Basu, on #LHIBookClub
When the Mughals were the preeminent power in the subcontinent, a wide array of migrants known as ‘firangis’ made India their home. Jonathan Gil Harris tells the gripping accounts of these foreigners who were healers, soldiers, artists, ascetics, pirates and courtesans.
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