This article was published in Dawn, The Review, November 9-15, 2000. I stand corrected about my statement: ‘There is a less reliable tradition that in Damascus, Taimur held discourse with the famous historian and sociologist Ibn-e-Khaldun.’ In fact, it is the report of the meeting between Taimur and the poet Hafiz that has been questioned […]
This article was published in Dawn, The Review, sometime in September 2001. Since then, especially after 2006, I have come to see that the masses play a much more significant role in the making of history than what I had conceded here (especially the second paragraph).
After the First World War, the victorious Allies sat down […]