And you wouldn't dare insult me, sir,
If Jack were only here.
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Dalrymple on Mughals
William Dalrymple is surely one of the most astute (and sympathetic) western commentators on India. Here's a good sample of his work--dealing with the Mughal empire and emphasising (a) the tolerance of Akbar (but not Arungzeb); and (b) the relatively advanced status of women (link).